Back in the beginning of April, Cole had to travel to Rome for work. We thought why not make the most of him being there and I would travel on Friday so we could spend the weekend in Italy! Both of us had previously been to Rome but it was a while ago and were excited to explore the city together.
We stayed at the Hotel Indigo, which was perfect location right near the river and within walking distance to all the major sites, but in a quaint neighbourhood that had all the charm of Rome.
Friday evening, we met up with some of Cole’s coworkers that were also in town and wandered through the beautiful squares, stopping to grab appetizers and drinks at Obica Mozzarella Bar in Campo de Fiori square, which was delicious. We then headed across the Tiber river to the neighbourhood of Trastevere and explored a bit before heading to Antico Arco, a restaurant that was recommended by one of Cole’s Alitalia colleagues. The carbonara pasta I ordered had truffles on it – heaven! We ended the night by grabbing some delicious gelato.
Since we were leaving first thing Sunday morning, we had all of Saturday to see everything Rome had to offer in 24 hours. We checked off all the major sites – The Roman Forum, The Colosseum, The Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, The Vatican, The Pantheon, and much more. We even found time to squeeze in some pizza and gelato throughout the day 😉
Since we were already across the river after seeing the Vatican, we decided to head back to Trastevere to spend the afternoon exploring a bit more. I absolutely loved this neighbourhood and area of Rome. It’s got a lot of excitement, energy, and is full of restaurants and bars. If you ever find yourself in Rome, go check out La Prosciutteria and order a meat/cheese platter. And if they have Nutella pie available – you must order yourself a slice or two!
That evening, we followed a recommendation from the hotel and went to Bar del Fico, a trendy bar near Piazza Navona that had a great atmosphere. It was completely packed with locals spilling out onto the street. They had chess tables set up nearby and we watched the Italians battle each other in some “heated” matches.
We are so glad we went back to Rome as we both absolutely loved seeing it together and it surpassed our expectations and previous memories we had. After exploring Rome, I can’t wait to go back to Italy and check out some more cities.