Doing Rome properly
Rome Travel Blog› entry 25 of 51 › view all entries
We woke up at around 8 oclock, had breakfast, and went to actually see the sights of Rome.
We took a tour of the Colleseum which was a little boring but still helpful. We had lunch in a nearby cafe then joined Hannah's tour group at 2 to tour the Palentino. This the former palace where all the Roman emperors lived. Each emperor continued adding onto it until it became a massive massive palace. Now it looks like a dusty park with many trees and ruins, but is still beautiful.
There we saw the hut of Romulus and the casa di Augustus, ancient rooms that the public was not allowed to enter until only 3 months ago.
We took a nap in the shade of some trees and then went to meet up with Hannah for evening tour of the city. We saw the church of the 12 Apostles, the worlds smallest cathedral (built in a walled off alleyway), the Treve Fountain (into which I threw 2 coins -- according to legend, this means I will return to Rome someday and fall in love with an Italian woman!), the Pantheon, and the Four Rivers Fountain.
It was a great tour (we learned a lot of interesting little facts), and we took our picture with Hannah afterwards. She suggested a cheap Italian restaurant for us, and there happened to be 3 other people from tour at the restaurant there also (they were from Australia). We exchanged jokes for most of the night. On the way home, we ran into Mathilde (our Norwegian roommate) who was on a pub crawl. We joined her for a while and then headed home.
After today, we had seen all that we had wanted to see out of Rome and were ready to head to Ancona for some relaxation with the family!