Picture – Spiral stairs of the Vatican Museum, Source: Travel Habit

Two  weeks ago, I spent a couple of days in Rome with my husband and my parents. Even though I have only visited Rome once before (about 10 years ago), the Italian capital has always been my favourite city in Europe. After living in Australia, where most buildings are from the 20th century, I really appreciated the beautiful architecture, the buildings and national treasures in Rome – even more than I did during my first visit (maybe it’s just me getting older…).

We stayed at a small hotel, Boutique Hotel Trevi, located in the Trevi district in walking distance to almost all tourist attractions. The hotel is located on a small pedestrian street with restaurants, small shops and the Trevi Fountain only about 50 metres away – all in all very romantic and a “true” Italian experience. We stayed in room 504 (superior room) and had a small balcony with beautiful views! Generally a great room, but – if you ask me – the bed could use a replacement very soon :-)

For more information about where to eat and where to shop, check out Irina’s “Postcard From Romehere! We tried one of her dinner restaurant recommendations, Bar del Fico on Via della Pace – a really cool and funky place with amazing interior and a local, vibrant atmosphere.

The four-star Boutique Hotel Trevi is housed inside a wonderful historic building recently restored.  The unquestionable elegance and supreme comfort of its rooms and suites allow for a truly memorable  stay in the historic centre of Rome, at moments from the main attractions. You will walk to Piazza di  Spagna and the heart of the “Dolce Vita”, enjoying at the same time a hotel service of the highest standard. Source – http://boutiquehoteltrevi.hotelinroma.com/

Some pictures from our trip below. Click on the picture to see it in a larger version.

( Picture source – Travel Habit / August 2012 )