R is for Rome

We stayed in Rome for a few nights in 2003, en route to a walking holiday in Umbria (for the end point of that holiday, see G is for Gubbio). We packed a lot into four days – these are just a few of the things we saw.


29 thoughts on “R is for Rome

  1. Birgit April 21, 2014 / 14:17

    Rome is on our Bucket list for sure. It is an amazing city full of art, history and culture. I am certain it was very busy. My aunt got her driver’s license there! Yup she drives nuts!!


    • Anabel Marsh April 21, 2014 / 17:03

      I would not drive in Rome! Or anywhere in Italy. Paris is similar – crazy!


  2. jenny@atasteoftravel April 21, 2014 / 15:40

    Rome is one of my favourite cities. There’s just so much to do and see. I was hoping to live like a local and spend a month there this year but plans have changed so it will have to wait until another time!


    • Anabel Marsh April 21, 2014 / 17:04

      That’s been my only visit so far – only scratched the surface.


  3. cvail April 21, 2014 / 16:12

    Anabel, Love your photos…and your tych panels..very nice…Rome. I love it.


    • Anabel Marsh April 21, 2014 / 17:08

      Thank you. I loved it too, definitely need to go back. I say that so often, I’ll need to keep travelling till I’m 100 though.


  4. Eli April 21, 2014 / 17:11

    Ah, a city I have been to, and loved!! Thanks for taking me back there Anabel – awesome pictures:-)


  5. Calli April 21, 2014 / 18:08

    Ah, Rome. It is one of my favorite cities. Even with just the Colosseum or just the Vatican or just the Roman Forum the city would be amazing. Instead it’s crammed full of so much good stuff it’s impossible to see in just one visit 🙂


    • Anabel Marsh April 21, 2014 / 18:30

      I know! Even quite “minor” sights by Roman standards can be incredibly ancient and / or beautiful. The churches are amazing too with the odd Caraveggio hanging in a corner maybe.


  6. johnmarkmiller April 21, 2014 / 18:12

    We spent our honeymoon in Rome, and these pictures just make me happy! Thanks for sharing!


    • Anabel Marsh April 21, 2014 / 18:31

      Oh, how lovely! I know how you feel – we went to Amsterdam for ours and it’s been a special city to us ever since.


  7. Silvia Writes April 21, 2014 / 21:25

    Rome is a world marvel, as far as I’m concerned. The history and art alone takes my breath away (please excuse the cliche). I’ve spent precious little time in Italy — Rome only one day, which is nowhere near enough. Thank you for sharing such gorgeous images from your vacation.
    Silvia @


  8. Chris Boothman April 22, 2014 / 00:22

    Gorgeous collection of images from Rome here Anabel! As you noticed it is one of our Dream Destinations so hopefully we will be able to get over to Italy sometime soon to check out these awesome attractions for ourselves.


  9. Donna April 22, 2014 / 14:03

    I love your pictures of Rome. We were there for less than a day so we didn’t get to see very much. Your posts are really fun to read. I’m thinking of stealing your idea for next year since one of my current goals is to organize my photos. I doubt I would be able to come up with a post for every letter.


    • Anabel Marsh April 22, 2014 / 14:35

      Thanks! You definitely need a lot more than a day. I agree this is a great way to record old photos. I’m much more likely to look at them again on the blog than in boxes in the loft or in their 1000s on the PC. I could do some letters again, but I only have one X!


  10. Katrina April 22, 2014 / 16:23

    Beautiful photos! I’ll be visiting Rome for the first time this summer; it’s been on my bucket list for years, and I can’t wait to see it!


  11. Ann April 22, 2014 / 17:43

    Another Rome-lover here. Exceeded my expectations.


    • Anabel Marsh April 22, 2014 / 17:53

      It’s just amazing, isn’t it? So much history. I love visiting Roman ruins here too, but of course we have nothing as grand as the Colisseum!


  12. cassam101 April 22, 2014 / 20:15

    We were going to Rome last year but had to cancel as I hadn’t been well and needed a more relaxing holiday. One day…..


    • Anabel Marsh April 22, 2014 / 20:18

      That’s a shame. It’s definitely not relaxing though – you need a lot of energy to see everything.


  13. Lori L MacLaughlin April 22, 2014 / 22:27

    Italy is another place I’d love to visit someday. So much history and wonderful art and architecture!


    • Anabel Marsh April 22, 2014 / 23:04

      Yes, it’s a wonderful country from that point of view.


  14. Holiday Velvet Rome April 24, 2014 / 11:04

    Very nice photos! Rome is such an old and cultured city, it´s difficult to capture everything with only one visit. I think the best time to go is either in the spring or fall – that way you avoid the massive tourist rushes, and the weather is neither bitterly cold nor oppressively hot and humid. Hope you enjoyed your stay all those years ago!


    • Anabel Marsh April 24, 2014 / 11:07

      Thank you. You are probably right about the timings, but as people who work, or worked, for universities, spring and fall are not currently open to us for major travelling!


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