Rome was as always fabulous. That city is at my top three so far, and I´ve been exited to go back there ever since I was there in 2015. We decided to stay there for two days, and booked a room at the At Your Place apartments, an amazing place in this old apartment building with those old elevators with bars on the doors you know. And oh my God, it is the best place we´ve stayed in in all of Europe! The host was so welcoming and the service was the best. At Your Place is located on the west side of the Tiber river, right by the Vatican. It is much cheaper than staying on the east side, and if you care for walking it´s no problem at all. With bus on the other hand, it can be tricky as transportation is not Italy's strong suit. We had our own room with a brand new bathroom, they served breakfast with juice, pastries, sandwiches, eggs and coffee - a perfect start to a day of sightseeing! The place had super fast WiFi, a TV in each room and even a balcony. I would recommend it with all my heart - and I definently know where to stay the next time I visit Rome.
The first day, we started off by walking across on of the many beautiful river bridges, and into the city center. We walked by the Piazza Navona and on to the Pantheon, my number one sight in all of Rome. The building is so majestic, and has so much history behind it. I´ve written about this before, so read about my all day tour two years ago here . We had lunch right accross from the beauty, and headed for the Trevi Fountain. The last time I visited, the fountain was under construction so this is the first time I´ve seen it in all it´s glory. And oh my, it was fucking glorious! I´m the least superstitious person I know, but I still threw in a coin for good measure.
My main reason for going to Rome was still to come; my very first ever Marilyn Manson concert! He has been my absolute favorite artist for over a decade now, and finally I got to see him live. You can only imagine how psyked I was. The concert was fantastic, H let me sit on his shoulders alot so I could see properly - and scream my lungs out, hah. I actually fell asleep on the bus home, completely drained from all the impressions.
The next day, we split up and I went to my favorite neighborhood in Rome; Trastevere. The food- and nightlife there is great, and loads of locals go there instead of to the anchient part and so on. It is just the kind I like; tiny alleys, colorful buildings, flowers and light everywhere. I enjoy walking by myself, as I can pick my own pace and see whatever I want at all times. I stumbled upon this tiny Outlet store, and walked out of there with a brand new LM Lulu Paris Showroom skirt with airballoons on it! In love. I then sat down on one of the super cozy resturants in a back alley, and even got free food - they probably thought I was stood up, but ah well. Before departure, we got to see the Collosseum and the Roman Forum too. Rome; you´ve been perf as always.