Traveling Rome


Oh my goodness, returning home from Italy was not easy. The food, the culture, the magnificent views... becoming a permanent resident would take zero convincing. I'm going to be sharing three photo diaries from our vacation this week starting with our time in Italy's capital, the awe-inspiring Rome. After a ten hour flight, which consisted of watching "Safe Haven" for the first time (can't explain how much I loved this movie. The ending... had me crying like a baby from my window seat). Since this was our first trip to Italy we decided to take part in a guided tour with Tauck of all of the major cities to insure we were able to experience everything. We arrived a day before our tour began to allow time for our bodies to combat the zombie-inducing jet lag. To kick off our trip we took part in a fabulous food tour called Eating Italy, which consisted of leaving the tourist traps and visiting the local's favorites, where we tasted some of the cities most delicious dishes. The walking/eating tour was four hours and a perfect way to quickly become familiar with the area's best spots. If you can handle the walking, I highly recommend it. On the second day, we visited the Colosseum, which was more breathtaking and grand than I could have ever imagined. I could have spent hours soaking up the history. The next day was all about Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel. Having always been a fan of Michelangelo's art and the story behind his Sistine Chapel masterpiece, the experience was incredibly surreal. Justin and I were both brought to tears the second we stepped inside. During the rest of our free time in Rome, we visited the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon, which were all equally grandiose. Every night after dinner, Justin and I would explore the city and each night we were taken aback by the beauty and atmosphere of Italy's dramatically dazzling capital. But my most cherished moment in Rome was being asked by my little brother to dance with him in the middle of the little street side restaurant we ate at on our last night in Rome. Talk about precious, my heart instantly melted. 






  




Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to see my photo diary from our stay in Florence! 

77 comments:

  1. Isn't having to come home the worst?! Ahhhh looks like so much fun! i went to Rome during my honeymoon-- such a fabulous city. You have me itching to go back!

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    1. Rome is a marvellous city! I love it!

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  2. fine pics;DD


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  3. Oh lovely pic's from sweet Rome!:)

    I hope you've enjoyed your stay there and wish you a nice day!:)

    Bye,
    NIKA

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  4. I can imagine how hard it must have been to come home! I've been to Rome about 3 years ago and I was so absolutely unprepared for the beauty of this city... it literally took my breath away! I'd love to go back soon! I haven't heard about Tauck before, but a 'guided' tour through Italy sounds pretty amazing. I'm sure you've found a lot of hidden gems, didn't you?
    xo Andrea

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  5. These photos are so sweet! It must be nice to travel with all of your closest family and love ones!!

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  6. Such a beautiful photos!! I'm sure that you had an amazing holiday in Rome :)

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  7. I'm visiting Rome in September & can't wait after seeing these photos!
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo
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  8. Lovely photos!
    I have been to Rome about two/three years ago and i loved it!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  9. Awwww...these pics are amazing! What a lucky girl you are. What memories!!!!

    XOXO, Jenn
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  10. WooooooW! I am so jealous!
    I want to save and go thereeee! NOW! :)
    Stunning pictures!
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    xxx

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  11. very nice pics :) I love Rome :)

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  12. Wow this look like you had an amazing time. The pictures are wonderful. I never been in rome (only milan) but I definitely need to go there. It is only 7,5 hours away from my hometown. Maybe I will go next year. I'm excited for your next photo dairy tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this amazing pictures.
    Have a great day.
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  13. I visited Italy few years ago and it was one of my favourite holidays. I love everything about Italy and there is so much to see I definitely want to go back! Great you had a great time.
    Adela x

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  14. So great to see these photos! I totally agree with you on Italy. The FOOD is amazing! xo Caroline

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  15. I also love "Safe Haven" movie!! I never been in Rome and I always wanted go there and now with these photos I want even more ;)

    Xoxo,
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  16. I was there a few days ago!! can you imagine us finding each other in Rome??? that'd be amazing :) www.theulifestyle.com

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  17. I love Rome!
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  19. Great photos and it looks and sounds like an amazing trip! I really have to go to Rome too! xx

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  20. Amazing pictures! So beautiful!

    Have a wonderful day, honey!

    ♥ Oksana
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  21. I recently started following you on Instagram so have been keeping up to date with all your adventures! Looks like you had great fun! My Instagram is @rachelsfashionpatch . Hope to hear from you soon! It has been a while! xx

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  22. I'm so glad you had a good time. I never wanted to leave Italy either. My favourite picture of you so far is the last one #siblinglove

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  23. Love your photos! Isn't Italy amazing? What was your favorite? I went a few years back with my father and brother and had a whirlwind week!

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  24. That looks soooo fun! And all that junk food..jealous!

