An Insider's Guide to Rome

An Insider's Guide to Rome with Lindsey @lindseyholland_ and Kim @kimturkington_

We have just returned from the most wonderful few days in Rome. Made sweeter by the Superga’s on our feet

We checked into The Hoxton hotel, and as ever it felt like home. It’s the perfect location for walking and exploring. Nothing rivals the beds at the Hoxton and the breakfast is pretty good too. As with most of the travel days spent together, we were delayed but made it just in time for dinner. Alfredo alla Scrofa was our reservation of choice and it was some of the best pasta we’ve had. Make sure you book or you’ll be stood in a very long queue watching as the pasta passes you by. We didn’t want to miss seeing the Trevi fountain at night in all its glory, a short walk from the restaurant, we headed over to throw our euros in and make a wish.

Day two may have started with some rain but we wouldn’t let it dampen our plans for the Rome Masters tennis. So it was a quick outfit change to something a little more practical just in case it got chilly. We both opted for our Club S Comfort trainers paying homage to the brand’s tennis origins and they’re more waterproof.

Superga have always been the trainer we both wear for timeless every day style. They’re so comfy, and never feel too sporty which means lots of versatility from dresses and skirts to jeans and trousers. It was so easy to pack for this trip for that reason.

Superga has a wonderful and long history with tennis, and that can be seen in how the style has evolved now, effortless and super chic. We watched a couple of matches and then took some shelter from the rain. Which of course involved more pasta at Roscioli, one of the most recommended and highly rated spots. It was incredible, there are three locations so be sure to do your research. After we headed to the Colosseum, which definitely lived up to expectations, before enjoying a quick glass of wine with an excellent rooftop view at Soho House

Reserva was our dinner reservation later that evening, a latin American cuisine that was quite welcome after 1564 dishes of pasta. The food was incredible here so put it on your list, alongside our next stop; Cul De Sac. An authentic Italian wine bar (and restaurant, although we didn’t try the food it looked good). For something a little more ‘wow’ try Hotel De Russie - which could quite possibly be the fanciest hotel we have ever been to. We had our nightcaps seated within the beautiful piazza, surrounded by a secret walled garden.

Day Three was our final day, and one we were both so excited to get to because we had a pasta and tiramisu making class booked. We both wore our Cotu Classics, perfect for lots of walking. To say that Lindsey is usually a nightmare in the kitchen would be an understatement but both her pasta and tiramisu came out beautifully. We loved this part of the trip as we got to meet other people at the class and the chef was great and clear. The best bit was of course, enjoying the fruits of our labour afterwards.

Then it was time to head off home to the airport, very full and very happy - Still wearing our Cotu Classics.