Last week, just the husband and I, took a little trip to Rome to celebrate his 30th birthday. It was a place I had never been to before, and the first time the hubs had ever been to Italy, so we were rather excited to go. Love my little ones but a little time away just the two of us is very welcome from time to time. We haven’t been away together by ourselves, for more than one night, since before we had children – such is life!
We had a super relaxing time at the airport, being utterly spoilt by world duty free, and as a birthday treat we were flying business class so got to go into the lounge too (we had air miles so it made it really do-able). It has been a while since we have been away in ‘school holiday’ time and now I remember why – the airport was crazy!
We had an amazing time though, Rome is a ridiculously fabulous city. The weather was fantastic and of course the sites and history were mind blowing. So hard to get my head around just how old the monuments are. The people that have been there, the things that have happened there… I’m a bit of a history geek so I was loving it. My top sites that we visited were the Colosseum, the Pantheon and St. Peter’s Basilica. So amazing! There was a concert happening that afternoon in the Pantheon so we stayed and waited for about half and hour more to listen to the choir and music – it was really cool.
We spent quite a while in the Vatican Museums and there was so much to see and so much gorgeous art. I probably sound really uncultured but I was slightly underwhelmed by the Sistine Chapel. It was amazing to think of the history behind it and it’s quite a feat to have actually done it but it just didn’t look like I had imagined it I suppose.
The food was of course wonderful. Lots of salads and pizza and of course, gelato! How do the Italians get it so good?
It was just a great time spent together and celebrate the hubby’s birthday – one neither of us will forget. Have you ever visited Rome? What was your favourite part?
Happy birthday, old man 😉