Boasting the Colosseum, the pantheon and enough Roman ruins to keep you occupied for months, it’s no wonder Rome is such a major tourist attraction, though unfortunately this is what also makes it very unattractive. Okay so yeah, the Colosseum is one of the greatest examples of Roman architecture, but nobody (wearers of white-socks and sandals exempt) wants to wait for hours in a queue, no matter how magnificent the attraction is. This, however, is the beauty of Rome in Winter.
This Christmas my boyfriend and I visited Rome for a few days and walked straight into the major attractions – there wasn’t a queue in sight! Even better, the already beautiful cobbled streets were lined with christmas lights, the sun was shining and air was fresh. This was the city of romance at its most enchanting. Like characters in a rom-com without the cheesy chat-up lines, we wandered the streets, ate deliciously over-sized bowels of pasta and sipped mulled wine late into the night. We didn’t even feel that horrible guilt that descends on your arrival home – flights were cheap and our b & b defined the phrase ‘good value for money’, with antiquely furnished rooms and breakfast wheeled to your door on a silver tray. If there’s one thing the Italians do well it’s guilt free indulgence.
Hit the link to view Carlotta’s family run B&B (Relais Teatro Argentina) located in an alley just minutes from the Pantheon: