As soon as we arrived to Rome we started our adventures. First stop = The Trevi Fountain, and one cannot visit it without throwing in a coin. It was very pretty to see at night! It was all lit up, and we didn't have to see it when it was pouring down rain. Our plan worked out great!
After finding our hotel and getting a good night's rest, we started our Saturday morning at the Sistine Chapel. This turned out to be good because we only had to wait in line for about 30 minutes. When we left, the line was much longer. The chapel was filled with many paintings, and patch work from where some places are starting to crack. It was interesting, and nice to be able to say I actually saw some of the paintings in real life (you know, the one's we learned about in school). Although, our adventures did not stop there.
After a little trouble maneuvering the transportation system, we finally arrived at our next stop, the Spanish Steps. Unfortunately, they were under construction, so we didn't get that "pretty picture" with them.
But... I did get a pretty picture of the little fountain right in front of it! (See picture below)
Next stop... Pantheon. I hadn't really realized what this was before, but the building itself was cool to see!
Next, my FAVORITE!!! The Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre!! I could have spent the whole day here. It was so pretty, and so cool to see. Unfortunately there was construction everywhere, but to sit there and imagine what all went on in that theatre was fascinating. Nothing else beat this stop!
After a long day, we ate some fabulous Italian food (SO GOOD!!!) and went back to the hotel for the night.
The next morning, we woke up hoping to see a little more of Rome, and as a bonus we took a horse drawn carriage! It was beautiful and so much fun! It was a wonderful ending to our trip! The guide stopped to let us take pictures, he let us get out whenever we wanted, and pointing out areas that I never would have known about on my own.
It was fun while it lasted!!