Days 3 + 4: Veni•Vedi•Vici•
Our first day in Rome, after the defeating day prior, we made sure to book a tour of The Colosseum, The Forum, and The Pantheon. Throughout the day, we (mostly Elyse, the repeater of ideas/stories) kept expressing how happy we were that we booked an early morning tour because it got really hot in the afternoon. We were back at our Airbnb by midday and were able to enjoy a nice nap/siesta, like true Italians do. 🤗
The Arch of Constantine, where we met our tour group early in the morning ^
The Colosseum (obviously) ^
We feel the above photos don’t really do the ruins justice, but you’ll have to take our word when we say it really was a surreal experience to see the history preserved here from roughly 2,000 years ago.
In this area are the burial grounds of Julius Caesar and a bunch of other old ruins 🤷🏼♀️
Here, we learned that the opening at the top of the building acts as a sundial.
Some important building ^, I’m sure, but I don’t know what it’s all about. It was a close second to being the most intriguing part of the tour for me (Elyse), though. 🤓
We passed the Trevi Fountain ^ after completing the tour, so we were by ourselves, and we almost walked right by it not knowing what it was (lol). 😂
We ended the day with a delicious dinner at a restaurant just down the road from Airbnb ^
On day two in Rome, we took a tour of The Vatican, The Sistine Chapel, and The Basilica. It was again an early morning tour, which we were happy about. 😁 Marsh knows a lot more about Christianity and Bible stuff, so on this tour, I was bit bored, but he filled me in as we went along.
St. Peter’s Dome ^
I don’t remember the significance of this painted hallway, but it was the coolest part of the tour.
The Basilica, where my knees needed to be covered by a scarf ^
Basically, a bunch of white dudes solidified in statues ^
Just bein’ tourists ^
The Vatican City ^