My trip to Rome was one of the best weeks and trips of my life !
I couldn’t stop looking out at the view from my window. It was so picturesque and pretty serene to say it was in the city. I loved the rooftop gardens that seemed to be everywhere and the bright colors of the buildings.
I really liked this statue on the fountain at Piazza Navona that looks like he can’t quite get his shirt over his head. (I think it’s Bernini but don’t quote me on that)
Ah, yes the oh-so-famous Trevi Fountain was truly STUNNING in person and actually massive. However, I totally wasn’t expecting it to be smack-dab in between tiny streets, but, nevertheless, I still felt like I was living in the Lizzie McGuire movie.
Seeing the Papal Audience was way cool. The amount of people there in awe, no matter what beliefs we all had, was really a special moment. btw papa francesco was ADORABLE.
Some Roman streets
And, of course, the Colosseum. Honestly, it wasn’t as big as I was expecting. It is was still insanely impressive for the time, beautiful, and made you think about how even through so many years we still have and build arenas for enjoyment today. People aren’t so different now as we sometimes think.
This was at Piazza Venezia in front of this hugeee monument known as the “birthday cake of Rome”. We just happened to stumble upon it as we turned a corner and truthfully had no idea of its existence before that lol. I couldn’t believe how big it was; after that, I couldn’t stop seeing it every time I looked at the skyline. The area surrounding it had such pretty architecture.
This is the Laocoon by Michelangelo, one of my favorite sculptures at the Vatican Museums. Just look at the emotion on his face- it’s incredible (and somehow carved out of a ROCK may I remind you, like wow). Renaissance art is amazing and knowing the history from class made me way more interested in it.
This is one of the many bridges in Rome crossing the Tiber. Each one was unique and had different statues and carvings. The river bank was always popping with people and excitement and was one of my favorite places to be.
This was one of the breathtaking views from Villa Borghese, a park. You could see St. Peter’s (and tens of other churches), the “birthday cake”, and other cute buildings. This made me realize how the buildings in Rome are not very tall, but still gorgeous and nothing like any other city I had been to before. Gazing at the view was something I could have done for hours.
Roma has a piece of my heart.
Ciao for now !