Sunday, 13 April 2014

Roma, Italia in a Weekend...



We had a great time in Rome. The city is amazing and every where you turn, you have an awe moment. Every time you look up, there is something that will take your breath away. The whole city is one big outdoor museum. It's a divine place. We loved it. Isaac did really well and I asked him what his favourite part of the trip was and of course, he said "Ice Cream." We ate a lot of Gelato. Too much & ate way too much pizza...aaahhh the pizza....so good!  I'm breaking the pictures up in to days because I took so many! 




Day 1: April 4, 2014

The Santa Maria Basilica Church. It is huge on the inside and in the Top 10 Sights to See. We were lucky in that it was right around the corner from our Hotel. Another donation only church. A truly magnificent church. 

The Roma Metro was awesome! I would definitely recommend traveling by the Metro to all of the tourist attractions. It's only 6 Euros per person for all day. 

There literally is a McDonalds on every street corner!! 

The cafe's were amazing. 

One of the Piazza's. 

Another Piazza

I just thought this was a great shot. Scooters are everywhere are so are crosses!

A school trip to Trevi Fountain.

The Trevi Fountain. It was gorgeous. Isaac's other favourite thing besides "ice cream" was "throwing money in the water." We made a lot of wishes and threw a lot of money. Good fun!

Trevi Fountain and our selfie.

My lovely husband and some photobombers! 

Poste.

The Spanish Steps and the Prayer Warriors.

Spanish Steps.

Stopping for some Gelato.

Chocolate.

The Spanish Steps.

Our Open Bus Tour in the evening. It was definitely a great way to see the city and to enjoy the lovely weather.

The Colosseum. It was amazing. It was huge and the history was fascinating. We saw this on the open bus tour but went back on Day 3 to feel it up close. 

I might turn this one in to a postcard. :) The one thing I can say of my advice is to arrange a tour ahead of time or in the city (at a tour company). The lines to get in to the colosseum were hours long, hours. The tour lets you skip the line and go straight in. It's worth the 25 Euro's. Especially with a 3 year old! 

The Colosseum.


Day 2: April 5, 2014:

I thought this captured some of the feel of Rome and the colours. 

On our way to The Vatican.

Within the walls of The Vatican.

Trying to capture the enormity of the line to get in. It stretched for miles. 

The glory of The Vatican.

Isaac & The Vatican. 

One word. Weird.

We went to The Vatican and got a Peppa Pig. Can you believe it? Right outside the Vatican was a Peppa Pig store?!? What?!? 

A bit of Roma. Loved the trams. 

The Piazza.

The Rome skyline from The Burghese Gardens. 

Aren't these everywhere?!? Isaac in his element in Rome. :)

Isaac made some Italian friends.

This was probably my favourite part of the trip. These bikes in the Burghese Gardens. I don't think I have laughed that hard in ages! Such fun! 

The Burghese Gardens. 

Hahahahah. The bikes...

Some down time with Peppa.

The entrance to St. Maria Basilica. 

Inside St. Maria Basilica. 

St. Maria's. 

A bit of Rome. 

The view from our hotel. 

Another view from our hotel. You can see St. Maria Basilica Church on the left (the dark coloured brick building.

Day 3: April 6, 2014:

I just thought this was super cool. 

I tried to capture the detail on the building here. 

The Roman Forum.

I just loved this shot. The red colour & the question as to if they knew each other or not. :)

To show the Forum and what it looked like. 

Roman Forum.

The Roman Forum. 

Ceasar. 

Gotta love street break dancers! 

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A church from Atlanta, GA was performing at a church. Small world. :)

It's one way to get around the city!


Day 4 April 7, 2014:

The fountains...the best water you have ever tasted. Isaac enjoyed these!! 

Entrance to the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel. 

The Museum. 

The Museum. 

The Museum. These were the only pictures I was able to take. Cameras are not allowed in the Sistine Chapel. And they are serious about it!! 

The front of our Hotel. 

And one last Gelato Caramel before we flew home!!