Rome, the Eternal City.
What can be said about Rome that hasn’t already been said a million times over?
So when given the opportunity to go to Italy, the first place I wanted to visit was Rome. As a lifelong history buff, it was important to me to visit this ancient city and capital of the Roman Empire.
Rome is a city stepped in its history, everywhere you look there is either an ancient monument, an art piece or a building centuries old that is still in use today.
So our adventure began at the Termini Train Station
I should probably point out that neither I or my girlfriend speak Italian but luckily her second language is Spanish which came in quite handy as many of the words are similar enough so that those we spoke with could make out what she was saying and direct us to where we needed to go.
We took a taxi to the hotel we where staying at while in Rome, the Rome Cavalieri.
The Rome Cavalieri is the definition of elegance with several pieces of fine art throughout the hotel.
The Cavalieri is absolutely gorgeous, with a view to die for:
After a nice breakfast in our room, we got dressed and headed out, the first stop…The Colosseum!
Walking around the Colosseum instantly brought thoughts of the film Gladiator as we walked past the gates the fighters would use to enter the arena. To think this was built without machines fills you with the wonders of human potential.
After taking in a bite to eat (you can’t come to Italy without eating pizza) we heading off to our next destination, The Vatican.
Here are a few things I learned about visiting the Vatican that I want to pass on to other travelers:
On our last day in Rome, we visited the Pantheon
It should go without saying that we will be coming back to Rome. The city is far to big with countless things to see that less than a week simply will not do. The city is spread out so a taxi will be necessary to get around but they are everywhere so you shouldn’t have a problem finding transportation. If you find yourself in Italy, please explore, enjoy, drink lots of wine and eat lots of pizza!