Rome was like that first sip of water on a hot day. A sip I needed after a bad time in Milan. It is so beautiful that sometimes it all feels unreal but it all becomes real when you get pushed around by other tourists.
Rome has so much to offer and so many different places to see that it is hard to decide what to do and when to do it.
I started my trip with the Colosseum (it is free to visit on the first Sunday of the month) so I made the most of this chance and queued up and it was worth the wait as I was just blown away with its magnificence. Even now when I think about it I just can’t believe that I was there and that is why the pictures are so important.
As it was a hot day I had some Gelato as no Italian experience is complete without the taste of some real gelato. Thinking about it is making my mouth water. YUM 😀 Then I did my usual getting lost part as I walked around without a destination in mind and it was like every corner I turned there was something more amazing waiting for me to discover.
My next official stop was ‘The rose garden’ surrounded by flowers and sweet fragrances, it was the perfect spot for a rest and some photography.
I carried on my exploration with the Captoline Hill which made me realise how unfit I am as the steps tired me out and I had to take a break to make my way up. I guess I am not as fit as I think I am (Mental note: join the gym).
Next stop was the Trevi Fountain: the legend says that if you throw a coin into the fountain then you are likely to return to Rome. So I took my chances, closed my eyes and at 8:37 PM threw a coin into the fountain with a small wish and lots of hope that I would return to Rome.
I just walked around after to take everything in. There is so much to see in Rome but sometimes you just want to sit down and soak it all in: the breeze, the sun and the beauty that is Rome.
If Rome is not on your list then it needs to be added because it deserves all the praise it gets.