A weekend in Rome: the arrival

Ciao! My first lifestyle / travel post, and what a way to kick it off…

We’ve just come back from a dreamy 3 night stay in Rome. If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen a few snaps – @elisemcj

R has never been to Italy before, and the last time I was in Rome I looked like this… so needless to say we were a bit excited!

babyIMG_3161We landed in the Eternal City on Friday afternoon, and after a short queue for a taxi, we were whisked off to our hotel.

We booked a flight & hotel deal through Expedia. We had to fly Ryanair there (it was totally fine) but lucked out with a gorgeous 4* hotel near the Termini station – The Independent.

We checked in with the lovely hotel staff, who upgraded us to a deluxe room, dropped our bags and raced up to the rooftop bar, which boasts amazing views over the whole of city. IMG_2921We arrived just in time for the sunset, ordered some cold drinks and toasted our arrival. IMG_2928IMG_2919IMG_2923IMG_2925IMG_2926IMG_2927Not wanting to venture too far that evening, and with all of Saturday and Sunday left to explore, we decided to try hotel recommended Babbo’s on Via Vulturno.  IMG_2931 We started with deliciously garlic focaccia style pizza bread, followed by one of my favourites: Tortino di Melanzane. It may not look like much but its the most gorgeous, cheesy, aubergine and tomato bake. IMG_2934 We had to choose pizza for our first meal. I had 3 of my favourite things on a pizza. Bresaola, parmesan and rocket. YUM. IMG_2938IMG_2939He went for spicy salami and red onion. IMG_2941All washed down with a lovely bottle of Chianti and finished with the creamiest, coffee-est tiramisu. Apologies for the half eaten pud… we couldn’t wait! IMG_2943Apart from the slightly stressed staff, the food was nice. Definitely not the best we had in Rome, but when you’ve spent the day traveling, and just want something close and comforting, it hit the spot.

We topped off the evening with a nightcap on the roof terrace, and waddled off to bed.

More tomorrow…

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