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Style Domination Goes to Rome

My first trip to Italy in 2013 changed my life.  This trip made me realize that there is more to life than work, the rat race, working out and consuming.  The Italians really know how to relax and enjoy the finer things in life such as quality food, beautiful wines and art and architecture.  A trip to Italy has always been #1 on my bucket list.  I’ll never forget how my husband broke the news that we would be heading to Italy for our ninth wedding anniversary.  He took me to one of our favourite Italian restaurants and before we started on a couple glasses of fine red wine, he presented me with a small present.  When I opened it, it was a tour guide of Rome.  I cried.  He’s the best – a true romantic…and great at surprises!

Now, I like writing my little travel guides offering suggestions for restaurants, sightseeing and shopping, but I think I will dedicate this post to simply sharing my favourite moments of our first trip to Italy.

I hope you enjoy and if you haven’t been to this beautiful country yet, I highly suggest you book your plane ticket NOW.

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A little stop before dinner
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Restaurant-lined alleyways near the Pantheon
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The Trevi Fountain – so beautiful
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Interior view of the Pantheon’s oculus. Can you see the rain?
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The hubs and I after our tour of the Pantheon
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The beautiful Colosseum
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Inside la Colosseo
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“What?” Great picture of the resident bird species Pigeonus Colosseus
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View from the Spanish Steps
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Vatican City
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Ry-Guy is happy!
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Oh…you know…just a Caravaggio!!! This art history buff almost died! So beautiful – this pic DOES NOT do it justice.
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Beautiful ceilings within the Vatican museums.
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Lovely stone pines lining “streets” at Palatine Hill

Have you travelled to Italy? Tell me about your experience in the comments section!



Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. March 19, 2015 / 6:08 pm

    I love Rome! I actually live in Italy 🙂 I went to Rome last summer and I loved it <3 Is such a beautiful city full of history and amazing architecture. 🙂

    • March 19, 2015 / 6:09 pm

      REALLY!!!?? I fell in love with Italy! I especially loved the Amalfi Coast! Positano stole my heart!!!

      • March 19, 2015 / 6:12 pm

        Unfortunately I’ve never been “lower” than Rome but I’ve heard pretty amazing things about south Italy 🙂

        • March 19, 2015 / 6:17 pm

          Well, I highly recommend it. Be sure to go to Sorrento too!! Both Positano and Sorrento are worth a visit for the linen and shoe shops alone! LOL!

  2. March 19, 2015 / 6:53 pm

    My dream is to own a Trullo in Puglia! If you’ve never seen one Google it. You will fall in love! Beautiful pictures!

    • March 19, 2015 / 8:02 pm

      Oh my! They are so cute!!! I need to see one firsthand!

  3. March 19, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    That last picture left me in awe, I’m so jealous it looks beautiful!

    • March 19, 2015 / 8:00 pm

      It really is gorgeous, isn’t it? Google Palatine Hill when you have the chance. I should have posted more photos of my visit there!!

      • March 19, 2015 / 8:10 pm

        I definitely will, wish I could do a life time of travelling, so many places I want to see!

        • March 19, 2015 / 8:14 pm

          You CAN do it! All you need is a little budgeting and the wanderlust!!

          • March 19, 2015 / 8:18 pm

            It’s my plan, after getting my illustration course at university finished, I am off!

  4. March 19, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    Lovely photos. I haven’t traveled outside the U.S. But hope to soon. My first stop will most definitely be Paris. Italy is beautiful. My best friend is Italian and has family there . She’s visited quite a few times.


    • March 19, 2015 / 10:40 pm

      Well, I loved Paris! I went last September. The food, wine, shopping and sites were absolutely fantastic. When you get to Italy, don’t forget to check out the Amalfi Coast (Capri, Sorrento, Positano, etc)!

      • March 24, 2015 / 11:17 am

        That’s awesome. I look forward to hopefully visiting both. Thanks for the tips.

  5. March 20, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    Wow…beautiful. Definitely on my list of places to visit.

  6. March 20, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    Beautiful… Amazing photos and you look gorgeous 🙂

    • March 21, 2015 / 10:47 am

      Thank you so much! It was such a beautiful trip!

  7. March 26, 2015 / 11:45 am

    I LOVE Italy so much! My hubby and I took a trip there a few years ago and love to reminisce about it. We went to Venice, Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Sorrento, Capri, and Positano. The Amalfi coast is just so gorgoeus! What I loved most about Italy was that every city felt so different from each other. I had one of my top 3 dinners (in life!) at a little restaurant in Sorrento. I loved looking at your pics. So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your trip!

    • March 26, 2015 / 12:21 pm

      Awwww! Thank you, Lourdes! Italy stole my heart. I went back again last year! LOL! The Amalfi Coast was so stunningly beautiful. I had some of the best seafood in my life in Sorrento too! We visited a lemon grove in the middle of the city and smuggled back to Canada four large bottles of limoncello from the grove! LOL! While I liked CApri, I felt it didn’t compare to the beauty of Positano. Is there anything better than enjoying a bottle of ice cold Nastro Azzuro on a picturesque Positano beach? I think not. LOL! I have another post lined up detailing our trip to Amalfi Coast so stay tuned!

      • March 26, 2015 / 12:47 pm

        Awesome! I know—the limoncello there is amazing! I agree—-I much preferred Positano to Capri. Looking forward to more recaps! I want to go back soon and visit the northern parts also (not that I mind going back south. In fact, I’d really also like to make it to Siciliy, too).

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