Tuesday, November 3, 2015

TT: Rome Part I

Rome, the capital of Italy and the home of the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and the gate to the Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel. When you think of Rome, you can not help but think of all of the world history that goes along with it, which is one of the main reasons we chose to visit this beautiful city. Not many people know this, but D was a High School History teacher for two years after college, and has been known to be quite the history fanatic. It meant a lot to me to visit one of the most historical cities with him, and to see him light up while touring and hearing him give me snippets of his history teachings from years past of literally everything that was right in front of our eyes.

We loved being in Italy, mostly because of the history, but if we are being honest here... for me personally, because of all of the fantastic food. Pasta is one of my favorite types of dishes, and I was a carb monster in food heaven on this trip!

We really only had two full days in Rome so we knew we had to make the most of it and see everything we could, but quickly. The Colosseum was one of the places we wanted to see the most, and since we happened to be in Rome on the days the Vatican was closed, it had become the #1 place we wanted to indulge in. We spent all of the first day at the Colosseum and walking around, as even when riding in cars, the streets are so tiny you end up walking half the way to your location anyways; but the beauty in that is that we got to really soak in the city by foot. 

I absolutely loved the tiny cobblestone streets and wandering around aimlessly. I truly felt so carefree and happy to be in such a happy and beautiful city. 

We loved visiting Rome, and felt like we had even more fun eating our way through the city. Pizza, pasta, gelato - you name it, we ate it! Isn't that what vacations are for?!

With love,