Rome, Italy


Rome was a very high tourist area and they may say that Rome wasn’t built in a day but it definitely feels like you can walk the entire city all in one day. If you stay near the Colosseum, you will be within walking distance from almost all of the great attractions.

If you are an explorer, this is a great place for you! Learning the history of Rome and visiting the ancient ruins, the Colosseum, the famous fountains and all of the museums will fill your itinerary for days.

Some of the world’s iconic fragrances originate from Italy and everywhere you go in Rome, everyone smells so good! I also saw some of the best dressed people while I was in Rome so if you are in to fashion, this is the place to see it!

At night time, a lot of the buildings light up and some of them display holographic images on the buildings. It’s very beautiful and romantic during the evening.

My favorite part of Italy was walking through the small cobblestone roadways that wind in and around the buildings. There are a lot of outdoor restaurants outside of the buildings and along the cobblestone roadways. 

The transit system is very advanced in Italy, you can easily hop on a bus or train and travel through the city very easily so renting a car isn’t necessary. You do need to take precautions and protect yourself against pick pocketing though and a lot of people will try to sell you fake tickets to different attractions. They will tell you that if you don’t buy a ticket that you will end up standing in long lines for over an hour. You don’t need to purchase tickets to see a lot of the attractions so keep in mind that a lot of the ticket sales on the street are scams.  Send me a picture of you with the Colosseum in the background and you could win a featured story on my page or one of many other prizes I will be giving away! Send photo to: Inspiration@kirazlane.com

Unfortunately, when my cousin and I visited Rome, we ended up getting pick pocketed and we spent almost our entire last day searching for the Police stations and the American Embassy to get a passport replacement. To learn about ways to protect yourself against this or to learn what to do if this happens, please read my blog on “Emergency Tips” and “Safety Tips”.