TRAVEL DIARY: YOUR NUMBER ONE TRAVEL GUIDE WHEN IN ROME…

ColosseumHello Beauties, welcome to my first Rome post. As mentioned in my previous post, I took a short break to explore the city of Rome. With off days at hand and a friendly invitation from a friend who lives there, I couldn’t say no to that. Oh what a beautiful city Rome is!! I was in total awe all the time. Every nook and cranny ignited an excitement. There’s so much history and so much to see. A very artistic place.

*Place to see when in Rome*

While there’re the main tourist attraction places, every corner in the city draws you in. -From the numerous boutiques, restaurants, corner shops and ice cream parlours, there’re so much to see and do. The first obvious place people go to is the Colosseum which is so grand. Second is the Vatican museums which is beyond amazing (nip into St Peter’s Basilica from the Sistine Chapel as well). Then there’re Fontana Di Trevi (The Trevi Fountain), Castel sant d’angelo, the spanish steps, the list goes on. Just make sure you’ve enough money on you. Ha!!

*What to pack*

With any holiday, comfort should be at the forefront of your mind when it comes to packing. This is my second time flying to Italy and the weather there is insanely hot when its summer. So if you’re visiting around that season, pack light. Majority of their streets isn’t heels friendly so flats and sneakers are your friend. If you’re an expert in walking in heels, then by all means please knock yourself out.

*Don’t be a tourist*

I hear someone asking, “what the hell is that supposed to mean Missy?” Lol!! This simply means don’t look clueless. Even if you’re, just don’t look it, because the hustle in the streets of Rome is on another level. There is someone on every corner trying to sell or persuading you to do something. The first rule my tour guide told me was, “remember everyone is a thief, including myself.”
Fontana Di Trevi

Thanks much for your visits and meaningful comments. Have a blessed week.

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Much Love!

Missy May

68 Comments

  1. April 17, 2019 / 3:02 pm

    I have never been to Europe, but I would like to visit one day. Your pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    • Missy May
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      April 17, 2019 / 8:36 pm

      I hope you do visit one day sis. My pleasure and thank you.

    • Missy May
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      April 17, 2019 / 8:37 pm

      It sure is hun! You will for sure and I did.
      It was! Thank you πŸ™‚

  2. April 17, 2019 / 8:31 pm

    Oh wow, these pictures of Rome are amazing! I bet it was such a fun trip. And the food look so good too.
    Thanks for sharing with us!

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

    • Missy May
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      April 17, 2019 / 8:39 pm

      Thanks much Jackie and your bet is spot on!
      My pleasure! πŸ™‚

  3. Desislava Markova
    April 17, 2019 / 8:59 pm

    I love Rome, and Italy in general. Their culture and heritage is enormous. This travel guide is super useful.

    http://www.SatinOfLux.com | Fashion Blog | by Dess

    • Missy May
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      April 18, 2019 / 10:25 pm

      Good to hear that and thanks much.

    • Missy May
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      April 18, 2019 / 10:30 pm

      It sure is Kathrine! Awesome! Thanks much!

    • Missy May
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      April 18, 2019 / 10:24 pm

      Aw not to worry. Hope you had a great time.

  4. April 18, 2019 / 2:18 am

    You certainly give the phrase – when in Rome – a whole new meaning. I really like your advice about traveling in Rome, and traveling in general. It is important to explore both the tourist attractions as well as the smaller local places. As well, I love your navy blue coat.
    ❀️❀️❀️
    Elle
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    • Missy May
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      April 18, 2019 / 10:52 pm

      Aw…thanks much Elle. Good to hear that. πŸ™‚

  5. Fashionably Idu
    April 18, 2019 / 3:51 am

    Remember everyone is a thief, I like that. Totally had me laughing out loud. Great guide and beautiful you!!!

    https://www.fashionablyidu.com/

    • Missy May
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      April 18, 2019 / 10:26 pm

      Haha!! I lol at well. Thank you!

    • Missy May
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      April 18, 2019 / 10:23 pm

      I couldn’t agree more with you Caterina. Thanks much and will do that.

  6. April 18, 2019 / 11:51 am

    Italy is the next place I want to visit internationally! LOL love the point about not being a tourist – it matters. PS: Great outfits too – love the hat, Missy!

    xx http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

    • Missy May
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      April 18, 2019 / 10:31 pm

      Wonderful! Lol…oh yeah it sure does. Thanks much Quinn!

    • Missy May
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      April 18, 2019 / 10:22 pm

      Thanks Jennifer! It sure is and hope you do.

  7. April 18, 2019 / 2:00 pm

    I love these pictures they are so beautiful, and interesting. I’ve never been to any European countries, but I’ve been to Australia and some Asian ones and the advice is spot on for most places that anyone can visit, it’s happened to me but I was with my twin and she was good at see and knowing the scams.

