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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Roma!

Yeah so I went to Rome the other week! *sigh* Walking along the ancient streets and losing ourselves in the city's history felt like a dream. Funnily enough, forgetting the guidebook at the hotel was actually the best move from the entire trip as it gave us so much more freedom to explore and appreciate what this beautiful city had to offer. I think one of the highlights was stumbling into the early hours by the river and taking in the summer lights dancing on the water, with the added bonus of not having to wear a second layer of clothing. 

Although we skipped the Vatican this time around, we still visited so many churches and basilicas, which were to say the least, probably some of the most incredible pieces of architecture I have ever seen in my life. I genuinely couldn't get my head around how technically brilliant the interior artwork was and the skill used in order to produce such multi - dimensional art. Additionally it was amazing to see the powerful works by Mimmo Rotella and Alberto Burri in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna - a museum visit which I had actually planned! 

Another highlight (which Jack will agree with) was our trip to the infamous Cat Santuary. Considering I'm not massively keen on cats myself I wasn't sure what to expect, but it's fair to say my heart did melt a bit when I saw all those fluffy felines. I urge anyone going to Rome any time soon to visit the sanctuary and just donate or spend some time with the cats, especially as they've been originally found wounded and suffering on the streets. It would also be a unique sight on your itinerary...

Hopefully we'll return to Roma one day in future and explore some more x





The utterly grand Vittorio Emanuele



Classic Colosseum pose






Moonlight wanderings


That's right. The cat ruins

One of the best things I've ever seen.


We found a friend :)

Roman excitement before their loss..