rome highlights.

Here are some highlights of our first leg of the trip in Rome including a few restaurants we LOVED! And in case you missed yesterday’s post – make sure you check out the Doria Pamphilj Gallery photos here 🙂

Our first day we landed around 10am, dropped our bags & went straight for the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine. Very aggressive move, ha. I would highly recommend getting the skip the line passes — we got ours here.

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I obviously got gelato right away {the gelato place was really close to the Colosseum called Angelino “ai Fori” – delicious first gelato of the trip!}

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^with my mermaid friends.

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^can you tell we are tired!?

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We made our way to the area of Trastevere on our first afternoon & stayed through the evening — this was our favorite area. So charming with tons of cute bars, alleyways and restaurants! Two that I remember {because I took photos} we stopped at are Baylon Café and Grazia & Graziella.

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Close to the Trevi Fountain is La Prosciutteria — such a fun spot to grab a meat & cheese platter + wine. We loved this place! They give you TONS of food – this is a medium platter. Legit could feed an entire family, yet we pretty much crushed it. Walking 7-10 miles every day in Rome helped with that.

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Read reviews on this cute spot here.

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Another great gelato place close to the Trevi Fountain is Il Gelato di San Crispino. Reviews here.

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We did a guided tour of the Vatican with Dino {book him here} — it was amazing and so worth it to have a guide give us a history lesson and point out SO many things we would have never known. It makes the whole experience more special when you know everything you are looking at.

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We ended up going back to the Trastevere neighborhood our last afternoon after the Vatican. We ate at the cutest restaurant outside called Dar Poeta.

I had written this down as a recommendation from Taylor but we actually stumbled upon it walking around and I realized it was the same place.

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Their website is here – the pictures on their site are all inside and I loved the outdoor space so don’t be fooled by their photos. The pizza was our favorite of the whole trip!

Our last night we went to the rooftop bar at the Hotel Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese thanks to my friend Brooke’s reco {website + location here} — we got really lucky and were able to sit outside with the incredible views of Rome during sunset. A perfect way to end our stay in Roma!

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happy hour

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And some more pizza + gelato because YOLO. xx

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Comments

  1. your rome trip looks AMAZING!!!! we loved Dar Poeta so glad you went !! our meal outside the vatican was one of those things you think can never happen : one of the worst things ever eaten in my life. I don’t know why we stopped where we did, but I’m so glad all of yours were nothing like that! your pictures are so gorgeous! IM SO JEALOUS!

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