I decided that once I had got my Christmas bonus from work I would use it to book some flights throughout the year and one of these was a trip to Rome.
I had been to Rome in 2012, but this was a whistlestop tour whilst Jamie and I were on a cruise. I think we had less than 10 hours here and it was a minibus taking us to the main tourist sites with just a little bit of time for pictures. You can read about that trip here.
About 6 weeks ago, I decided that I didn\’t really want to go so cancelled the hostel I had booked and didn\’t bother booking train tickets to/from the airport and transfers in Rome.
I then decided about 3 weeks ago that I did want to go so I found a different hostel and booked my train tickets to/from Stansted and the transfers to/from Ciampino airport.
I decided that I would do the sightseeing bus when I was in Rome and booked a 3-day ticket as I knew there was a lot to see and do.
In this post, I will detail what I did on each day and provide some pictures. I don\’t really want to go into the history of Rome as this will make the post way longer than it needs to be.
I got severely sunburned on this trip but it was totally worth it. I have suncream but it is over 100mls so couldn\’t take it with me and I didn\’t want to buy some in Rome to have to leave it there too. I am not looking for sympathy as I brought it on myself.
Use of the toilets here is not free. Generally costs €1 to use. It can get expensive!
Fast food is more expensive than in the UK too!
All in all, I had a really good time in Rome and would definitely recommend it if you are thinking of going.
It was an early start on the day I went home and a long day as I still had to do a shift once I was back home.
It was so nice stepping off the plane in Stansted to 16-degree temperatures and rain. I slowly made my way to the terminal whilst everyone else was running. It was so, so nice.
You can view all of my Rome pics here