Christmas season in Rome Italy🎄🇮🇹

Last year it is my first time to experience Christmas in other country, in a country where I was born – Rome, Italy🎄❤️






  • With mama and aunt

❤️🎄Christmas Day🎄❤️

They all say that Christmas there is not that so happy like here in the Philippines, but since it is my first time, for me it is such a great experience, most especially it is also my first time to be with my mom on a special holidays like this and to be with my other relatives.

Holidays like this is one of my favorites!🎄❤️

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Circus Maximus, Giardino degli Aranci, Colosseo, Catacomb of Callixtus (Rome, Italy)🇮🇹

This is super duper late post actually😅 this should be posted last year but I don’t have much time to post because I really enjoy going everywhere in Rome, Italy that time!❤️

Still it was a good vacation so I’ll share it with you.

Whenever you want to go to Italy, this places are also good place to visit!👍🏻🇮🇹

  • Circus Maximus

– it is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue in Rome it is near Colosseo and it is between the Aventine and Palatine hills.

  • Giardino degli Aranci

– it is near Giardino delle Rose, I went there last time when it was summer time it was also a beautiful garden full of different flowers, this giardino degli Aranci is more of a park with a great view

  • Colosseo

– Colosseo again and again, everytime you’ll go here you will always be amaze of it and still want to have a picture with it because of its beautiful structure, unluckily I still didn’t get to go inside. Somedaaaay😊

After that we got hungry so we need to eat, I brought him to my fave restaurant in Rome, 100 montaditos.

After eating our friends followed us and we decided to go to Catacomb of Callixtus (a little far from the city)

  • Catacomb of Callixtus

– its is one of the Catacombs in Rome, mostly it contains the Crypt of the Popes. It opens at 9 am and closes at 5 in the afternoon, luckily we arrived there at around 4 in the afternoon, we still have time to roam around(little time hahaha)

But it was a beautiful place especially because of different tress there.

After that since my boyfriends house is near here we decided to eat dinner at his house😊

After that he accompany us going home.

My ootd⤵️

  • Top from Bershka
  • Pants from Tally Weijl
  • Shoes from Primadonna
  • Bag from Forever 21

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Rome, Italy 2017 (Fall season)🍁🍂

Last time I went here in Rome(2015) I didn’t get to experience fall season because I already left around october that time.

Now that I got a chance to be here until the holidays here I love dressing up for this season, so new for me but little by little learning what to mix and match!😊

Like this, it was so cold but Mr. sun is up so it’s something just right for this day…

This was near Castel San’t Angelo and streets foing to Piazza Navona💃🏻✨

  • Top from Murashopclothing (IG shop)
  • Bottom from TheDollHouseShop (IG shop)
  • Shoes from Primadonna (Pom-pom shoes😍)
  • Jacket from Alcott
  • Cardigan from 101 New York

This one was yesterday, it’s colder even though there is a sun.

This was in Circus Maximus and some places near it then at Catacomb of Callixtus.

  • Top from Bershka
  • Bottom from Tally Weijl
  • Shoes from Primadonna
  • Jacket from Alcott
  • Sling bag from Forever 21

This is the Castel San’t Angelo⤵️

Piazza Navona⤵️

Circus Maximus⤵️

(sorry I don’t have a picture of just the view, i only have pictures of me and my boyfriend✌🏻)

Catacomb of Callixtus⤵️

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“Fall” in love🍂🍁

Last saturday is our first monthsary so we went out for lunch date and to our favorite place Villa Borghese☺️

Because it’s fall season and it is getting so cold!🌬❄️

I’m loving this season even if I’m not used to cold weather🙈 because of the clothes that I got to wear and experiment matching it💃🏻

I love it because of the trees😂🍂🍁 and it’s my first time experiencing it so I was so amaze with everything, can’t wait for the Holiday season for this year!🎄🎄🎄

  • Top from mama
  • Bottom is Leggings
  • Boots

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Because I’m so fond of doing love letters and it is one of my way to express how I really feel, I did some for him☺️

Red cards because color of love and green cards because it’s his favorite color💚

And I didn’t expect that he’ll give me something, so I appreciate it so much!😍

Here’s his gift for meeee✨


Autumn clothes

Since I’ll be still staying here in Rome, Italy I need to wear proper clothes so that I won’t get so cold, especially the weather in here is really starting to get cold.

