I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel frequently and still my travel bucket list seems to grow. This year I undertook the #take12trips challenge which has been a wonderful opportunity to see glorious things and reconnect with inspiring places and people. At the end of October I traveled to Rome with my husband - our first weekend away together alone since our son was born 4 years ago. It's a destination that's been on my wish list for quite some time and at last I've been. In fact the City in its entire ancient marvel dazzled me so much that I've already booked a return visit.
Rome whilst ancient in many parts is quintessentially about design. For more than 1000 years it was the heart of the ancient world, the capital city of the most powerful empire on the planet. It continued the legacy of Ancient Greece but the Romans wanted their art and architecture to be useful as well as beautiful - could this possibly even be the birthplace of form and function?