When in Rome

28 Nov

Rome was beautiful. I wish I could get on a plane and fly back right now. Everyone was so friendly, the food was amazing, and the sites were unbelievable. We flew into Rome on Friday night, and went straight to our hotel. When we arrived to our hotel, we saw that there was a pizza and gelato shop right across the street! From this point on, we knew it was going to be an amazing trip.

We started Saturday very early. We ate breakfast at 8:30 and we were out the door by 9:00. To begin our site seeing adventure, we first stopped at the Coliseum. Below, I posted some pictures of our time there. Again, I cannot even begin to describe how beautiful it is. (Good thing I’m not an English teacher.)

After spending around an hour or an hour and a half at the Coliseum, we headed towards the Vatican. We decided to walk everywhere and not take the metro, which allowed us to really see the city of Rome. The city was beautiful. The architecture and the detail in all of the buildings was breath-taking. After about a 30-45 minute walk (because we stopped to take pictures), we arrived at the Vatican. While there, we toured St. Peter’s Basilica. We saw where the Apostle Peter was buried, along with the tombs of other Popes. We also climbed 551 stairs to go to the top of the Cupola. From the Cupola, we had the most amazing view of Rome. Next we went to the Vatican Museum, where we saw the Sistine Chapel. After learning about the Sistine Chapel in school, it was neat to finally get to actually see it.

By the time we finished all of this, it was pretty late, so we stopped for a spaghetti lunch (which was amazing) and then stopped for gelato (a staple to every meal in Rome.) And from there, we made our way to the Trevi Fountain. It was dark when we went, so it was really pretty with all of the lights. After making our wishes, we went back to the hotel for a bit before heading out to dinner at the Pizza Forum (which was suggested to us by Giovanni, the hotel clerk who became our friend.)

After a good night’s rest, we were ready for Sunday. We spent most of the day just walking around Rome looking in stores and shopping. We also visited the Pantheon and the Spanish steps, both of which were very pretty. After finishing our day in Rome, we headed back to the airport and finally caught our flight back to Barcelona at 10:20pm. Once back in Barcelona, we took the aerobus to Pl. Catalunya and then caught the night bus back to La Garriga. From La Garriga, we had about a 45 minute walk to our school. Then finally, at 3 in the morning, we arrived at SEK, and I went straight to bed.

I’m currently on my lunch break, and I’m not going to lie, this morning has been tiring. However, I would do it all again in a heartbeat! Rome was amazing, and if anyone is ever in Europe, it is definitely a city you should visit.

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