Rome, Italy Part 1

Rome had been one of the places I have wanted to visit for a long time, growing up I was really into history and oh boy is Rome full of it. I’m going to try my hardest to fit everything into one blog post but believe me when I say it is somewhere you just have to see yourself the people, the food and the general vibes… it was an amazing week. 

We landed Monday afternoon about 3:30ish the airport is a little tricky as for where you exit is via the departures gate, I just followed the Italian’s that was on the plan as they seemed to know where they were going. To save any hassle we had pre-booked a taxi to pick us up at the airport if you wanted to save money you can take a train it will cost around 14 and the taxi was 48. It’s about a 35-45 minute drive to the city centre. 

Our driver took us past the Pyramid of Cestius which I had to google cause I didn’t even know they had a pyramid in Italy and the Colosseum, it was breathtaking to see but I will save more info for when we actually visited it.

Our hotel of choice was Hotel Impero it is located by the main train station in Rome, Termini. It’s picked as one of the best places to stay via booking.com it wasn’t too expensive and it looked really nice in the photos. When we checked in we were told our room got upgraded and we where now in a bigger room with a balcony which was a lovely surprise as this trip was an early birthday celebration.

Its the next day and we get up early as we planned to go to the Vatican. We hopped on the metro for a short ride and made our way to the Vatican walls, walking up we did get stopped a few times by sales reps offering to skip the line and tours.  We ended up using a company called StarTours, we had to meet them at 9am then we met our tour guide outside. She gave us a quick history lesson then we went into the museum.       

Words can not express how amazing the tour was, the amount of art and history you see is truly overwhelming. Standing in the Sistine Chapel and just looking at the floor to ceiling art is something I won’t forget for a long time.

In the afternoon after a tasty lunch, we went for a long walk. After about 10-15 minutes we came upon the Altar of the Fatherland aka Altare della Patria. It was built for the first king of Italy it has huge fountains on both sides and statutes and sculptures on top and all along it was interesting to see.

Next post I will continue on my Roman adventure I was finding it hard to just get everything I wanted to mention in one post.  So I hope you look forward to next week.

Roxie xx
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