The longer we stayed in Rome, the more we fell in love with the city. Our trip was for five days which I think is the perfect amount of time to tick off all the main sights and a fairly relaxed pace, with enough time to stop and take it all in. Don’t forget to read what we got up to in Part 1 and Part 2 of the Rome series if you haven’t already!
No trip to Rome seems complete without seeing the Vatican, we made our way over there in the morning, as it’s a bit out of the city centre. Walking towards it from the metro station, we could see the all columns of St. Peter’s Square in the distance. One inside, the square is an impressive sight. St. Peter’s Basilica is simply beautiful, standing proud over the square.
We joined the queue and were soon inside the Basilica, taking in the incredible details of the architecture. The whole place is a work of art, covered with intricate paintings and murals, with the huge dome in the centre.
Next on our list was a visit to the Trevi fountain, so we headed back into the centre of the city. We stopped for couple of slices of pizza in a little place nea the fountain, one of my favourite things about trips to Italy, huge slices of pizza for lunch and always so cheap.
The fountain itself is as magnificent as you’d expect it to be. The day we visited the sky was a sharp blue which made the fountain look even better with the sun shining against it. It’s a very powerful sight, I’m pleased to have ticked it off the bucket list. Of course, it’s crowded at all times of day to be prepared to shuffle around people for a spot to throw a coin in the fountain.
That evening, we headed out to dinner at a an amazing little tratoria, which I’ve written about in a separate blog post here.
Next up will be itineraries for our trip to Iceland, this was last September but I’m finally getting around to writing it all up, so keep an eye out for that one!