Friday, 15 February 2013

ROMA! Part 2

I can't believe that this time last week I was enjoying my second day in Rome exploring the Forum, Colosseum, Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain- and now I'm back to writing my dissertation and worrying about the laundry...I already want to go back! You can see the first part of my trip there by clicking here if you would like to see what we got up to on our first day there.

What I wore:
Jacket: Barbour
Jumper: H+M
Jeans: ASOS
Bag: Urban Outfitters

The weather was certainly a lot better on this day than it had been the previous day which was why we left the more outdoorsy sights to the second day. This was taken by Trevi Fountain and was actually where we ended the day of sightseeing. Do we look exhausted? We were feeling the strain by this point of 2 full days of walking everywhere on cobbles and in desperate need of Gelato...

I couldn't believe how small the Piazza is that the Trevi Fountain is in- really tucked away. It was buzzing with tourists all patiently waiting to throw their penny over their shoulder into the fountain with the hope that it will bring them back to Rome.

 (little fact for you- the money that is thrown into the Trevi Fountain every day is around 3,000 euros and at the end of every day it is collected from the bottom of the fountain and given to local charities.)

Victor Emmanuel Monument in the background (aka 'The Wedding Cake') amazing blue sky too!

The girls and me with the Arch of Constantine behind us...the cheeky bugger stole parts off other peoples arches to make his own !!! 

 Gorgeous view from the Palatine Hill of the Colosseum and mountains in the distance

 Truly respecting the age of the Forum by standing on some bits of old stone!!
 Walking up the Palatine Hill

 Obligatory Colosseum picture

 Inside the Colosseum- its even bigger than you think it is going to be, words can't describe it!

 Our well deserved cheeky lunch that day aka CARBOCIDE... bruschetta, chips and the most amazing spaghetti carbonara ever, I've never tasted anything so good
The girls and I at dinner that evening in our favourite Pizzeria which was just around the corner from our hotel, you could tell it was a bit of a hidden gem as the prices were really reasonable AND locals were eating in there.

So there you have it! My little adventure to Rome summarised in 2 posts- I hope you've enjoyed them. We had such a laugh exploring the Eternal City...we must have looked like serious nerds getting so excited by the ruins but we didn't care. Plus getting into the Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum for free were definite bonuses- perks of the degree.

 I love seeing people's travel posts of where they have been and if you are thinking about going to Rome- DO IT! I can't believe I got to almost 21 without even going...I'll definitely be returning