For the first school-sponsored trip of the semester, I went to where dreams are made of – Rome of course!
Fulfilling my Lizzie McGuire childhood goal of going to Rome was so exciting and, overall, a great experience. Here’s a little summary about how each day went.
The Vatican Coat of Arms
The Spanish Steps
(currently under construction)
The Fashion District with Dior, Gucci, and it’s own fountain!
One coin means you’ll return to Rome in the future, two coins is that you will fall in love with an Italian, three means you will marry one!
Gelato – yum!
The Outside of the Pantheon
The Inside of the Pantheon
St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
Each person on the fountain in front of the church represents a famous Italian river.
The sauce was so creamy and rich.
Everything including the glasses for the drinks were made of ice!
Minus five degrees calls for some fashionable tents for us to wear.
View from the top!
All the people going to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican for the Jubilee!
The Vatican Museum
So pretty outside and in!
Map of Italy – here’s Florence!
Vatican Coat of Arms with the Keys & Bees
Aristotle’s School of Athens
Shout out to my friend, Emily who took this since I was too scared!
The thinnest pizza I’ve ever had – it was similar to a tortilla!!
St. Peter’s in the Vatican
The prettiest church I’ve ever seen!!
A cardinal walking by!
Fried rice ball with mozzarella and marinara (arancini) – amazing!
Love you too, pizza 🙂
The Colosseum (more pics below)
The Arch of Constantine
All the secret basement areas of the arena – so cool!
specialty of Rome
Focaccia with Mozzarella & Prosciutto
Almost like a pizza & oh so good!
So there you have it, Rome in a nutshell.
I loved seeing the city, except it only made me miss the calmer vibes of Florence more – definitely glad to be back!
I have a few new posts coming through these next few days so be on the lookout.
What’s your favorite city in Italy and why?
Let me know in the comments below 🙂