For those of you who haven’t been, the 'Eternal City' is an absolutely amazing place to go and I couldn’t recommend it enough.
As with all tourist hotspots, it is a bit expensive, but the value for money is fantastic as it really is like an open-air museum with very few entry fees to pay.
If there’s a job I’d secretly love to do, it would to become an archaeologist. I am completely fascinated by ruins and history, so Rome was the ideal city break for me.
We really crammed in as much as we could, from eating gelato on the wall of the Trevi Fountain to looking out for the new Pope at the Vatican and strolling around the Coliseum.
We practically had to crawl back on to the flight home as our feet were killing us.
Most of the town is within walking distance (give or take an hour!), and I had come prepared with guidebooks, maps and flat shoes.
As we were just away for a short trip, I had done my online research as to the best places to eat and the best things to see and do.
The best piece of advice I came across? 'Ladies, do NOT wear heels’. This tip was invaluable.
On the first day walking around the cobbled streets of the city in my trainers, I felt frumpy and unfashionable amongst all the glamorous Italian women. However, by the second day my feet had never felt more grateful.
Once I was there, I also started off taking photos of every crumbling brick and quaint Italian street, but my pictures soon turned to shop window displays, mannequins showing off stunning fashion and handbags and shoes.
The fashion there is very expensive and very beautiful and the women really are made up to perfection in their designer labels.
Unfortunately, I just couldn’t afford a Gucci handbag after our meals out , but I did get a Roman gladiator fridge magnet and some delicious, coffee flavoured chocolate, which really was money well spent!
Picture: © Verve-Rockabilly