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.