We arrived late afternoon after landing and took the airport bus into town which took around 45minutues. We took a stroll from the hotel into the city centre and literally stumbled across the Colosseum. Just seeing a little snippet of it through a gap in the road made my heart race. Hands down one of the most amazing buildings I’ve ever seen. Then we continued to walk down the main road of Ancient Rome towards the Trevi Fountain. Saw some more old buildings and ruins that I had learnt about in Classical Studies at school. After that we headed for the Trevi Fountain (one of the many visits we had there), unfortunately it was absolutley rammed with tourists but of course this was to be expected, I threw my coin in over my shoulder and made my wish.
One of the best things was the Al Fresco dining. We ate in some great restaurants in Rome, the food is indescribable! It’s everything you expect it to be, but better. There was even great guitar and flute players serenading you during dinner. It really was bliss!
The next day we saw more of the sights including the Spanish Steps, Pantheon (which blew us away), this really is the best free thing to do in Rome. How on earth those amazing Romans constructed this done well before anyone else is unimaginable, but the fact that it is still there and standing tall sure does show you just how great they were. We also went inside the Colosseum, I must say the Colosseum is more impressive from the outside but it’s one of those things you just have to do. We also went to the Forum which was more Ancient Ruins, everything was so impressive and overwhelming really. It’s amazing that its all in tact after so long. A good tip is to buy your pass for the Colosseum from the Forum as there are no lines.
We finished our Rome experience sitting by a fountain with a bottle of Proseco which was just perfect. I loved Rome, it was just as fabulous and amazing as I had imagined and I will no doubt be going back again soon.