Romeing around the Colosseum


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Our first full day in Rome was a very eventful & exciting one! Of course the first thing we wanted to see was the one and only Colosseum. We didn’t opt to buy tickets in advance so we decided to go first thing in the morning to beat some of the crowds. The Colosseum was about a 30-minute walk from our hotel and since we left around 8:30am it wasn’t too hot yet. P.S. Rome is very hot!!!! When we arrived to the Colosseum it was already very crowded with tourists and tour guides. The second we walked down next to it, we were swarmed with tour guides trying to sell us their services at a discounted price to skip the line. After realizing how long the line already was, we decided to buy tickets with a tour guide group. Looking back, it was a great decision. We were able to enter the Colosseum within 10 minutes and we learned more about it by our tour guide than we would have if we just went in on our own. The history of the Colosseum is very abundant and there was so much that I did not know. It is so crazy how they were able to build such an amazing and giant amphitheater so long ago. It truly was breathtaking!

After our morning at the Colosseum, we stopped for lunch at a cute little spot on the way back to our hotel. After lunch we did a little bit of shopping and then continued back to our hotel to rest for a little while and to do an outfit change for our cooking class at 4pm. Our travel agency (Premier Tours out of Colorado- They’re amazing) scheduled us a cooking class at a Roman restaurant for dinner on our second night in Rome! When we arrived to the restaurant (Restaurant Pizzeria Pasquino near Piazza Navona) we were taken back to the kitchen to learn a few tips and tricks about making a traditional Roman meal. I love, love, love to cook so this was especially exciting for me. The first thing we watched and learned to make was Spaghetti Carbonara. This has always been a favorite pasta dish of mine so l really enjoyed learning how to master my carbonara skills. The second dish we learned to make was veal with prosciutto and cream sauce. This was to die for! I’ve had Italian veal dishes here in the States but nothing compares to the real thing. The last thing we learned how to make was tiramisu. Two of my favorite desserts are Tiramisu (I love coffee-especially black coffee) and Crème Brulee so I was very excited to make Tiramisu.

After we were taught how to make these dishes we got to sit and have them served to us! This also included a few glasses of free wine, which made it even better! We were so full after our dinner that we decided to end our night with a few more glasses of wine, a night walk to the Trevi Fountain, and a cone of lemon gelato!


Claire Marie


Outfit Details

Set// American Threads

Sunglasses// Raybans

Jewels// Suede & Stones

Bag// Rebecca Minkoff

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