Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Roman Holiday



I have just spend the most amazing time in the spectacular city of Rome, my DH has a special birthday this year and we decided to celebrate it in this historical city. Although it looks a bit grey the weather stayed dry and spring like and we were able to see all the usual tourist sites. This is the road leading up to the Vatican City, the architecture is stunning and it seems that in every street of the city there is an building to wonder at.



This guard stands on duty at the entrance to the Vatican apartments, I think his costume is fantastic, so bright and cheerful!




Its unbelievable to think that some of these ruins are nearly 2000 years old. There is one stunning building in the city called the Pantheon that is virtually complete and is still being used today.


We were really lucky as at this time of year there arn't too many tourists, so no queuing for the attractions!!



I had to take this picture of a little restaurant near the Trevi Fountain, the food display was really enticing, I love the Italian food and have eaten far too much pasta, pizza and delicious ice cream.
Oh well back to work now and also lots of catching up to do, looking at all your blogs, I will try and visit them all by the weekend!

13 comments:

Nancy said...

Thank you, Sally, for sharing your lovely adventure with us! What wonderful memories you'll have.

Nancy said...

WOW, Sally what a wonderful trip! Rome is a beautiful, artistic place. I was there many, many years ago! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos!

Alice Wertz said...

ahhhhh.... lucky you Sally! =) thanks for sharing those beautiful photos of your trip to Rome!

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Sally, glad you had a great time. I adore Rome and seeing your pictures has brought back lots of happy memories of our honeymoon. What is it about Italian food - soooo yummy and hard to resist. Jo x

Dotty Jo said...

Me again, you won't believe this but my word verification for my previous comment was 'fatten'! How appropriate! Jo x

Virginia L. said...

haha... I have the same pictures as yours since my David just came back on Tuesday. He was in Rome on Sun and Mon. Looks like you had the exact SAME weather. So glad that you had a fabulous time! Wish I were there,too! Love your title! Do check out my blog to see what David brought home...and welcome back!

Sanne said...

Ooohhh you too went to Italy - did you meet David (Virginia´s son)?
Lovely photos Sally and glad you enjoyed the trip!

Suzanne C said...

So jealous... That is the one thing on my list of travels that I really want to do. Lovely pictures and so happy for you that you were able to get away. Did you see the sistine chapel? Ohhh... Glad you are home and able to get inky again! :)

Kathy said...

I love your pictures Sally and so happy that you are sharing your wonderful and magical trip with us. Happy Birthday to your hubby and hugs to you!

Dolly said...

Hi Sally glad you had such a great time. Thanks for sharing your photos, Rome really is a spectacular city, really must go back one day. :)xx

donna mikasa said...

OOOOOoohhhh! Thanks for sharing such GORGEOUS photos of your Roman holiday! I hope you ate tons of pasta and pizza for me!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sally so pleased that you had a great time in Rome - I've never been to Italy before, your photos are amazing - I want to go...........!Glad to have you back in blogland - we've missed you!

Tina
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DominoDebi said...

Thank you so much for sharing your photos - I doubt I will ever get to Rome, but it's bearable as long as people like you take and post pictures!