I loved Rome, and it was the only city we visited where I thought that I could actually live for longer than 6 months. We stayed at the Hotel Mascagni near the Piazza Republicca, and it was very helpful to be near a Metro stop. Getting around the city was easy and cheap, and there was so much to see and do. We booked Friday night tickets to visit the Vatical museum ( offered a couple of times per month), which ended up being a great plan that freed up our Saturday afternoon for a tour of the Colosseum and an Eating Italy food tour. We browsed the massive Porto Portese market on Sunday morning, and it made me wish that I lived in a city where you can buy antiques from a street vendor. On our last day, we ventured outside the city to the ancient Appian Way, and wished that Texas was as gorgeous as the Italian countryside.
All in all, we had an amazing trip, and I'm so grateful that we got to experience it while we are young enough to enjoy it! I was glad to come home to the land of free ice water and sound proof walls, but a part of me will always miss le dolce vita.
I'll return to normal posting next week - have a nice weekend!