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In my last post I mentioned that we were heading off on a little trip to Rome, well we’ve been there and back again, sadly as with all these things they go far, far too quickly but it was a fantastic trip and we really enjoyed it.

I thought I’d share some photos with you here on the blog today and I hope my IG friends don’t mind as they will have seen a lot of them before.

One of the first attractions on my list and I expect on any visitor to Rome’s list was the Colosseum……what a fantastic building and amazing considering how old it is.


It is even more amazing on the inside…..so much history!


And the views from the inside looking out were stunning.


Another must see is the fabulous Trevi Fountain, we of course threw our coins in the fountain, as tradition dictates it will ensure your return to Rome.

During our visit to the fountain there were two marriage proposals, it was wonderful, the two couples got such a round of applause.


These are the famous Spanish Steps, we arrived here just as the sun was setting which explains the lovely glow.


Our visit to St Peter’s Square, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica took a whole day.

Oh my….. the art, sculptures and history were amazing.

Seeing the works of Raphael and Michaelangelo was such a privilege and the Sistine Chapel has to be seen to be believed (sadly no photos allowed).


I even managed to find a little rabbit sculpture in the Vatican!


And ceilings, oh my goodness….Rome is very good at ceilings!!!

The top two images are the work of Raphael inside the Vatican, bottom left is inside the dome of St Peter’s Basilica and bottom right is the ceiling of Santa Maria Maggiore.


The Pantheon, a former Roman Temple and now a church has been in constant use for almost 2000 years, such a fantastic building and the final resting place of the painter Raphael.


When walking the streets of Rome, you are never far from an antiquity but without a doubt the best are to be found in the Roman Forum, this ancient site is fascinating.


As you can see from the photos the weather was brilliant.

Along the banks of the River Tiber it looked like autumn but felt like summer.

Such a lovely city….I do hope that throwing coins in the Trevi Fountain does work, as I would love to return one day!


However I’m back home again and I’ve been busy finishing off the last little batch of animals of 2016.

They will be listed in my Etsy shop on Wednesday 7th December at 9pm (GMT).

More info about them can be found here and larger images can be seen here.

Thank you so much for visiting today, I hope you are having a calm count down to Christmas! 🙂

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Helen December 6, 2016 - 5:40 pm

Thank you for sharing your photos . I loved seeing the places I haven’t been too and being reminded of the places I have . Rome is such a beautiful city

Jane's Journal December 6, 2016 - 7:18 pm

I’m so glad you enjoyed Rome Vivienne it’s one of my favourite cities in the world. You were so lucky with the weather..fabulous photos. It’s a bit of a whirlwind here with the countdown to Christmas but I know it will all get done. Such sweet new girls especially snowberry she is absolutely gorgeous. Enjoy your evening xx

Ali December 6, 2016 - 11:26 pm

Lovely hearing the story behind your photos. Those beautiful blue skies ..gorgeous. Hope your sale went well.

Joan Mackie December 7, 2016 - 12:25 am

Just found your photos of my second home. My Mama came from a little village east if Rome but moved into the city when she was 17 to live with her sisters. Sadly they have call passed away but their children, my cousins and their families still live there and I’m in contact with them on FB. I’m glad you liked it and just wish I could go back but with my mobility problems getting worse its not possible. Thank you for sharing your beautuful photos.

ElizabethCampbell December 7, 2016 - 4:22 am

Thank you for sharing Vivienne, Feel as if I have been to Rome with your good photos. This time Ingrid my favourite, love them all so cleverly made. Love & Blessings. Elizabeth x.

Anne December 7, 2016 - 1:01 pm

So happy to see more Rome photos. I will never get tired of looking at them here or on IG!! Definitely, we want to visit (in the not too far off future)!! Thanks again for sharing your visit. I cannot pick one fave. this month. A beautiful quartet and will be a special present for 4 lucky people.

Happy Wednesday, dear Vivienne.
Anne D.T. xx

gina December 7, 2016 - 2:39 pm

We have been lucky enough to visit Rome twice and I would happily go back again. There is so much to see and your beautiful photos brought it all back.

Helen Philipps December 8, 2016 - 4:45 pm

Fantastic photos of Rome, and I am glad you had beautiful weather while you were there to really enjoy sightseeing. Such amazing buildings and art there….and you even found a bunny 🙂 Love your latest little animals…one of my closest friends in real life is called Ingrid!! Your little creatures always make me smile, every time.
Helen xox

handmade by amalia December 9, 2016 - 7:30 am

Wonderful photos. I enjoyed travelling with you to this amazing city and so happy you had a great time.

Simone December 13, 2016 - 7:59 pm

It looks like the most wonderful experience! So much inspiration to be gained from the architecture and art work. Fancy finding a little rabbit sculpture in the Vatican! x

Mia December 15, 2016 - 11:53 am

Oh my, oh my, dear Vivienne,

I was sure I had left a comment on this post as I definitely read it when it arrived to my (e)mailbox, but no? Oh well, here goes then: Gorgeous pictures from Rome, that light in all of them is incredible. And you are the only one who could spot a little rabbit amongst all that beauty! Happy to see weather behaving beautifully too, that sunshine helps to face these gray days. And your holiday-creations are wonderful, perfect dresses&accessories for the ceason!!

Have a wonderful day, just a few more until…


beth December 23, 2016 - 7:52 pm

What an amazing looking trip! I’ve never been to Rome. I went to Florence, to study the art for my (no longer existing 🙁 ) History of Art A’ level and I’ve been to Venice, but, sadly, never Rome. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos, I’d love to go at some point 🙂 Bethxx

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