We took an extended trip to Italy for 3 weeks during the months of November and December. Our first stop was Rome, where we stayed for 4 nights before heading to Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, and then an 11-day cruise of the Mediterranean on the Queen Elizabeth.
During our time in the Eternal City, we stayed at the small, Italian run Lirico Hotel next to the Opera House. It was conveniently located near the train station and a bit set aside from most of the hustlers.
We were perfectly happy with it and enjoyed their tasty breakfast each morning. This is a gallery of Rome in photos of the places we visited while we were there.
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While you’re there, you must visit . . .
The city was everything I expected it to be and much more. While we were there we took a food tour, toured the Vatican, saw the Colosseum, the Ancient Forum, went to an opera dinner theater, and visited Cinecittà Film Studios, home of Frederico Fellini. The Hop on Hop off Bus was our main mode of transportation and we did a lot of walking. In between tours we ate and ate and ate until we nearly burst because the food was so outstanding.
You have to dodge maniacal drivers, avoid riff-raff in the train station, but it was all worth it. Rome is a magnificent place to visit and one of the most historically rich cities in the world.
To read more in-depth about our adventures in Italy, click on any of the following posts:
- What I Learned About Eating in Italy
- My Foodie Vacation in Italy Continues to Tuscany
- Our Italian Itinerary and Recommendations
- Foodie Heaven
- Collecting Doors and Travel Memories
Rome in photos
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