Rome in pictures – snapshots of our Italian family holiday

Late May/early June 2007 and Cardiff Daddy and I were newlyweds honeymooning in Italy. Rome was our first port of call and we both fell in love with the city, its history, culture and passion – not to mention the pizza, gelato and wine.

As we threw our coins into the Trevi Fountain, as is the custom to ensure we would someday return to Rome, we joked that we should come back for our 10th wedding anniversary… with our kids.

It might have been said in jest but that’s exactly what we’ve just done – celebrated a decade of married life in the Italian city with our first foreign holiday as a family abroad.

We stayed at Camping Village Fabulous, and flew from our hometown of Cardiff (thanks to Cardiff Wales Airport and Flybe for providing us with two of our flights – everything else we paid for ourselves). We loved taking our three children to some of Rome’s most famous sites, including the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, the Ancient Roman city of Ostia Antica and, of course, the Trevi Fountain. As we threw our coins in, this time we joked that we should come back in another 10 years with three teenagers.

I’m going to be writing in more detail about our trip but in the meantime, here are a few of my favourite photos from one of my favourite cities.

Have you been to Rome? What were your favourite sites? Do let me know in the comments below, on the Cardiff Mummy Says Facebook page or you can tweet me on @cardiffmummy

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13 Comments to Rome in pictures – snapshots of our Italian family holiday

  1. It looks so beautiful! I’ve never been to Rome but I would love to go. We had a family holiday in Florence some years back and I’ve been dying to get back to Italy ever since.

  2. Wow, I was just going to also say how fantastic the photos are! So clear! I’ve never been to Rome (or Italy at all, come to that) but it looks like an amazing place (and the pizzas look to die for – my kids would be in heaven!)

  3. I would love to visit Italy, I love how you returned ten years after your honeymoon there with your children. It looks like you all had an amazing holiday, can’t wait to read all about it xx

  4. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...

    I am hoping to travel to Italy one day as my dad’s family cam from there 120 years ago.

  5. Love the way you’ve presented this post with all the photos. Really tells the story of your trip. The photos are gorgeous and it looks like you had a wonderful time. I’ve never been but it’s on my bucket list x

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