oma. The Eternal City. The background to the Lizzie McGuire movie (an underrated classic in my book). There’s a reason why this city is still making a name for itself 2000+ years from its founding. We only had a little bit of time in this gorgeous city before we had to get on board our ship, but I think we made the most of it 🙂
The Forum. After taking a class on Roman History this year I was especially eager to see where Cicero and Marc Antony and Caesar walked around. Pretty cool.
We lucked out and our driver took us to this amazing coffee shop, the best in Rome according to the New York Times. We didn’t ask him to take us here, but we didn’t not ask him to, so we ended up here somehow anyways? I’m not totally sure how we got there, but it was pretty delicious. As the New York Times says, “When the need for a real espresso becomes overpowering, buy a ticket to Rome, tell the taxi driver to head straight for the Sant’Eustachio cafe. The espresso will be perfect.” And what do you, he was right!
Classic Italian breakfast!
I can’t get over the architecture here.
The Trevi Fountain. I threw my coin in happily 🙂
One of the major things on my agenda was getting pizza and gelato (because when in Rome, right?). Our driver zipped us to another major winner. It was classic Italian style, and we ate and wandered around the cutest Saturday market.
I wanted to stock up on it all! And I made sure I got my gelato, too :)It was one of those days where I seriously thought about just stopping the trip here and staying in Rome. But then again, if I stopped in every city I loved I would never have made it past London :p There’s something about the friendliness of the Italians, and the amazing food and the beautiful views that make you just want to become Italian yourself. It’s days like these that make you want to buy an old Tuscan villa and fall in love with an Italian and stay forever, you know?