Spending money in Rome. Colosseum.

For me, Rome was always one of those ‘one day’ destinations. Somewhere that I knew I would visit eventually and a place that I would love when I did but, for whatever reason, it was always pipped to the post by some other destination calling my name. That all changed when I learnt that Ciaran had always wanted to visit the Colosseum and I booked a surprise trip for his 30th birthday. Finally, it was my time to visit The Eternal City. With so much…Continue Reading “Three days in Rome”

Spending money in Rome. Roman Forum.

Filled to the brim with historic attractions, traditional trattorias and trendy bars, there’s a lot to occupy your time in Rome. However, it can be hard to know how much spending money you’ll need to accommodate all that pizza, gelato and sightseeing. Therefore, as part of my travel spending money series, I have detailed exactly how much I spent and what I spent it on. Of course, everyone’s itineraries and appetites will differ (I skipped Vatican┬áCity so that is not included in my budgeting) but…Continue Reading “How much spending money for three days in Rome?”

The Basilica of Santa Maria

Located on the western side of the Tiber River, south of Vatican City, Trastevere is within walking distance from Rome’s major sights and its attractive cobblestone streets, ivy-covered eateries and authentic bohemian vibe mean it’s fast becoming one of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods. During the day, tourists seeking a taste of ‘true Rome’ wander the pretty streets, admire the churches and take in the views at Janiculum Terrace while in the evening hordes of locals gather for late-night sessions of al fresco boozing and…Continue Reading “Trastevere Travel Guide”

With twenty-two different neighbourhoods to choose from, deciding on the best place to stay in Rome isn’t easy. Every district is filled with world-famous landmarks and each has its own distinct characteristics; there’s picturesque Monti, hip Pigneto, historical Centro Storico, gastronomic Testaccio and bohemian Trastevere. The question is, which one should you choose? Well, if it’s ivy-covered cobbled streets lined with traditional trattorias, trendy restaurants and quirky bars that you’re looking for, Trastevere is the neighbourhood for you. What’s more, it’s home to possibly the…Continue Reading “The best place to stay in Rome: Residenza del Cedro, Trastevere”