September 28th, 2007 – by: c4life2004
Crests on the arch
Although I have already been to Rome twice, my return trip
was still an experience. We went to see the Forum, the Pantheon, the Coliseum,
the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Vatican, and the Vatican Museum.
This trip was organized by the school and included a horrendously long bus ride
down there and a night in, you guessed it, a Holiday Inn. Walking Rome was
nice, the city is pretty big but easy to get around with the metro and all.
However, our hotel was a 15 min. bus ride form the last stop on the longest
metro link. So to say the least we were not able to go out and enjoy the city
at night. And after paying 9 euro at the hotel bar for one drink we were all
pretty bummed out.
Aside from this location error, our guided tour at the
Vatican Museum was the biggest waste of time that I have had in Italy so far.
He spent way too long on stuff that was not very interesting. This prompted a
few of us to go off on our own and enjoy the exhibits on our own time. This
gave me the opportunity to see a few other exhibits that I was not able to see
three years ago. My personal favorite was the mini-mosaic museum. This was a
collection of mosaics that had on average 45 pieces in one square centimeter.
They were pretty impressive and had a lot of detail like the picture of the coliseum.
We had lunch in an ancient part of the city called Trastevere, which was a
network of small alley ways that were near the Castello. It was nice but the
food was a little over priced. Other than this, the trip was not very eventful.