Reminiscing about Rome

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…

Beautiful detail

Beautiful detail

Cafe culture

Cafe culture

Fresh water fountain

Fresh water fountain

Ruins of Largo Argentina

Ruins of Largo Argentina

… to the big tourist drawcards…

St Peters Square

St Peters Square

Castel Sant’Angelo

Castel Sant’Angelo

Trevi fountain

Trevi fountain

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Arch of Constantine

Arch of Constantine

… there is something amazing to see around every corner in Rome.

But our underground tour of the Colosseum was definitely a highlight for us.

The Colosseum

The Colosseum

The Colosseum - from below

The Colosseum – from below

The Colosseum - from the top

The Colosseum – from the top

The Colosseum - from inside

The Colosseum – from inside

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.

View from our balcony

View from our balcony

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About frenchfry36

South African by birth, British by right, Australian by oath, French by choice.
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One Response to Reminiscing about Rome

  1. Beautiful photos! Reminds me of my time in Rome… such great memories!
    I blogged about it here: http://classiccosmopolite.wordpress.com/tag/rome/

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