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Highlights from my trip to Rome Italy

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Highlights from my trip to Rome Italy

I instantly feel in love with Rome.  I love the streets.  I loved the food.  I loved the history.  I thought to myself; I could live here.  So many of the streets remind me of being back in New York.  I can’t believe I only had five days.  I didn’t go to any other city in Italy.  Just Rome. And I’m glad I didn’t try to see other cities.  It was also my thinking that gave me a reason to come back to Italy.

The first night I scheduled a wine tasting.  A friend of mine was with me, but I planned everything I wanted to do.  I’m not a wine drinker and don’t remember anything I learned, but it was fun.  We had wine and cheese in Rome.

Day 2 Adventures

I like to pretend I’m fit and an adventurer.  I always plan an activity on my trips.  We scheduled a bike ride tour through the streets of Rome.  I thought it was going to be fun and easy going like the ride in Paris.  We arrive at the shop, and the bikes were more like mountain bikes.  I got have through the ride and wanted to walk my bike back to the store.  I was not prepared.  The tour was great.  It still is a great way to see the city.

Day 3 Activities

By day three in Rome, I realized I should have scheduled more time.  We had a food tour with Eating Italy Food Tours in the Trastevere neighborhood.  The tour lasted 4 hours and also included a visit to a cemetery.  We had a hard time trying to figure out how a cemetery ties into a food tour, but it was interesting.  Along with the history of food, we learned about the neighborhood.

Day 4 Activities

On day four we spent the day at the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican.  You should join a group with a guide.  The lines were so long, and the Chapel was so crowded when we finally got in I don’t feel like we could enjoy it.  I would go again but maybe self-guided so I could linger a little bit.

Colosseum in Rome, Italy

The final full day in Rome we went to the Colosseum where the gladiators use to fight.  We also joined a guided tour and was good but such a long morning.  One our way back we bumped into a parade.  Apparently, today was Rome’s birthday.  Everyone was dressed up in Roman attire and reenacted Roman times.

For 4 of the nights, we stayed in an apartment.  I wanted to feel like I lived there.  The only negative side is it is like you live there and no extra amenities like towels and at least a few English speaking channels.

Streets of Rome Italy on a Rainy Day

 

 

Rome easily became one of my favorite cities so far to visit.  I would love to go back and learn some Italian and discover more of the city.

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