    • Missy May
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      April 18, 2019 / 10:50 pm

      Good to hear that Tiffany. You’re right! Thank God, -that’s why its always good to travel with someone.
      Thanks much…

    • Missy May
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      April 18, 2019 / 10:21 pm

      Thank you sis and hope you do.

    • Missy May
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      April 18, 2019 / 10:39 pm

      Good to hear that and thank you.

  8. karasclosetblog
    April 18, 2019 / 6:38 pm

    Wow, it looks so beautiful there! I love all of your photos of Rome. I’d love to travel there one day and your tip on not looking like a tourist is really helpful.

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • Missy May
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      April 18, 2019 / 10:41 pm

      It sure is indeed Kara. Good to hear that and hope you do. Thanks much!

    • Missy May
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      April 18, 2019 / 10:47 pm

      Aww…next time I will definitely inform you Francesca. It wasn’t bad at all. Ha!!
      Thank you!

    • Missy May
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      April 18, 2019 / 10:44 pm

      Yeah and hope you visit some day. Thanks much LaToya!

    • Missy May
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      April 20, 2019 / 9:07 pm

      Yeyyyy….good to hear that, Rach. It is indeed! Thank you!

  9. alimackin2013
    April 19, 2019 / 7:52 pm

    Everyone is a thief including me lol, oh my. They say similar things about Paris but I have been three times and have never had a problem. Though Rome could be worse. It is funny but I watch these YouTube videos and these people living in Paris talk of getting mugged. But my step family has lived there for decades and neither they or their children have ever been mugged.

    But I do think Paris is a city where a women can travel on her own. Rome? Not as much but if you have your wits about you…

    LOVE the photos!! You look like you had a grand time

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Missy May
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      April 20, 2019 / 9:09 pm

      Right? Lol!! Your step family are lucky. I guess the muggers choose their target very well. Lol!!
      Thanks much Allie. I sure did!! πŸ™‚

  10. April 19, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    I’ve visited many countries but I’ve never been in Rome. Beautiful place and amazing photos!

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    • Missy May
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      April 20, 2019 / 9:04 pm

      Hope you make it there some day Martyna. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Lovely Amusan
    April 20, 2019 / 8:33 am

    Rome is beautiful, I went there 10 years ago and loved it, bought back so many memories seeing your pictures darling! Glad you had a fab time.

    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

    • Missy May
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      April 20, 2019 / 9:06 pm

      Aww… Thank you Lovely! πŸ™‚

  12. Lisa Autumn
    April 20, 2019 / 9:23 pm

    Oh I want to visit Rome one day!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • Missy May
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      April 21, 2019 / 10:50 pm

      Hope you do some day Lisa. πŸ™‚

  13. April 21, 2019 / 8:59 am

    Thanks for sharing your tips! Your trip looked lovely and I really liked your outfit! I would love to visit Rome one day.

    Hope that you are having a lovely Easter πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue

    • Missy May
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      April 21, 2019 / 10:52 pm

      My pleasure Mica. It sure was and good to hear that. Hope you do some day.
      Thanks much! πŸ™‚

    • Missy May
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      April 21, 2019 / 10:49 pm

      It sure busy indeed Radi. Thanks πŸ™‚

  14. April 21, 2019 / 1:27 pm

    Beautiful shots! My favourite part of Rome when I visited was the Colosseum. It’s just so much bigger and grander than I imagined.

    Deanna | luxandvitae.com

    • Missy May
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      April 21, 2019 / 10:50 pm

      Good to hear that Deanna. It sure is indeed!! I was amazed by it. Thank you πŸ™‚

  15. April 21, 2019 / 1:49 pm

    Man, a throwback to when I went to Rome I think 3 years ago now. Such a gorgeous country – really loved visiting the Vatican!

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    • Missy May
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      April 21, 2019 / 10:51 pm

      Good to hear that Kemi. It is indeed!! Thank you πŸ™‚

    • Missy May
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      April 21, 2019 / 10:48 pm

      Thank you Sophie and hope you do some day.

    • Missy May
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      April 21, 2019 / 10:48 pm

      Good to hear that Jelena. Thanks πŸ™‚

  16. April 21, 2019 / 6:54 pm

    So interesting to read this from another perspective, since Rome was my home for 2 years! πŸ™‚ It’s the city that no matter what season is sooo touristic! But no doubt – it’s beautiful πŸ™‚ When I was sad, I would always go to Fontana do Trevi or Villa Borghese… Rome will always have a special place in my heart <3

    xx
    Bri | https://www.brigitadaisy.com

    • Missy May
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      April 21, 2019 / 10:55 pm

      Ha!! Good to hear that, Bri. I visited Fontana di trevi, -so lovely!
      Thanks much for sharing. πŸ™‚

    • Missy May
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      April 23, 2019 / 10:41 pm

      Thank you Aditi. My pleasure!

  17. April 23, 2019 / 10:35 pm

    Great photos. I visited Rome years ago and really liked it.

    • Missy May
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      April 23, 2019 / 10:39 pm

      Good to hear that Ivana. Thank you!

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