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blue-sky day in Rome, looking down the river at a bridge and castle.

5 must-see places in Rome - artist edition

Autumn in Rome is full of warm hues: from the deep forest greens of the Villa Borghese gardens, midnight blue skies over the river Tiber with St Peters basilica lit up in the distance to the neutral stones of Ancient Rome.

Beyond the wonderfully romantic Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps (both of which were under renovation when we went), here are my five must-see places in Rome and the colours I associate with them.

Vatican Museums - Golden Yellows

It is well worth pre-booking your tickets for the Museums before you travel to help speed up your visit. Housing the most incredible art collection, everywhere you look is a famous masterpiece. One of my favourite sections was a corridor full of exquisite, intricate maps in muted blues and greens with gold detailing. We would have loved to have seen St Peter’s Basilica, but the crowds were unbelievable!

Trastevere - Russet Browns

 Photo by Fineas Anton on Unsplash

Trastevere is full of trendy bars and places to eat. Take a beautiful stroll along the River Tiber for stunning views across the bridges as the leaves begin to turn.

Ancient Rome - Neutrals

From the Forum to the Colosseum, Ancient Rome is a must-see. The neutral stone colours with their weight of history will transport you back in time. Allow yourselves a day to truly explore at a leisurely pace.

Villa Borghese - Forest Greens

When I think back on our trip, the deep dark greens of the tall trees in Villa Borghese are the first colours I think of. A huge park that covers around 80 hectares, there is much to see, from fabulous views of Rome from Pincio Hill, to the historic racetrack of Piazza di Siena and the Museum and Gallery itself.

Eataly - Grey Glass

A fabulous place to explore Italian food. Located a bit outside the city centre in the South (Ostiense), it is definitely worth a trip. The shopping you could do, not to mention eating. And eating. The flavours are just amazing - so fresh and tasty.

Art inspired by Rome

The Colosseum, Rome

Rooftops of Rome Art Print

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