The first day we arrived in Rome from Florence, we had a good few hours of daylight left so decided to seek out the Trevi Fountain. It was actually my grandma that had mentioned that we should try and find it and take pictures for her, and it was one of my favourite places!
The first glimpse we got of the Colosseum was an impressive one. It kind of snuck up on us when we rounded a corner looking for it and were rewarded with this huge shell at the end of the road. It is pretty much the icon of Rome, and what most tourists put on their must see list, ourselves included.
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.
The last stop on our bus tour was Chianti to have a little wine tasting. In order to get to the winery we had to go along some small little back roads in our giant tour bus. Now normally this would be fine, just a few scrapes from low hanging trees, but there had been pretty regular storms every day while we were there for short periods of time. Therefore when we were on our last leg of the tour, about ten minutes from the winery, disaster struck in the form of tree branches fallen in the road.
Our next stop after Siena was at the tiny medieval walled town of Monteriggioni. It was referenced in Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ and remains a spot that people come to visit and learn about it’s history as a fortress in the middle ages. We only had about half an hour to have a look around, so did a quick round then climbed the stairs to walk along the outer walls.