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”¦


My blingy wedding nails and new initials!


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.



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.


The Forum and Colosseum

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


Constantine. Recognizable for art history majors!


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


Showing off his newest accessory


We also paused a lot for drinks.


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.



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:


Seriously guys. I gained five pounds.


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



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

All photos personal


Mrs. Gray Wolf

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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 – – 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:

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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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