Rome, Italy

Rome was the first city we visited in Italy, and it was quite a city. Capital of the Roman Empire, the city is riddled with historical sights and insanely stunning architecture. The food was fantastic, and the locals were friendly.

We visited the Vatican City, Vatican Museum, Coliseum, Ancient Roman City, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, and Piazza del Popolo. Each of these places deserves its own post entirely, but I have too much else to write about :). Of these sights my favorites were the Ancient Roman City and Piazza Navona.

Italy is stereotyped as having great food, so we thought it best to splurge. The stereotype is correct. The best meal I had was a bacon-mozzarella pasta followed by sliced filet served with tomatoes and basil. It was unbelievable, and I ate so much that I didn’t eat breakfast the next day.

I loved the feel of Rome, with its ancient infrastructure and cobblestone streets. I was also reading “Angels and Daemons” at the time, which made the city come alive, despite the story being fictional.

Learn more about my Europe trip here.