In addition to Vatican City and The Roman Forum, we of course were guided through the rest of Rome’s most famous landmarks.
1. The Colosseum
Spell it Colosseum. Spell it Coliseum. Call it Colossal after it’s ancient name. Call it whatever you want, but please appreciate its greatness. There’s a reason it’s on every living being’s bucket list, in every movie, on every postcard, in every book of “Places To See Before You Die”, on every unofficial “7 wonders of the world” compilation. If anything surpassed my expectations, it would be this incredible building. I touched every wall I could and tried to take as many pictures from as many different angles as possible to feebly attempt to capture how perfect it was. Unfortunately, the photos cannot do it justice. But they sure can give you an overall idea.
2. Trevi Fountain
The fountain where you toss a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder and wish for love and a return to Italia. I honestly wasn’t aware of how large/popular this fountain was until I walked miles to see it 4 different times in our 3-day excursion. This might have been one of my favorite surprises of the trip because I had no idea how beautiful it was until I saw its extravagance in person.
3. Some other cool places
Capitol Hill, Roman style.
Piazza near the Spanish Steps
The Spanish Steps
And the Italian-American clan, taking in all of the history.