Roman Holiday in Real Life

Now there's a new holiday on my calendar: Roman Holiday. What would be your Roman Holiday like? I picked some of my favourite filming locations from the famous movie Roman Holiday and tried to follow Princess Ann's footsteps. Before I came to Rome, everything was my imagination. But now, I have my own Roman holiday!

Most Historical -

This is definitely one of the signature sites to represent Rome as I think of Colosseum when every time I think of Rome. Unfortunately I didn't have enough time for the queue so I went inside. But I found a place that you could see the Colosseum from far with less people! You should definitely go to Altar of the Fatherland and went up there so that you could see Rome with the famous Colosseum as a whole! I never realised how historical Rome actually is until I got up there. Well, at lease I didn't see anything very modern from this angle.

Colosseum | Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Most Fun -

I guess no one in the world had ever lied. At least in the last 30 minutes when I was in the queue, I never see anyone's hand was cut by the Mouth of Truth. Or maybe it's too old so it's no longer functioning? LOL So now I could tell the world that I never lied... haha! If you dare, you should have a go!

Mouth of Truth | Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 18, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Most Crowded -

This area was insanely crowded when I was there in the afternoon around 4pm. Perhaps it's because 1. it's really well-known, and 2. all the shops are around. I was actually ready to have ice-cream on the Spanish Steps. However, the ice-cream melted in a second under this hot weather... I thought I could have another romantic moment like Audrey Hepburn was having an ice-cream in this location...

Piazza di Spagna, Spanish Steps & Trinita dei Monti | Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Most Romantic -

I think this place is the most romantic place in Rome. Although it was full of people, I could still manage to throw some coins into the fountain. Everyone says that the first coin you throw into the fountain guarantees your return to Rome, the second one leads you to a new romance and the third one? a marriage! To be honest, I was a bit greedy that I threw quite a few, definitely more than three! Oops! If I did return to Rome someday, I'd be going to throw some more coins and make a new wish!

Trevi Fountain | Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Which one is your favourite? What do you prefer? Fun or Romance?


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