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BODENLANG Travel Blog – When In … Rome

Rome has it all: The mix of haunting ruins, awe-inspiring art and a vibrant street life that turn the Italian capital in one of the world’s most romantic, inspiring and iconic cities! We spent a few days in Rome to shoot some of our new dresses and were wandering around the cobblestone streets with gelato in our hands, watching people from the Spanish Steps and taking in all of the stunning architecture the city has to offer. 

THE COLOSSEUM

The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is the universal icon of Rome and the the largest amphitheatre ever built. Made out of travertine, tuff and brick-faced concrete and completed in AD 80, the Colosseum could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators. It was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.

RESTAURANTS 

Rome is THE destination when it comes to food. From world-class cuisines, to casual trattorias, to takeaway pizzas: Roman cuisine is loved for being exceedingly flavourful, simple and satisfying. Enjoy the city’s favourite street foods and its famous pasta dishes. Though pizza was originally invented in Naples, the Roman version is thinner, crisper, and lighter.

THE TREVI FOUNTAIN 

Whilst wandering around the streets, stop by the Trevi Fountain and toss in a coin. The legend says that whoever tosses a coin in the fountain will return to the Eternal City someday. With 26.3 metres high and 49.15 metres wide, the Trevi Fountain it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world.

THE SPANISH STEPS

Walk through the streets and make your way to the Spanish Steps (Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti). Take a moment on this monumental stairway of 174 steps to watch the people passing by. It was finished in 1725, linking the Bourbon Spanish Embassy and the Trinità dei Monti church.

 THE VATICAN CITY STATE

Whilst Rome is full of history and culture, a visit to the Eternal City would be wasted if you didn’t take time out to see the awe-inspiring Vatican City State, the headquarter of the Roman Catholic Church and home to the Pope.

With an area of 44 hectares, and a population of about 1.000, it is the smallest state in the world by both, area and population. But size doesn’t matter as the Vatican City offers some of the most famous arts, sculptures and attractions, such as the St. Peters Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum.
 

WHAT TO WEAR?

To enjoy your stay in Rome, you need to pack the right clothes so you can comfortably enjoy all the beautiful Italian sights. The historic centre is very walkable, but be sure to pack a pair of comfortable shoes that you can combine with your BODENLANG Maxi DressItaly is synonymous with fashion: la dolce vita, the sweet life, and fare la bella figura, the belief in the importance of making a good impression, are philosophies that are inextricably linked with the Italian way of life. Italians take pride in being well dressed.

Now tell us, what do you like about Rome?