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Rome is “That Girl.” Here’s 5 Reasons Why

Rome Glam 2023
Rome Glam 2023

All right, Divas, there’s no need to dust off those old, outdated and boring history books to learn about Rome, because we’re dropping straight facts – the most interesting ones – right here!

You see, if you ask us, Rome is “that girl.”

Rome is giving main character energy and as a Travel Diva, that’s the kind of magic you deserve when you’re strutting down those cobblestone streets!

The thing about Rome is that it’s impossible not to feel like you’re the star of your own movie, whether you’re visiting the Ancient Ruins, sipping on some prosecco on the Spanish Steps or posing by one of the 2,000 fountains in the city.

But if you’re really trying to sprinkle your Black girl magic and let the city be the backdrop to your new Diva life, then keep these 5 facts in your purse like a bottle of hot sauce for when you come with us in 2023:

There’s a Secret Passageway in the Vatican

All right, did you know the Vatican is its own entire country? It’s the smallest one in the world and nope you don’t need a passport to enter it.

While they don’t give out special Vatican passport stamps, you can still have a totally new adventure by trying to find the secret corridor, Passetto di Borgo, which leads to Castel Sant’Angelo nearby.

Gladiating Ain’t Easy

We won’t glamorize that many of the gladiators who fought in the Colosseum were enslaved people and not the glorious fighters made famous in the movies.

But what’s wild is, the Romans made gladiator fighting feel very movie-esque: they flooded the Colosseum with water so the fighters would battle on ships. The definition of “doing the most” if you ask us.

Rock Purple Like Royalty

That amethyst-colored silky dress you’ve got in your closet? Pull it out because back in ancient times, purple was reserved for emperors and senators. In fact, if you weren’t a Roman elite, you were banned from wearing purple. You’re a Diva and royalty in our eyes, so make sure to pack some purple jewel tones in your Travel Divas Proud Member suitcase for your trip!

Pasta is Queen

When in Rome, pasta is QUEEN. So much so, there’s a pasta museum! Yup, can you believe it? It’s called the Museo Nazionale delle Paste Alimentari and it’s giving up all the pasta facts and history so you can bust out your pasta knowledge at your next dinner party.

Cats are Truly Divas Here

Once you get over the insane amount of gilded textures in the Vatican and have had your fair share of gelato, pizza and prosecco, take a moment to notice the real Divas of Rome: cats! Did you know cats here can do what cats do best … whatever they want? They’re protected by Italian law – no killing, no moving, no bothering them! Talk about Diva status.

Now, we don’t know about you, but Rome is a city full of wonder and an excellent place to sprinkle your magic.

The only question is – are you coming with us in 2023? Tap those magical wands, called your fingers, on this link so we can transport you to Italian paradise: https://thetraveldivas.com/trip/rome-glam-2023/

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Make History … Come Alive in Rome

Some of history’s finest divas have hailed from this Mediterranean enclave of greatness. And there’s no doubt you’ve read about Rome in school or heard your coworkers ki-kiing about this modern yet ancient city for weeks on end after they’ve got back from a trip over there.

And as one of the most traveled to locations in the entire world, Rome has earned its claim to fame. You see, here at Travel Divas, we think this city is one of the most glamorous spots for a Travel Diva like yourself to step into magical Black empress vibes. 

That’s why on July 30-August 6, 2022, we’re inviting you to vacation with us on a Roman holiday of your own in Rome, Italy. This once-in-a-lifetime trip is more than a reprieve from your busy everyday duties. It’s a chance to sprinkle your magic all over the ancient ruins – from the Colosseum to the Roman Temple of Shopping to impromptu photoshoots and decadent tastes of gelato, Italian wine and fresh pizza. 

For 7 days and 6 nights, you’ll be transported like a diva to the heart of Rome, where you will: 

  • Reside like a Roman queen at the 5-star Hotel de la Ville
  • Be served your daily breakfast like a royal
  • Dine with your fellow divas in all white at one of the hottest rooftop restaurants overlooking the Roman skyline
  • Explore the historic center of the city with a private tour of art galleries, ateliers, fountains, the Pantheon and more
  • Sip an afternoon espresso like a native
  • Treat yourself to a private walking tour led by a fashion expert, exploring the worlds of brands such as Versace, Ferragamo and Bulgari
  • Come back to a signature gift package curated for you by the Travel Divas team
  • And so much more!

So, bring your little black dress, your summer all-white ensemble and your Black girl magic as we explore just a few of the many excursions below:

Bend it Like Baroque

Ease into your Roman holiday with a private tour of Rome’s historic Baroque center, the Piazza del Popolo. Once known as the first view of Rome a traveler had, this public square is home to the famous, architecturally gorgeous church of Santa Maria del Popolo.

Feel Like a Gladiator

While Scandal may have given rise to some of the modern uses of the word, gladiators reigned here at the Colosseum long before Olivia Pope came into the world. Step into this historic center that once accommodated over 50,000 spectators and leave some of your Black girl magic while you’re there.

Live La Dolce Vita

Don your finest wears at an evening photo shoot at some of the most iconic Roman landmarks including the Spanish Steps, the Roman Forum and the Pincio Terrace. Pose in a vintage car and pretend like you’re Sophia Loren. 

Refresh Your Black Girl Magic

Fill up your cup and ease the tension in your mind and muscles with a hot dip into the thermal, sulfurous waters of the Acque Albule spring, known for its deeply anti-inflammatory powers. Between whirlpools, saunas, Turkish baths and even massaging water jets, you’ll forget that it’s not all a dream.

Be a Master Chef

Gelato and pizza back home will never be the same after you learn to master the most delicious of Italian arts. From making paper-thin yeast dough to preparing zesty tomato sauce to making gelato by hand, you’ll find yourself licking your fingers more than once. 

Now, we’d list everything … but we don’t want to spoil all the fun. 

Let us treat you like a Roman goddess in Rome in 2022. Get all the details on excursions, accommodations, dates and more here.


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