I’m new in styling these kind of clothes, so I’ll start with basic styling.

For this one, I pair this top from bershka with my black high-waisted pants and the boots plus the jacket from mama👌🏻

  • Top from Bershka
  • Pants from TheDollHouseShop (IG shop)

And for this another top, still from bershka, I paired it with my simple pants and high heels boots.

  • Top from Bershka
  • Pants from Forme Clothing
  • Necklace from Swarovski (a gift from my mom)

With black jacket, again from mama☺️

And hello to my boyfriend right beside me😘

How I wish we have a season like this in the Philippines, but sadly we don’t. So I’ll just enjoy my stay here for a while and try every possible style for this season💃🏻🍂🍁🍂

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My Rome, Italy trip.


It’s my very first time to travel to another country and I’m so blessed that it is in Rome, Italy. 

How Rome looks like that you should include it in your travel list!

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That’s some of my pictures in different historical and beautiful structures you can see in Rome, Italy. I’ve stay there for almost half a year. I was born there but I’m a Filipino because my mom and dad were both Filipino.. I need to fix some important papers there in Rome so that I can go back there easily whenever I want to. My mom is working there and I was so happy to meet the family where she had been working for almost 20 years. IMG_7211

And they were all so tall hahaha, while me and my mom were on the same height 😀

Now let’s talked about different Italian foods I have tasted!!!

I have tried so many PIZZA and they really are so delicious ❤

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My forever love… FRIES! ❤

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And their GELATO that you would want to buy always because it is really tasty!

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Then my favorite breakfast! Cornetto as they call it but it is their bread that has full of nutella inside! ❤ But it can also have cream inside.

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That are some of the foods you can see in Rome but there are so many to choose from.. From steak, chicken, lamb, sushi, salmon, macaroons and many more 🙂

To sum it all my trip there was so amazing and so blessed to see Top rated tourists attraction! From Colosseum, Pantheon, St.Peter’s Basilica, Castel Sant’Angelo, Spanish Steps, Piazza Venezia, Villa Borghese, Mirabilandia, Fontana di Trevi.. 






“St.Peter’s Basilica”


“Castel Sant’Angelo”


“Spanish Steps”


Piazza Venezia”




“Piazza del Popolo”


“Piazza della Minerva”


“Ponte della Musica”


“Fontana di Trevi”

When I arrived in Rome the Fontana di Trevi is under construction up until the week I will be leaving Rome.. So I didn’t have a chance to throw some coins and have a picture with it in a nice view.. But that is one of my dreams.. To see it in person and I was so blessed to do that hopefully next time I can have a nice picture in there and throw some coins 🙂

That’s all I can share about my travel to Rome, Italy! Hope you can have time and visit it also and experienced what I experienced. Amazing place, amazing people!

Arrivederci! Ti amo♥


Last Sunday morning we went to Mirabilandia. It was 5 hour drive from Rome to there. And we also paid for a stay in the hotel there for a day. 

First we go to Mirabilandia before heading to the hotel. Our things was in the pullman(big bus, with a capacity of 40 people I guess) I was with the teens who also want to go there. 

  We’ve got two days to enjoy every rides there. Here are some rides I got to try in that two days there. 

 This one is a tower in Mirabilandia where you will be going up then suddenly it will fall fast and it was really fun to try. I tried it 2 times.   

 This one’s a mini roller coaster. It was fine, my hips ache because of the sudden turns it makes. I rode it once. 
   Then this one, my favorite althought it was so extreme for me. This is called I-Speed. It is how fast the ride goes and it was all fun!

 Then this Niagara, where you will really get wet. But it was fun also. It was great for a weather that time. So hot. 
Then this laser thing. The things were amazing inside and outside. 
Then here are some that I didn’t get to ride on because I was scared and really don’t want to.   

Katun. Where you will really go upside down and it really scares me that’s why I didn’t rode on it. It is the most extreme for a roller coaster. 
Then this Phobia. A horror house. I love watching horror movies but when it comes to seeing it in person it is so creepy and I don’t like it. 
Then the hotel we stay in. 


