As I teenager I developed a hankering to visit those exciting cities whose names I saw emblazoned on carry bags from fancy fashion stores: London, Paris, New York, and Rome.
We visited Vatican City while on a cruise a couple of years ago and I was disappointed that we didn’t have time to see anything of Rome itself. So, en route from France to Malta last year – needing to change planes in Rome anyway – we added a stopover to tick that last city off my teenage bucket list. (We booked for 3 nights but we missed our flight so sadly had one precious night less in Rome).
Two nights are not enough time to see “everything” anywhere, let alone Rome – although let’s face it, we can live in a city for 20 years and fail to see it all – but we certainly gave it our best shot.
From the small unexpected vistas…
… to the big tourist drawcards…
… there is something amazing to see around every corner in Rome.
But our underground tour of the Colosseum was definitely a highlight for us.
So with that particular bucket list “done” am I satisfied? Absolutely not!
There’s a big wide world out there and I want to see as much of it as I possibly can.