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I know what you are thinking, how lucky to celebrate a birthday in Rome. Yes, I agree, I felt very blessed to spend my special day in a very special city.

We kicked off with a glass of prosecco and lunch in a fab restaurant in the Campo dei Fiori. The view over the piazza is one that I never tire of. Always, alive and active with loads of great sights.

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For lunch we chose pizza. My favourite pizza is Quattro Stagioni (4 seasons)which never disappoints me. The quattro stagioni pizza represents the four seasons in its use of toppings: artichokes for spring, olives for summer, mushrooms for autumn and prosciutto for winter.

After a leisurely lunch overlooking the Campo dei Fiori we headed off to Castel Sant Angelo where we spent several hours exploring this beautiful part of Rome. The views from this grand structure of Rome are fabulous.

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Castel Sant Angelo deserves its own story one day in the near future.

The evening started off with a stroll to the Piazza Navonna where we sat and enjoyed a glass of prosecco overlooking the gorgeous piazza and people watching.

 

As the light was fading we then made our way to the Pantheon. This is one of the many things you must see when in Rome. It’s incredibly imposing architecture and story makes you wonder about ancient times while being awestruck at the immensity of this building

The atmosphere was just so exciting with women, men, children and dogs everywhere. The lights were all just coming on around the piazza della Rotanda showing up the great selection of restaurants on offer.

panaromaSimple and grand. We were lucky enough to have live music playing in the piazza.  It was a beautiful experience.  It left an impression on me that will last a lifetime

My wish to celebrate my birthday before I even left Australia for Italy, was to have dinner overlooking the Pantheon.  I must say, I was not disappointed, it was a delightful evening overlooking an amazing building in a beautiful piazza with lots of happy people.

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