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Borghese Gallery – Rome

Hopefully you guys haven’t missed my Rome Travel Posts too much! After taking a break and going on a product review binge, I decided to finish up my travel post.  We decided to visit Borghese Gallery last because it was near our hotel. My sister said it was free, but I’m not sure because I read online that it’s 11 Euros. I remember having to call to make a reservation and having a lot of trouble with that. The first lady hung up on me , and luckily the second lady had an excellent grasp of the English language. We took a bus there and we made our way into the park.  The park was gorgeous! Make sure to spend a lot of time taking photos at the peaceful scenery. In order to make this post not too picture heavy, I decided to leave it out. There were plenty of people walking their dogs and one of them even came up to me and wanted to play!   First, you go and check in. There is …

COLOSSEUM

  Prices: full : € 12,00 reduced : € 7,50 How to get here: Roma, Piazza del Colosseo Metro: Line B – “Colosseo” Bus: Line 75 – 81 – 673 – 175 – 204 Tram: Line 3 Rome was so small that we could have walked here from our hotel! But we instead took the metro since we were sure that we would do lots of walking around throughout the day. Thanks to our Roma Pass, we were able to enter this exhibit for free. I would also like to mention that the purchase of this ticket also allows you to enter the colosseum roman forum and palatine. I actually dropped my camera right outside the Coloseeum but thankfully it still worked! The view was quite nice and there were plenty of statues and things to see. Of course, we spent the whole time taking hundreds of photos… but only a few came out nice as it was too sunny to grab a nice picture.

Before heading to Rome… Roma Pass!

  Roma Pass The biggest advice I could give anyone traveling to Rome, is to get the Roma Pass! We got the 3 day traditional Roma Pass for 36 Euros, but there is a 2 day pass. Here is what the pass offers: 1. Two Free Entrances to all national and city museums in Rome. Make sure you go to the most expensive ones first, as they are free!  2. Free use of the city’s public transport network. We used it to go on the Metro, Bus stations, etc. It was very easy and simple to use. 3. Discounted tickets to other landmarks/sites after you’ve used your 2 free entrances. You can also go in a seperate line if you have a Roma Pass.

Il Brillo Parlante, Rome {Review}

Il Brillo Parlante   Via Della Fontanella 12, 00187 Rome, Italy (Campo Marzio) Trip advisor – Il Brillo Parlante After walking around the piazza del popolo, we decided to stop by here for a bite. On Tripadvisor, this place has 4 stars and 854 reviews so we thought it would be amazing. It was quite easy to find and overall, a very lovely restaurant.    We ended up ordering the Carbonara and my sister got a pizza (sorry, forgot the name of it). While my cabonara was decent – you’ll find that I didn’t really like any of the food in Italy – my sister said that her pizza was pretty bland. Out of my whole trip, this was the best cabonara I had and honestly… that’s not really saying much. Most of the cabonara I had were extremely salty.

San Crispino Gelato

  San Crispino Gelato Via della Panetteria 42 00187 Rome After seeing Trevi Fountain we checked tripadvisor to see if there were any famous gelato places in the area. Of course, the streets were littered with gelato places so we had a tough time figuring out which one to buy. My sister said San Crispino had raving reviews, I think it might be due to the fact that it is ridiculously close to the famous landmark. Now, this place was sort of hard to find due to the numerous alleys that Rome has. We walked by it the first time and after searching harder the second time – we finally found it. Due to the fact that we were there early, we were surprised to find that it was completely empty! Lucky us, we had heard there was always a line… so we were glad that we didn’t have to deal with crowds.

Settembrini Cafe, Rome.

  Settembrini Cafe Via Luigi Settembrini 25 00195 Rome Italy YELP   Ahhh Italy, known for its pizza, coffee, pasta and gelato! My sister promised me that we would “eat gelato three times a day, and drink coffee twice a day.” Sadly, that wasn’t the case. We only had gelato once a day and coffee twice a day, but I’m not complaining.  We arrived at our hotel at 8 am, check in was at 2 PM so we had 6 hours to kill. After we dropped off our suitcases, we decided to make a coffee run and explore the neighborhood. My sister had tediously planned our trip using tripadvisor.com so we were prepared with a list of coffee places to try. Settembrini was only a few minutes away so after a little trip to a small swap meet (farmers market?) we stopped in for a cup of coffee.

Welcome to Rome! Beldes HR Hotel

Beldes HR Hotel Via degli Scipioni, 239, 00192 Roma, Italy I loved this hotel! It was close to the subway (only 3 minutes away), close to the bus stops (also 3 mins away), and within walking distance to all the places we wanted to go to. I especially love traveling with my sister because she plans EVERYTHING and she picked this hotel because it was right in the middle. Also, it’s only two blocks away from a famous gelato place.  Location: The hotel was super convenient to get to. In order to get to the Hotel from the airport we simply caught a bus, then took the bus to the main subway station which is : Termini. Then we took the subway and got off Lepanto. So if you decide to stay here, getting here is a breeze from all major landmarks because you can simply take the bus or subway and get off at this stop! It is within walking distance to most major landmarks, such as the spanish steps, shopping centers, farmers market and others. Also there …

Last day in London!

Morning everyone! It’s 12:27 AM and I slept a good 16 hours today – talk about major jetlag. I decided not to go to Japan because I don’t want to be inside an airplane for another month. Can you believe I’ve been on an airplane for almost 60 hours in a month and a half? Gotta say it… traveling is fun but the best bed to sleep in at night is at home. Anyway, in order to post about Rome I have to finish posting about London so here is everything we did our last day there! You can probably tell this post will be rushed… just a little, because I can’t wait to tell you all the places we went to in Rome!  Natural History Museum Out of all the places… this was my favorite landmark! It was huge and amazing. We saw many students on field trips and I was just terribly jealous, if I went here at a young age I would have been mindblown! It took us about 3 hours or more to …

Sneak peek – Rome travel blog

as school is starting in less than two weeks, my blog will focus more on lifestyle + food and less on my travel adventures. Here is a sneak peek at what I’ve been up to in Rome! also I am using a new camera so the photos will be better! . I also made sure to film a lot more so the VLOG this time will be longer!

My England Vlog!

My First Ever Video! Since Christmas just passed, I wanted to thank you all for following me and for all the support. It has officially been a year since I’ve joined WordPress! To celebrate, I put together a little something. This is my first video, and I made it under 10 minutes so hopefully my videos will get a bit better and I’ll make more videos in the future. I’m not in the video, but next time I’ll make sure to be in my videos… so you guys can meet my sister, Jennifer instead!  My favorite part of the video was of course, Borough’s Market and our huge burger! And excuse the music, I had a limited list to choose from. Happy holidays and have a great new year! I’ll be spending it with Brandon again 🙂