My first impression of Rome getting off the train at the train station was that Rome seems a little more built up than Florence, and that there’s a definite difference in the architecture. Well, it really only seemed a little built up around the train station, and once you delve into it, I was in awe everywhere we turned.
After dropping our bags off at our hotel, we went exploring and found the colosseum! (More on that tomorrow) I think I was actually more impressed by the road the colosseum was on though. As you go down the street you see huge Roman buildings, and then blocked off ruins. Turns out they are still digging for things, and a woman at our hotel said that when they uncover things from the past, they never dig everything up, and always leave untouched undiscovered spots for future generations. I thought that was pretty cool. Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, it won’t be discovered in one either. These pictures are all jumbled as we did things in-between, but I took so many pictures and thought I’d split the places up again like Florence. So a little of what’s to come is the Trevi fountain (which I fell in love with), the Colosseum, Vatican city and the museum, a Basilica around the corner from our hotel, and more Rome pictures. We sqeezed a lot into two and a half days I tell ya!! Also, the three pictures above at night of some ruins, was pretty much the meeting place of all the stray cats in the city. I tried to get pictures, but it wasn’t working out so well. If you look closely enough in the pics you might be able to spot some (in the second picture above next to the columns on the right is a white and ginger cat). It was a great city but I wish we had more time to explore, there is so much to do and see! I think we will definitely go back, especially as the airport is right outside of Rome.
Have any of you been to Rome? What were some of your favourite spots so I can pop them on the list for next time.