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When in Rome…

November 28, 2008

We got to Rome pretty late and found out hotel easily. It was right next to the Colosseum. Seriously. I knew it was going to be close, but I didn’t realize how close. We could see ruins from our window!

We did so much that I’m going to have to rely on the pictures to remember.

Our first stop was the Colosseum since it was next door.

Then we walked over to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

We went to the Trevi fountain many times. We all loved it and spent a lot of time there.

On the gate outside the church near the fountain, there were several locks with names and dates on them and Amore Eterno. I think it must be something similar to True Love Waits.

We also did a lot of people-watching on the Spanish Steps.

We spent a day in Vatican City. I was in Rome once before with my friend Kate. It was 7 years ago, but I still remember the Vatican museums being massive. Even with this thought, I was still amazed at how big these museums are! You could spend days in there. And you’re completely exhausted by the time you get to the Sistine Chapel. Again, Stacy doesn’t follow the rules:

After the museums, we followed the crowd in St. Peter’s Basilica, the biggest church in the world.

We also went to the Pantheon, but I didn’t take any pics because on the way we got caught in a thunderstorm. Yes, there was thunder and lightening involved. We have thunderstorms back home all the time, but that just doesn’t seem to happen around here, so it was strange.

On our last day, we went to Capitoline Museum. It’s not a very famous museum, but it houses the She-Wolf which I wanted to see. It wasn’t crowded, which was nice, and we were pleasantly surprised by the exhibits.

After the museum, we enjoyed some gelato and took an overnight train back to Zurich.

One Comment leave one →
  1. munichbavaria permalink
    January 18, 2009 3:09 pm

    I am so excited to be heading to Rome next month for the first time! Your pictures just make me more excited!

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