Thursday, 24 April 2014

Rome 2014

As I sit at my desk with a cup of tea, flicking through my photo's  taken during our City Break to Rome I feel thankful that I took so many because quite frankly it all felt like a dream. A hot, sunny, carb-filled Italian dream. 

Why? Because on my first night in the city, after finding a beautiful spot to snap a few pictures of us at the Ponte Sisto bridge, my companion of nearly 7 years asked me to marry him... yes that is right I'M ENGAGED!!

For those that are wondering, this is the kind of face one pulls when answering (read: screaming) ''Yes'' to the biggest question of their life....

As it started to rain we headed to shelter where we dined on delicious steak and Caprese salad washed down with cold Prossecco in a lively little Trattoria based a stones throw from the Bridge in Trastavere.... I must have looked mad to the other diners as I was in shock so went from deliriously happy to happy-crying at the table.

Anyway, On with  the trip....

My hopes  dreams of looking stylish in Italy went totally to pot as the gloomy weather predicted turned out to turn into 20 degrees of pure humid sunshine. Not what i came prepared for at all, but then I didn't come prepared for a Proposal.(eeeeeee)...

In photographic summary the rest of our stay looked like this....

Day 1: Campo De Fiori & The Colusseum

Delicious Gluten Free Spaghetti

The climb to the terrace of The Vittoria was worth it for the views

Day 2: Vatican City & Trevi Fountain

 Due to the queue for St Peter's Basillica being so long it snaked around the whole square we opted for tickets to the Sistine Chapel within the Vatican Museum to shelter from the heat...

Italian Gelato is the best! 

We threw in a coin together to make a wish

Day 3: Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese & Pantheon

Large Crowds basking in the sun on the Spanish Steps

One of the many views on the walk up to the park around the Villa Borghese

Gluten free Bakery!!

Gluten free Profiteroles.. Win!

We completed our last day back at the first restaurant we dined in near the Spanish Steps, with a bottle of icy cold house wine (the house wine in Rome is very good and at €10 a bottle are very reasonable in price) whilst sharing a Caprese salad with Gluten Free Penne Bolognese. Before rushing, with Gelato, back to the train station to head to the airport.

Last Supper.... perfect
I also ate at the most amazing Gluten Free Pizza place which I will blog about in a separate post!

I still cannot believe I am engaged... this surely gives me the right to try on every wedding dress/heeled shoe ever no???

Lots of Love (and one sparkly diamond)

xxx TTN xxx

1 comment:

  1. EEk! Looks like you had a fab time! Isn't Rome amazing! Now it will be a special place for you forever! Ahhh I can't wait to go back now! :) Cool pictures too! x