    Rachel
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  25. Looks like such an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  26. I am just loving this little photo diary you put together!! Worst part about a trip is coming home! I had my moments where I would be hysterically crying on the plane ride back b/c I just wanted to go back to wherever I was visiting (I can be a bit extreme at times hehe)! Seems like you had such an amazing time! Italy is on my list of places that I want to visit soon, and seeing these pictures makes me want to go that much more!
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    Inna
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  27. Rome looks breathtakingly gorgeous. :)

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  28. Thanks for sharing these incredible family memories. What a wonderful time you had.

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    Have a wonderful day!
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  29. The experience looks amazing can't wait for the next three posts! Eating Italy sounds like a genius idea!!

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  30. looks like an amazing time! cannot wait to visit myself one day :) and i could eat gelato for breakfast lunch n dinner! http://heartofchic.blogspot.com

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  31. I loved Rome so much and can't wait to go back one day. Of course you did Italy in high fashion! :) So cute, girl! xo Sara

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  32. looks like you had an amazing time! xo

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  33. i loved rome when i visited! looks like you had so much fun and of course you looked stylish while doing it!:)
    xoamy
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  34. I am soo jealous, I want to visit Rome so bad!

    You and your entire family are just the cutest things ever!

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  35. Absolutely beautiful! I loved following along on Instagram!!

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  36. ahhhh I went to Italy during middle school with my family, it was the first stop of our European Vacation! it was magnificent!

    grace

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  37. The walking tour of food literally sounds like a dream come true!

    XO,
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  38. you guys are sooooooooooo cute. Loved all of these photos.

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  39. Looks like you had an amazing trip - my husband and I are headed to London and Paris this fall and I'm SO EXCITED! Looking at all your fun pictures made me even more so. :)

    xo
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  40. Amazing photo diary! I love Italy! So glad you did an eating tour, sometimes it's easy to get swept up in the touristy spots!

    xox

    Jordan

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  41. Lovely photos!! I specially love the one dancing with your brother, too cute!
    xx
    Mónica
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  42. Beautiful photos and you look so lovely!

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  43. Such an amazing experience. Looking at your photos makes me want to visit Italy even more. I have always dreamed of traveling there.

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  44. Holy vacation! You look like you had soooo much fun. I hope I get to go to Europe one day. I need some gelato!

    xo Ashley
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  45. Wow absolutely breathtaking city! You look beautiful doll.

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  46. These are some AH-MAZING pictures!! Thanks for sharing with us all. Now I want to go!!

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  47. It looks like you had a blast! I love all your pictures.

    Mana
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  48. Rome is so incredible. I love the city. I hope you had a wonderful time!

    Love from South Africa

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  49. Wow, these are so gorgeous! I have never been there but it is at the top of the list!

    Amy


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  50. Me encanta Roma. Estudié en la ciudad cuando en la universidad. Quiero volver y salir de compras!

    xx
    Kelly
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  51. Wow, your pictures are stunning! Italy is definitely on my bucket list!

    XO Alex

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  52. One of my favorite places on earth! Your pictures brought back so many memories...I have regressed to the place of "I must get back there some day!".

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  53. Sounds like a truly amazing experience, Anna. Wish I could visit Italy one of these days, too! It's definitely in my list of must-visit places :)

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  54. I'm jealous! These photos look like you had an amazing time. I would love to go to Rome one day.

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  55. great photos! i remember going to Rome around 3 years ago and loved it.

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  56. Such a fun post. You guys look like you had a blast.

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  57. Beautiful! I've always wanted to go and now I know I have to! Can't wait to see your next photo diary! :)
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  58. amazing and beautiful photos ;)

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    xoxo manu

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  60. Do I spy some J.Crew anchor shorts? (I love mine!) Your brother is such a cutie- love the little photobomb! So adorable that he asked you to dance (I'm jealous). Mine are in "awkward teenager mode" and worry that I'll hug them in public.

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  62. You and your siblings are so cute and it looks like you all had such a fun time. Why is the gelato so addicting in Europe? hehe. I can totally relate to the 3rd gellato in a day comment. :)

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  63. Rome was my favorite one of all so this was a great flashback! thanks for sharing

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  64. OHHH how I love rome! Lucky lady! I want to go back sooo bad!

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  65. I love your pink shirt. Where is it from?

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  66. I went to Rome last summer and looking through your photos really made me miss you!

    xo, Delightful Sunflower

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  67. I've always said I wanted to visit Italy and it seems like your fam did it right! When I get a chance to visit, I will be revisiting this portion of your blog :)

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  68. I have always wanted to visit Italy...beautiful pictures from Rome!

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  69. Rome is definitely beautiful. I was there last winter and I had so much fun exploring this town and Vatican City. Looking at your pictures, it brought back memories and it's still so vivid.
    I watched Safe Haven on the way back from San Fran too and I cried as well in the end. Gosh..what a twist there =D

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