 There are 3 bedrooms because I was with my 2 lovely cousins. And it was fine for a 4 star hotel in Rome. But I must complain for the aircon ’cause it was not that so cold. And the breakfast the next morning was fine also. 

  “Untill next time Mirabilandia”

Hoping next time I l’ve got to ride all of that. 

And for the last my outfit. But I only got to take a picture of my outfit on our second day. 


  • Top from Murashopph (IG online shop)
  • High-waisted shorts from H&M
  • Watch from Hoops watch here in Rome. 
  • Shoes from Vans 

✔️Padre Pio, Italy

Last Sunday we visit Padre Pio here in Italy. 

   I feel so blessed that I got to be there and saw it. There’s no mass but before going here we first went to Monte Sant’Angelo for a mass. Since it was near Padre Pio we attended the mass there ’cause there is no mass at the church of Padre Pio the time we arrived there.  

  “Monte Sant’Angelo”

I was so amazed by this church! I love how they structed it like this. It was like you attend a mass from way back years. Although everytime I attend a mass here in Rome it’s Italian..(I still don’t know how to speak Italian that’s why..)

 And there is my mom in that amazing view from the top 🙂 She is my photographer that time. Haha.

     The view from the top is so beautiful. Also the different things you can see inside the museum like for Padre Pio. 


Then last is my ootd. 


  • Top from Murashopph (IG shop)
  • Pants I made it ripped from TheDollHouseShop (IG shop)
  • Flat shoes from H&M
  • Watch from Hoops (italian watch)


It’s another day to wandered around Rome. Last May 9–Saturday, since my cousins don’t have class that day they tour me to the place I haven’t been. We went first to Colosseo but to bad It was being reconstruct and I wasn’t able to go inside.  


  I haven’t been inside of any known structures here in Rome, maybe if I would be with my mom next time. For the meantime just the outside first. I would be staying here for almost I don’t know how many months..

Then we went next to Giardino delle Rose.  
  I loved it! It was a super beautiful garden. 

Then we also went to a park where my cousin used to go when she was a little younger.  


” Taking pictures of every moments and making it memories that will last forever.☺️ #Rome #kristeltravelgram” – My instagram

After that walk and walk in that vicinity we feel so tired and got so hungry. It’s pizza again for lunch. It was delicious!  

  Then we stayed near the river where others also relaxed there. Did some little chitchat 🙂  

   We stayed there for almost an hour I guess. 

Then before heading home we stop by again in gelateria. I oredered the Kinder Cereali and Oreo flavor and it was so great!  

Then for the last my ootd! 

  • Top from Murashopph (online IG shop)
  • Jeans from Thedollhouseshop (also an online IG shop)
  • Flat shoes from Forever 21
  • Shades from Sunnies studios 

Fridate with my cousin👯


Last friday my cousin here in Rome which is also a Filipino but grew up here in Rome. 
We just wandered outside until we reach this so place where you can see from up the city of Rome. Which is so beautiful!!! 
Then upon walking and walking we felt hungry so we looked for a place to ate but it was so far to walk but we had no choice since it was a holiday only few bus are there. 

So to experience much the city of Rome we walked and saw some of tourists attractions here in Rome. 

One is this Castel St. Angelo 
According to my cousin it was one of the place where they shoot the movie Davinci Code. 

This other one is called Piazza del Popolo as I remembered with what my cousin explain to me. 
Along our way to where we will eat.. We passed by this Via del Corso. 
It is a shopping center along the way and full of branded stores like H&M, Gap, Nike and so much more. 
Also there is other things there not just the store. Like a painter. Some playing with bubbles which kids enjoys it. And many more! 
We just ate a pizza for lunch which tastes good!
Then for the next stop, my cousin brought me to a church where the details in there is in 3d and it is so much amazing! 


Then before we headed home we stop by this gelato store, where my cousin often goes here. We ordered a gelato with macaroon on top of it. And to tell you it was my first time to taste a macaroon…and it taste not what I expected because I tought it was just a simple bread with something inside of it but is is somehow like a crispbread but it tastes great! 
And as always my outfit will forever be in the last part of my post 🙂
  • Top from Shortcuts Apparel (online IG shop)
  • Cardigan from 101 New York
  • Knee ripped jeans from TheDollHouseShop (online IG shop)
  • Flatshoes from Forever 21
  • Bag from Calvin Klein