On our first day in Rome we decided to jump right in to tourist central and check out the Pantheon and Colosseum. Our hotel was a short stroll, passed the unfortunately still under construction Trevi Fountain, to the Pantheon. The Pantheon is quite simply stunning. The columned entrance is only a start; the opened domed ceiling, ornate detailing and tiled floors are a must see. Photos just don’t do it justice, you’ll just need to visit.
I’d recommend checking out the Pantheon before the Colosseum and Forum. It really helps you imagine how they would have looked before they were ruined. Even ruined they are both pretty breathtaking. We took a taxi to the Colosseum from the Pantheon. The ticket gets you into both attractions. Like we did in Barcelona we booked online and jumped the queue, a must. The Colosseum, as amazing as it is, is packed with tourists. The selfie sticks are everywhere and infuriating, but it is still a must see. To stand in the remains of such an iconic building is unmissable.
After the Colosseum we wandered through the Forum. Even in its ruined state it’s hard to comprehend how the Romans managed the construction. We entered at the Colosseum and came out at Via Del Fori Imperiali. This worked perfectly as we saw everything and exited onto the most stunning street in Rome. Closed to cars, lined with photo perfect trees, leading to famous ‘Wedding Cake’ and the Colosseum in the background. Just in time for a long leisurely late lunch with prosecco of course. I’ve said it before, take me back.
Top – Zara
Skirt – Primark
Bag – Next
Sunglasses – Chanel
Sandals – Birkenstock