Italian Honeymoon: Rome

Hi hive! Missed you all! I’ve been a little busy, getting married and all”¦and it was really awesome. I’ll wait until I get our pictures to spill any details, but I am SO excited to tell you all about it.

In the meantime, I thought I’d tell you a bit about our little Italian honeymoon. We left for Rome the Monday after our wedding”¦

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My blingy wedding nails and new initials!

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First of many celebratory drinks. Confession: we asked our flight attendant to take this as a way to tell her we were on our honeymoon just in case we got any free stuff. No dice.

Our travel schedule was a little less than be desired (DC > NYC > Amsterdam > Rome), but our room was great and ready when we got there.

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Rome! A view from the Forum

Normally for a trip like this, we would have some semblance of an itinerary before we went—or at least have glanced at a travel book or two. We were too busy before we left, and I felt lucky that we had a hotel! Our first day was spent attempting to get on Italian time (read: napping), walking around our little neighborhood, and game-planning our trip.

Our rough schedule every day was this: wake up, cappuccino & breakfast, some sort of sightseeing for a few hours (usually with a museum), late lunch, wander slowly back to our hotel, veg and nap, then out for a late long dinner. Let me tell you”¦this is no shabby way to spend a day.

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The Forum and Colosseum

The first day we dedicated to ancient Rome. We visited the Forum (so cool!), the Colosseum, and Capitoline Museum.

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Constantine. Recognizable for art history majors!

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Wolfman pointed out that we came to an appropriate city—after all, Romulus and Remus, who founded Rome, were raised by wolves.

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Showing off his newest accessory

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We also paused a lot for drinks.

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Day two was dedicated to Catholic Rome. We went to St. Peter’s and the Vatican museums—one of the highlights of the trip for me. I couldn’t believe the sheer volume of stuff they had.

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School of Athens

We joked that our visit must have caused quite a stir because a day later, the Pope quit.

That night we had one of the best meals, including this monster pear and gorgonzola ravioli:

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Seriously guys. I gained five pounds.

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Day Three, we visited the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps.

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Our four nights went by really fast, so I was really glad we had a whole other city to explore”¦

All photos personal

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Mrs. Gray Wolf

Location:
Washington DC
Wedding Date:
February 2013

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    6598731ssfse3 3217 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:07 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations on your marriage! May I ask, who makes your sunglasses?! They’re adorable!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 12:11 pm

    @MidnightSun: thank you! we got a sweet new camera for our wedding and youll see the photo quality vastly improved over my sad iphone pics…

    glasses! so i have been lusting over ray ban’s clubmasters FOREVER but didn’t want to splurge on them just yet…so i bought these knock offs on amazon for 12 bucks…FOR TWO PAIR. and they look exactly the same. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009RG6LBK/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    iwinatcookie 55 posts, Worker bee @ 12:16 pm

    Great photos! Looks like you had a wonderful time! I’ve always wanted to see Rome.

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    Miss Care Bear 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:17 pm

    You really look like an Emma, Mrs G.W.!
    Also, I laughed at your free stuff comment, I’m such a fiend for anything free :D

    Loving your roman holiday! And now I’m craving me some yummy raviolis, thanks a lot! ;)

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    Miss Care Bear 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:18 pm

    BTW Rome is like #1 on my travel destination bucket list, but we decided to opt for a nice, relaxing, beach honeymoon instead because I would have felt guilty sleeping in and napping when there is so much to see!

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    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 12:19 pm

    Congrats, you two look so happy! Rome looks amazzzzing. I think your itinerary sounds perfect! Perfect combo of relaxing, sight seeing, food, and drink! Can’t wait to see more about the trip (as I live vicariously through you…)

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    mspalmtree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:26 pm

    I completely echo @Miss Squirrel‘s comment: this looks amazing and like a dream honeymoon. Congrats to the Gray Wolves! ;)

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    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 12:31 pm

    I love the “School of Athens”! This brings back so many great memories of Rome. I’m glad you guys had a more relaxed schedule. When we went, we were non-stop, and it was a little too overwhelming.

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    traveller 1255 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:36 pm

    amazing, brings back so many memories of our trip there, what a fantastic honeymoon you had!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:42 pm

    This looks soooo relaxing!

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    msjackrabbit 1080 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:58 pm

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous!!

    Looks like you had an amazing time.

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 1:25 pm

    Ahh Rome looks amazing! I’d love to go, not on my honeymoon but someday :)

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    MrsMcInnis 284 posts, Helper bee @ 1:33 pm

    Love the pics! Congratulations!! Love your sparkly Mrs. nails too! :)

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:34 pm

    This looks incredible! I want to go to Rome so badly, but mr p has already been, so it’s going to be a while. I can’t wait to see more!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:02 pm

    Ahhhhahahaha that line about the pope quitting. Hilarious.

    Looks fabulous, but I can’t wait to hear the rest! :-)

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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 2:04 pm

    Yay another history honeymoon! I love it! You guys look liked you had so much fun. Congratulations on your marriage and I can’t wait to find out more about the big day!!

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    mkelove 666 posts, Busy bee @ 2:12 pm

    Glad you enjoyed! Can’t wait to hear more! I thought for sure you would have got a little something from your flight attendant :)

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    MissLe 22 posts, Newbee @ 2:24 pm

    We were thinking Rome for our honeymoon. After reading your post, I definitely want to do further research. Thanks for sharing!

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    Miss ABC 208 posts, Helper bee @ 8:04 pm

    I was there for my honeymoon 6 mths ago. I loved seeing your photos and reliving it all!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 9:12 pm

    I went to room at the beginning of college on a study abroad trip. Absolutely loved it. You couldn’t pick a better place for a honeymoon!

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    MrHT 40 posts, Newbee @ 9:41 pm

    amazing, Great photos!

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    NoSo 5 posts, Newbee @ 6:20 am

    Great pictures! Going to Italy for our honeymoon in October – your post only increased my excitement! May I ask which hotel(s) you stayed at in Rome? Thanks!

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    Kim, Guest @ 9:13 am

    Where did you get your adorable passport holder/travel documents wallet (I’m assuming that’s what it is!) with your initals? It’s adorable and would make the BEST present for some soon-to-be-married friends of mine!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 9:20 am

    @NoSo: no problem! we stayed here – http://www.hotelartemide.it/ – it was nice and included breakfast, which always makes things easy – the location was pretty decent, a few minutes walk from the forum. if we did it again, i might try to find a place closer to the trevi fountain/spanish steps- but really, it wasn’t a long walk between anything. if you’re going to florence, let me know because i would absolutely recommend where we stayed there.

    @Kim: etsy! my MOH got it for a shower gift and it is definitely perfect. here’s the shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/bambina

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 12:44 pm

    Those views from your room are unreal–what an amazing honeymoon location!! I seriously cannot wait for the rest of your honeymoon posts–I studied abroad in Florence almost 10 years ago and it was an experience I will never forget!

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