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Six Hours In Rome: Travel Guide!

Rome Travel Guide

If you saw Tuesday’s post or if you follow me on any of my social media channels then you’ll know that I spent a few days in Venice with Matt and his family. The day before we flew home to England however, Matt and I decided to take the four hour train journey to Rome; we were only there for six hours but that was all it took for me to fall in love with the beautiful city!

things to do in rome

We got train tickets for around €100 each which was pretty pricey, but considering we only booked them the day before we went, we didn’t really expect much less! Both Matt and I agreed that it was definitely money well spent though, and I would 100% recommend making the journey to Rome if you’re ever in Venice (or vice versa).

Obviously our first stop had the be the world-famous Colosseum which was one of the best things I’ve ever seen! It literally looks just how I imagined it to; exactly the same as it does in the movies. The area around this popular landmark is absolutely heaving with tourists though (and I mean literally swarming with people!).

After admiring the spectacular sight for a while, we walked past a number of ancient ruins and other wonderful buildings until we stumbled on one of the most breathtaking pieces of architecture I’ve ever seen, the Altare della Patria. I just recently discovered that it’s the largest national monument in Italy and it’s clear to see why: it’s bloody MASSIVE! It genuinely is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen and no amount of pictures could ever do it justice.

things to do in Rome

We made a quick stop at a cute little cafe to pick up some ice cream and macaroons and to apply more suncream as the 38 degree heat was doing no favours for our terribly pale skin.

Matt’s an insanely good tour guide and he managed to find all the beautiful landmarks and buildings. We saw the Pantheon which is just so unbelievably cool, and the Trevi Fountain which was miles bigger than I thought it was! Everything in Rome is just otherworldly – it’s hard to describe just how picturesque everything is.

things to do in Rome

things to do in Rome

things to do in Rome

We also walked through a wonderful part of Rome called Prati on our way to Vatican City. The area was so gorgeous, full of palm trees and wonderful architecture.

things to do in Rome

Vatican City and St Peter’s Basilica was truly a sight to behold, albeit almost unbearably busy. The queue to actually get inside the Basilica was over two hours long and with our train being in just a few hours, we didn’t have time to see one of the most famous paintings in the world inside the Sistine Chapel. We did however buy postcards and sent them from the Vatican City postbox!

things to do in Rome

things to do in Rome

We enjoyed a leisurely walk around the city for a little while and then we headed back to the train station. Our time in Rome was truly magical, even though we only spent six hours there it really was the most amazing experience.

Have you ever been to Rome? Would you like to go? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16. 

42 Comments

  1. abbeylouisarose
    13th July 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I am so glad you enjoyed the Colosseum and the Pantheon, they are two of the places I most want to visit in Rome – probably just because I’ve studied them as part of my degree haha! Those postbox photos of the pair of you are too cute!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      13th July 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Haha, that’s so cool! You should really go as they’re so incredible to see! And thank you lovely! Xx

  2. 13th July 2017 / 9:54 pm

    I got back from Rome last week, me and my boyfriend spent 4 days there it was truly incredible!! You did nearly all of what we took 4 days to see in 6 hours though that’s very impressive haha!

  3. 14th July 2017 / 9:19 am

    I’m so glad you decided to go to Rome! It’s probably my favourite place ever. Looks like you managed to see a lot in six hours! Gorgeous photos 🙂
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      16th July 2017 / 6:41 pm

      Thanks lovely! It really was amazing! Xx

  4. Sarah
    14th July 2017 / 12:09 pm

    I would love to visit xx

  5. Kayleigh Zara
    14th July 2017 / 4:07 pm

    I’m so happy that you posted this as I’m visiting Rome in September and I’m so excited! So glad you had a good time x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌻🍂www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      16th July 2017 / 6:41 pm

      Ooh how exciting! You’ll have a fab time x

  6. 14th July 2017 / 6:13 pm

    How beautiful! I haven’t been to very many places, but I’m developing a list of where I’d like to visit when I can afford to in the future. Looks like I’m adding Rome 😉

    http://www.lovefrommaira.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      16th July 2017 / 6:42 pm

      Haha, it’s so beautiful! I’m sure you’d love it x

  7. 14th July 2017 / 8:04 pm

    Wow! I have always wanted to go to Rome and really hope I get to go one day. I’m a history fanatic so I’d love to go and see some of these magnificent places I’ve hear so much about.

