Czech Republic: Spring Break Part 1: When in Roma

For spring break I spent a week in Italy and it was incredible! I spent the first half of my trip in Rome and the other half in Naples and the Amalfi Coast so it only seemed fitting to split my adventures in to two parts.

Rome was everything I dreamed it would be. Like most girls my age I grew up watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie and dreaming of the day that I’d go on my own Roman holiday. Even though I didn’t get mistaken for an international pop star, Rome was amazing. We started our first day walking around to all the main sights: the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and simply exploring the beautiful streets of Rome.  The first thing I saw was the Coliseum and it was simply incredible. Just thinking about everything that happened there during the height of the Roman Empire was unreal. It was by far my favorite sight in Rome. Next we went to the Trevi Fountain which was beautiful but the area is not meant to hold hundreds of tourists at once. I was so ready to leave after being there for thirty minutes that I completely forgot to make a wish… unbelievable I know. But its a place you must got to while in Rome and I’m so glad I went! Besides the crowds it was one of my favorite areas in the city.

Day two was rainy but that did not stop us from having a great time! Four of us got some crackers, cheese, and grapes and headed to a park to begin our day relaxing with some snacks while overlooking the city. By early afternoon we were headed back to the city, walking down the Spanish Steps, and roaming around the capital. Eventually we ended up at the Vatican which was BEAUTIFUL. We didn’t do the tour inside since we didn’t have the time but seeing the Vatican itself was definitely worth the long walk there.

My days in Rome were filled with lots of pasta, gelato, and seeing all the main sights and I wouldn’t have wanted to have it any other way. Rome was one of my favorite places so far in Europe but I couldn’t wait to head to Naples and explore the coast of Italy but I know I want to come back to Rome someday to see all it truly has to offer. Ciao, Roma!

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