October 13, 2016

Hello! We're back with day two of our trip to Rome. It felt like an incredibly full day, and it was, we did a lot of sightseeing! We walked about 17,000 steps so as you can probably imagine, we were ready to drop by the end of the day!

We started off the day visiting the Colosseum. It was absolutely breathtaking! The sheer size of it is amazing, you don't quite imagine it to be as big when you see it in photos. It is the largest theatre in the world and it certainly makes you feel very small!

The thought that the Colosseum was built about 2000 years ago is just crazy! We were stood the same place that Romans were all those years ago! 

From the Colosseum we walked over to the Roman Forums which is another absolutely beautiful place! There was also a really good view of the Colosseum from there, especially if you want a picture in front of it without all the crowds.

It was so big, I don't think we saw all of it! But what we did see was incredible! It's a lot more ruined than the Colosseum, it was quite hard to imagine what it would have been like in it's day. But again, the thought of Romans walking around here along the same paths we did is insane.

After all that walking around it was definitely time for lunch and of course an Aperol Spritz! We stopped at a little restaurant a bit farther away from the Colossuem for some delicious Bruschetta! 

After lunch we wandered over to have a look at the Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele. we had already seen it a few times from a distance and thought it was worth a look! We had also seen tiny people peering over the edge right at the top and wanted to get up there ourselves. 

We climbed up to the top of the steps, and there was a lot of steps. The view was already stunning at this point! We then decided to take the lift up to the very top to see the view from up there. 

We would definitely recommend going up to the top! It's free to walk up all of the steps, but to get all the way up to the very top in the lift it's €7, which we think is pretty reasonable to get that amazing panoramic view of the city! It was absolutely stunning! You could see all of the Roman Forums and the Colosseum from up there! If you looked carefully you could actually make out the Trevi fountain and even St Peters Basilica in the very background. There are so many domed roofs of churches, a taxi driver told us that there were over 900 in Rome, which is frankly ridiculous! 

After this we walked back to the hotel, via a delicious ice cream, and collapsed for a while! We stayed close to the hotel for tea and then went to find the Spanish steps!

The Spanish Steps were quite close to the hotel and by some miracle we arrived at the top of the steps! After what felt like millions of steps at the Vittorio earlier this was a blessing for our thigh muscles! We then had a little look around the area, peered with amazement through the Valentino shop windows and made our way back to the hotel to bed!

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We hope you are enjoying reading about our trip to Rome!
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Love, Antonia and Imogen x

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