March 23, 2018
There are so many places I want to visit and explore so when wedding season settles down for the winter I try to travel to new places if I can. Italy is by far my favorite place to visit in the world and in February I had the opportunity to visit Rome with my mom and sister!
I like to pretend I’m one of the locals by avoiding carrying a big backpack or getting a selfie stick out but I’m pretty sure a pale redheaded girl with an American accent isn’t very convincing…! A girl can try!
If you haven’t seen my first blog post on our travels, do so here! You’ll find some sneaky tips and tricks for navigating your way through the Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica too!
Rome is a beautiful city, the Eternal City, carefully and thoughtfully decorated with sculptures and towering buildings that make you feel like a mouse in a maze… a happy mouse though.
Rome is full of life and music. This woman pictured below decided to stand in the middle of the crowd in front of the Pantheon and belt out the most beautiful song- acapella! Her voice was so powerful and captivating, plus she was so cute! I had to take a photo!
This is us standing in the center of the Pantheon… in case you didn’t know (I didn’t!) the Pantheon has a giant hole in its roof called the oculus that is 142 feet in diameter. So when it rains, the rain falls from the sky right into the Pantheon and down these drains. It is SO cool. You may have seen a video of when it was raining on my Instagram stories!
I was a little obsessed with Rome’s doorways- always painted the best colors. Thanks to my sis for standing in as a model! ;)
The Altare della Patria, also known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II or Il Vittoriano or in tourist language… The Wedding Cake! Okay, so I may have Googled some of that.
Can you believe this horse is sticking its tongue out?? Hehe!
The Trevi Fountain… apparently as beautiful in the day as it is at night.
Thank you, random tourist, for taking this pic of us!
My mom lived for 10 weeks in the Campo de’ Fiori, one of Rome’s most popular outdoor markets. Rain or shine, these vendors set up and take down their stations every single day selling their produce, pasta, and spices to tourists and locals.
Churches are free to enter as they are in England. There are 900 churches in Rome, most are tucked away in street corners like this one pictured below. You should enter at any given opportunity! You might just happen upon a famous Caravaggio panting…
Stay tuned for Part 3 of traveling Rome and in case you missed Part 1 see it here!