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Story: Rome wasn’t built in a day, but you can capture some of the best bits in just a morning. Begin early taking a stroll along the cobbled backstreets. Order a macchiato at a local bar to avoid hefty price hikes on your bill and head to the central Piazza Venezia where these photographs were taken. Rome is surprisingly serene in the wintry months; the Easter pilgrims and summer coach tours have disappeared and temperatures are still pleasant. We climbed up the right hand side of Terazza delle Quadrighe, often confused with the Spanish steps, and were lifted out of the commuter clamour. From there you can catch your breath while wandering past the cool marble pillars of the Alter of the Fatherland and take in the aerial view of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. And all just in time for another rooftop terrace coffee stop…The midday sun is less brash and showy in the darker months so these analogue photos didn’t suffer from over exposure on return to a rather wet and windy London.

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