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.

*How to get to Rome*

This, of course, depends where you are coming from in the first place. If you are in Europe, you might have the option of driving, getting the train, or flying to Rome. If you are coming from further afield, you will be limited to flying. In any case, flying is the easiest way to get to Rome, and there are 2 airports that serve the city, both of which are served by taxis and public transport options to take you into the centre of Rome. Of course, if you wanted to go for the ultimate luxury travel experience, you might even look up things likeΒ how much does a private jet cost to buy, or maybe just rent for this particular trip, to see if this could be an option for you to get there in serious comfort!

*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

Missy May

A special educational need's practitioner and a single mother who believes one can look stylish without breaking the bank.

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73 Comments

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

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

  2. Rome is so beautiful!! I really hope I can visit it too. I hope you enjoyed your time there to the fullest! The food looks so delish!

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

  3. Rome is my city. But, sorry. Pizza. It’sn’t a beautiful e tipical italian PIZZA!
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  4. 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

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

  5. Desislava Markova

    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

    1. Good to hear that and thanks much.

  6. Rome looks amazing! My son is going there next year and I’m sure he will check out many of these places. The food looks so good too.

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    1. It sure is Kathrine! Awesome! Thanks much!

  7. I was in Rome recently! Ah why I not seen your post before
    http://www.recklessdiary.ru

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

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

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

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    1. Haha!! I lol at well. Thank you!

  10. oh i miss rome! being italian I must say rome is the capital city for a reason: the history there is beyond amazing!!

    Cate // 35mminstyle

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

  11. 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

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

  12. jenniferpickering22gmailcom

    I would love to go to Rome!! Looks amazing!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    1. Thanks Jennifer! It sure is and hope you do.

  13. 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.

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

  14. Rome is absolutely gorgeous! Nice photos!

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  15. Your Rome guide is aces, sister! I wanna go someday soon!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. Thank you sis and hope you do.

    1. Good to hear that and thank you.

  16. 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

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

  17. You should have told me! You were in my city!!! I hope that there was not so much litter around….
    Rome is sooooo dirty nowadays!
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    1. Aww…next time I will definitely inform you Francesca. It wasn’t bad at all. Ha!!
      Thank you!

  18. So cool that you got to visit Rome. I have always wanted to visit the historic city so full of history. I’m glad you enjoyed your time there.
    LaToya
    http://www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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

    1. Sure is Federica! Thank you!

  19. I’ll be heading to Rome in the fall and this is so helpful!! It seriously looks so beautiful there!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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

  20. 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

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

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

    matiime.blogspot.com

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

  22. 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

    1. Aww… Thank you Lovely! πŸ™‚

  23. Oh I want to visit Rome one day!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    1. Hope you do some day Lisa. πŸ™‚

  24. 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

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

  25. It looks so busy on the streets of Rome! I love the photos.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    1. It sure busy indeed Radi. Thanks πŸ™‚

  26. 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

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

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

  28. Gosh, these pictures are amazing. I love them.I hope I can visit Rome someday.
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    1. Thank you Sophie and hope you do some day.

  29. I love Rome, I’ve been there before and I can’t wait to go again! πŸ˜€

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    1. Good to hear that Jelena. Thanks πŸ™‚

  30. 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

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

  31. Amazing post dear! xoxo

    Vildana from Living Like V

  32. I should have had your guide when I was in Rome! Thanks for this helpful guide, dear Missy May!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  33. Amazing pictures. The post is really informative and helpful. Thanks for sharing.
    Adi xx | http://www.fancycorrectitude.com

    1. Thank you Aditi. My pleasure!

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

    1. Good to hear that Ivana. Thank you!

  35. I have so many grand memories from my time in Rome. Loved seeing your pics here, my beautiful Mavis. Hopefully, you threw your coin into Trevi Fountain so you know you will return to Rome. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks much dear Lizzy and good to hear that. Yes, I did throw a coin in the Fontana. Ha!!

  36. I love Rome full of history! Great photos and nice colors! Good job! <3 πŸ™‚

    SKlemi
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