Thursday, June 9, 2016

Rome, Italy

After our first three weeks in Paris and the conclusion of our first class, we were given a five day travel block before starting our second class. A group of us decided to go to Italy! I'd never been and had no idea what to expect, but I was more than pleased with the experience.

Our first stop in Italy was Rome. I took Roman Culture in the fall and was bored by it at the time, but thankful for it while wandering around Rome - I was able to see all the things I spent hours learning about. By far, I really enjoyed seeing the Colosseum. We were walking in the general direction of it and suddenly, there it was in plain view at the end of a side street. It was really neat to see something in person that you've always heard about, but never seen.

After exploring the Colosseum area, we found a place for lunch. The food in Italy is spectacular. I feel like I may have to stay away from Italian food for a while because there is no way it will compare to true Italian pasta or pizza. Speaking of which, the only dishes I ordered this weekend were pasta, pizza, and gelato for dessert.

Rome is also home to Vatican City, so we made sure to stop there. Unfortunately, the lines were extremely long, so we were unable to see the Sistine Chapel. We did get to see St. Peter's Basilica, which was incredible.

And, of course, we had to visit the famous Trevi Fountain. For fans of Disney Channel and its early 2000s movies, we all felt like we were in the Lizzie McGuire Movie when we were at the fountain. I attempted the classic tourist picture of throwing a coin over your shoulder, but I ended up looking like I was doing the flamenco each time. Whoops. 

Rome was wonderful and I hope I'm able to return one day to explore further. After Rome, we took a train to Florence, but more on that later!

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1 comment:

  1. These pictures are gorgeous! All of your posts are giving me major wanderlust!