Rome, Italy

Hi! Today I am sharing details of the following stop of my Europe trip: ROME!

Rome was the city we spent the least amount of time in. In order to maximize our time in other destinations, we decided to conquer Rome in a day and a half. With so much to see in the city, it seemed like an impossible task at first. We began by looking at a map of Rome and selecting our “must see” spots.

While there was so much more to see, we simply did not have the time to do it all. As the 4th stop on our trip, we had become comfortable with the public transportation systems in each city. However, Rome’s transportation was much more difficult to use. If you are planning a trip to Rome, account for the extra time it may take you to connect through various trains.

The Fontana di Trevi was just as beautiful as in photos (or the Lizzie McGuire movie). However, keep in mind there are tons of people trying to take the same photo as you. We didn’t want any people in the background of our photos (duh) so this is where you’ll have to strategically work with the angles. With a little patience, your photos will look amazing.

Unfortunately, the Spanish Steps were under construction so we picked up some gelatto in the plaza and kept moving. We continued to the Colosseum and the Pantheon. Later that night, we went for dinner in Campo de Fiori. This was my favorite part of my stay in Rome. The plaza was filled with tons of restaurants. Each restaurant had a hostess coercing guests to dine at their restaurant. We definitely had a difficult time deciding where to eat, but after some bribery (maybe just free wine) we decided on Baccanale.

The following morning, we attended Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Despite, not understanding Italian, I wanted the opportunity to experience church in such a historic venue. Keep in mind the strict clothing restrictions when visiting the Basilica and the Vatican. Your shoulders must be covered and shorts/skirts shouldn’t cut off much above the knee. I kept it safe in jeans and a blouse.

My quick stop in Rome proved to be full of history and culture. As we were leaving, I could not wait for our last and final stop… London!


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