Winter Break : Rome
Our last stop was Rome. We only had about 36 hours but we managed to fit in 27 different sites.
We got there on Friday afternoon and got started as soon as we checked into our hostel. We went around to all the sites that don’t close, Piazza del Popolo, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza de Venezia, etc. We also found a great view of the Roman Forums at night.
We got dinner off of the Campo dei Fiori, classic bruschetta and pasta with a bottle of wine, delicious! We also got a lesson in why red wines need to breath and white wines don’t from our waiter, very informative.
The next day we started off at the Vatican and saw St. Peter’s Basilica, all the different Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel. Then we went on to see the Pantheon and Palatine Hill and the Roman Forums. We tried to go into the Colosseum as well but it was already closed for the day :/ so instead we went and got gelato :)
We took a little rest at the hostel after gelato since we were dead from walking so far and so fast. we got dinner at a place just down the street where we sat for 3 hours. We got an appetizer of fried veggies, including a fried pumpkin flower filled with cheese, more pasta, and of course a bottle of wine. We also got limoncello for dessert, which was gross. Then on the way back we got some more gelato. We turned in early because we had to get up at 5 the next morning in order to get to the airport on time.