I’ve just got back from a lovely layover in the beautiful city of Rome. We arrived early afternoon, and once we’d checked in we arranged to get the free shuttle bus from our hotel into the city.
We split up into groups (I think pretty much all of the crew took the bus into town!) and the three of us made our way to the colosseum. We stopped on the way to take plenty of pictures, this building is the parliament building of Rome.
As we walked up to the colosseum we spotted lots of ruins, however we decided to leave the exploring for next time. We would have liked to see the inside of the colosseum, but with the wait being far too long we decided to focus on the more important things of Italy…finding ice cream! Luckily that wasn’t too hard and our next pit stop was for some delicious creamy Italian gelato!We then wandered down to the Trevi Fountain….however, there will be no photos on here because it was completely under construction! We were very disappointed, every part of it was covered in scaffolding and there was no water anywhere to be seen. Apparently it’s going to take another 2 years to be finished! 🙁
After our disappointment at the Trevi fountain, we wandered over to the Spanish Steps. Being August it was inevitably very busy, so we climbed to the top of the steps and sat roasting in the heat for a while! Soon enough our tummies were rumbling and we decided to cross over the river to find a restaurant in the slightly less touristy area to have some dinner. We found a lovely little restaurant in the middle of a square, and ordered the 3 p’s: pizza, pasta and prosecco! (We also had gnocchi, but that doesn’t quite fit in, haha!)After dinner we stopped off for a final ice cream (if I’d known it was going to be 5 Euros for one scoop I probably would’t have been so quick to buy!) before getting the bus back to the hotel.
All in all a very enjoyable layover in the capital of Italy!