Halfway through our week in Paris, we flew to Italy and spent two days in Rome. Our time there was spent like true tourists – visiting the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Roman Ruins, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Vatican, and all the other major attractions.
As soon as we arrived and managed to navigate our way from the train station to the hotel, we freshened up and began our Roman holiday. The first stop I had planned for A was the Trevi Fountain but we got there only to realize it was under construction – what are the chances! We continued exploring late into the afternoon, stumbled upon the Colosseum unintentionally, and went slightly off the beaten path. We found quaint little hang out spots and caught a break from the busy crowds. One of the highlights from that day was stopping at a fruit stand for some refreshing watermelon. As the sun was slowly starting to set, like clockwork, our stomachs started to grumble. That was our cue to head back to the city center.
For dinner, A and I decided to take a risk and have dinner around Piazza Navona. Piazza Navona is one of the most famous piazza’s in Rome built in the 1st century. The large and lively square features fountains, the Baroque church of Sant’Agnese in Agone, scores of restaurants, art stands, and entertainment. With all this beauty also comes overpriced and tourist-centric restaurants. With that said, we beat the odds and had a great dinner. After nightfall, we were both exhausted and ready to head back to the hotel with only one thing in mind – sleep.
We became experts at reading maps. Who needs a GPS?
This scenery called for a shameless photo opp 😉
Knock, knock – anybody home?
This became A‘s official “I am a hungry and tired tourist” pose.