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Yoga in Rome: Zemming out at Zem Yoga Studio

Being a yoga-lover and moving to Rome, I was bound to go looking for a yoga class at some stage. There are a few places to find Yoga in Rome, from sessions held outdoors in the parks, inside the gyms and at studios dotted around the city. Now in my third year, I finally have a studio that I know I can turn to whenever I need an all-round juicy yoga class - Zem Yoga Studio. If you're visiting the eternal city and feel like doing something...

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Where to Eat in Rome: The Hip Monti Neighbourhood

Monti is one of Rome's hippest neighbourhoods, centrally located between the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia. It's a charming area to explore, filled with local designer and vintage shops, places to eat and drink, and lots more. Being a foodie-traveller, I've spent quite a bit of time eating my way around Rome. Here are some of my favourite spots for you to try next time you're in Rome. Enjoy! As you will see, I prefer very relaxed places to eat. I hardly ever visit fancy sit-down restaurants and prefer chilled...

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Day Trips from Rome: Beach Day in Sperlonga

If you're coming to Rome in warmer months and love the beach, consider doing a Day Trip to Sperlonga Beach. It's a little further than some other beaches, but it's well worth the trek. Sperlonga is a blue flag beach and the water is clear and beautiful. It's a lovely beach lover's day trip, out of the bustle of Rome. Where is Sperlonga? Sperlonga is a pretty seaside town south of Rome. Check it out on Google Maps. When you arrive in Sperlonga, you can go to a...

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Coffee in Rome at Charming Barnum Cafe

Coffee in Rome is definitely a thing. Coffee is of the lifeblood running through this beautiful boot of a country. Or is that too dramatic? I think not, says the coffee addict! When you visit Rome be sure to get your coffee fix. Try lots of different cafes. Have it sitting down at a cafe, and standing up at a bar like most locals do. Celebrate the coffee when in Rome! While you're coffee-tasting your way around the eternal city, be sure to pop into...

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10 Rome Travel Tips for First-timers

If you're coming to Rome for the first time, this post if just for you. Below you'll find some useful Rome Travel Tips to make your first visit that much more magical. Don't make the same mistakes other travellers make, and instead navigate the city like a pro. Below are the post sections, in case you want to jump straight to a specific tip: 1. Don't try to see it all on your first trip. 2. Explore Rome's different neighbourhoods. 3. Buy your tickets to main sites in advance...

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Where to Eat in Rome: The Charming Trastevere Neighbourhood

Trastevere is a pretty neighbourhood, that is bustling day and night. It's no wonder it's become so popular! There are lots of places to eat in this hood, from sit-down restaurants to street food takeaways, and everything in between. One of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon in this hood is to food-hop. I pick 4 or 5 spots and hop from place to place, enjoying the different foods and the atmosphere along the way. Of course, there are plenty of places to sit down and...

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6 Amazing Amalfi Coast Towns to Visit

Thousands of tourists come to Italy to visit the beautiful Amalfi Coast every single year. This exquisite coastline stretches from Sorrento all the way to Salerno, with thirteen different towns to explore along the way. With each town offering its own special something, travellers have a wonderful variety of things to do on the Amalfi Coast. On a recent ten-day trip, these were some of my absolute favourite Amalfi Coast towns that you’ll hopefully add to your next trip! This post was originally written and published...

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10 Things to do in Rome (other than main sites)

If you're coming to Rome I'm sure the Vatican and Colosseum are both on your list. But there is so much to do while you're here. Here are 10 more Things to do in Rome other than the main sites. Enjoy! Below is the list of things, in case you want to jump straight to something specific :) 1) Enjoy a Panoramic Sunset. 2) Eat lots of Italy's Street Food. 3) Do a Yoga Class in the Centro Storico. 4) Sip on a Spritz in Monti's central Piazza. 5) Peek through a...

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Rome Sightseeing Stroll at Sunrise (without the crowds)

One of my new favourite things to do, when I'm up for it, is stroll through the centre of Rome at the crack of dawn. The city is clean and fresh and quiet. It's also a totally different experience seeing the main sites. You get to actually SEE them in all their glory, without the masses of people covering them. Central Rome sightseeing at its best! This last stroll started at about 5:30am. Sure, you don't need to get up that early, but try and start...

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Do what you love

Spend more time doing what you love. I love the beach. That's where I wanted to end this post, as I thought it said enough :) Go on, write down the 10 things you love doing, outside of work and the everyday necessities. If you need a bit of encouragement, get out a pen and paper and let's do it together. Off the top of my head, I'll write down the first 10 things that come to mind (I promise I won't edit this later): Going to the beach Watching MasterChef Making...

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