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      16th July 2017 / 6:42 pm

      It’s so gorgeous, I’m sure you’d love it there xx

  8. 14th July 2017 / 8:37 pm

    Rome is another place I’d love to go so much. And Florence. I always said I would honeymoon in Florence… we went to Wales with Jake instead.. that’s the same right? Haha. Glad you had an amazing time chicken xxxxxxx

    Lucylovesbeautyxo.com

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      16th July 2017 / 6:43 pm

      Haha that’s the same Lucy, yes 😉 but you definitely have to visit Rome one day, it’s so gorgeous! Xxx

  9. 14th July 2017 / 11:15 pm

    I stopped at Rome on a cruise so we only had a day there too. I just remember it being incredibly hot and the queue’s were too long to go inside anywhere haha. The pizza was great though! x

    G

    http://www.teawithgi.com

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      16th July 2017 / 6:44 pm

      The heat was almost unbearable but it really is beautiful x

  10. 15th July 2017 / 10:07 am

    Wow that is so cool you just went to Rome for the day, I love how spontaneous that is. I hope to travel there next year your blog is giving me serious wanderlust at the moment, great post lovely xx

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      16th July 2017 / 6:45 pm

      Haha, thank you ever so much Siobhan xx

  11. 15th July 2017 / 10:07 am

    Wow that is so cool you just went to Rome for the day, I love how spontaneous that is. I hope to travel there next year your blog is giving me serious wanderlust at the moment, great post lovely xx

  12. 16th July 2017 / 11:04 am

    This looks absolutely amazing! I can’t believe how beautiful it was. Definitely well worth the price.

    It looks like you had a blast!

    xx

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      16th July 2017 / 6:46 pm

      We really did, and it was 100% worth the money! Xx

  13. 16th July 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Omg, Rome looks beautiful! I would love to visit 🙌🏽

  14. 17th July 2017 / 7:17 am

    I’ve always wanted to go to Rome ❤️ It looks like you had a wonderful time 💕

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      17th July 2017 / 10:16 am

      We really did, it was incredible xx

  15. Debra-Bow
    17th July 2017 / 6:35 pm

    This is amazing! Looks like such an incredible place. We’re actually thinking of going to Italy for our summer holiday and catching trains round the country to see all of the different places… I just can’t believe how much there is to see there!

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      17th July 2017 / 9:03 pm

      That’s such a good idea, it’s definitely worth doing that! X

  16. 17th July 2017 / 9:46 pm

    I haven’t ever been to Rome but I absolutely love Italy and is somewhere I definitely want to visit. It sounds like you had an amazing time and managed to see so much in such a short space of time. I now want to go even more!

    Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      18th July 2017 / 4:34 pm

      It was absolutely incredible! I’m sure you’d love it Kristy! X

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      22nd July 2017 / 5:57 am

      Thanks girly! X

  17. 21st July 2017 / 10:53 pm

    It looks like you packed in a fair bit in just six hours! x

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      22nd July 2017 / 5:59 am

      We really did! X

  18. Olivia Mulhearn
    22nd July 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Rome is one of my favourite places ive ever been to! its amazing isnt it definitely need to go back!

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      22nd July 2017 / 7:53 pm

      It really is beautiful!

  19. Jadirah Sarmad
    23rd July 2017 / 11:25 am

    Rome is so beautiful and historically rich that it is my goal to visit some day! Thanks for the travel guide. 🙂 x

    ♥ Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      23rd July 2017 / 7:42 pm

      No problem lovely, it’s absolutely gorgeous! X

  20. 27th July 2017 / 10:35 pm

    How amazing, Rome is one of my favourite places!

  21. Lauren
    30th July 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Oh I really want to go to Rome! I’m planning on travelling next summer and Rome is one of the places I definitely want to go to. Looks absolutely gorgeous, I love all of your photos!

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      31st July 2017 / 9:10 am

      Thanks lovely! I couldn’t recommend Rome enough, it’s one of the most beautiful places ever! Xx

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