THE ANCIENT CITY ROME
So much to do !!! And so little time and best of all is walking around an ancient city.
My Rome trip was very fancy shmancy, staying in Fendi Suites hotel which newly opened a few months back was the ideal place as it was bang in the centre of all the touristic sites, shops and of course being a luxury boutique hotel ‘spoke my language’ FASHION FASHION FASHION, but the rooms were so lovely and very well designed that it definitely is a place to stay if you are looking for a modern cool vibe..also the rooftop was perfect to watch sunsets in their Zuma restaurant ;)
Another hotel that newly opened and we stayed in for a night was Portrait hotel by Salvadore Ferragamo, slightly different feel, less decor but more insight into his work. But again a very top chique hotel to stay in which was very close by and the perfect rooftop to have your breakfast and watch glorious sunsets.
Pierluigi had an amazing street vibe with so many famous people making the wall of fame.. the service food and service was the perfect start to the vacation!
Life restaurant had great ambience, a restaurant split with an outdoor section and the indoor more secluded
But my all time fav was having dinner in Maribelle michelin star magic!! This place is everything! The food, balcony stretch and interior design, in fact the entire hotel was absolutely stunning! (hotel Splendide) A huge waiting list therefore it is highly essential to book in advance xx
Places to visit:
The Fontana di Trevi - or Trevi Fountain in English -is a fountain in Rome, Italy. It is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and the most beautiful in the world.
A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome.
The fountain is worldwide famous
Spanish Steps (closed for renovation this summer)
The Spanish Steps are a set of steps climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinita dei Monti at the top dominated by Trinita dei Monti Church.
The steps are at the eastern end of the old city centre. From the base there is a maze of very narrow lanes crammed full with designer shops waiting to be explored.
Although a major draw for visitors there is no particular wow factor as such, a place to congregate and hang out for a while.
The stairway itself is of 138 steps, if you cannot manage this there is a lift, part of the Metro complex - but like the Metro station itself it is quite seedy.
In May each year the steps are decorated with pink azaleas.
In an attempt to keep the area clean, the authorities have banned visitors from eating whilst sitting on the steps.
The area immediately around the Spanish Steps is one of the most upmarket districts in Rome, the Via dei Condotti facing the Spanish Steps being where you find the top range designer and perfume shops. Behind the Spanish Steps at the top of the steps is an area where you find some of the finest and most expensive hotels in Rome.