Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Italy Adventure- Ciao Roma!

I realized I haven't shared our last three days in Italy! I can't believe we've been home for over three weeks now. It's true what they say about getting the travel bug. Before we even left, we were planning our next trip to Italy (insert monkey hiding its eyes emoji).

Day 8 

We decided to take the fast train out of Florence to get to Rome rather than drive. We dropped the car off and headed to the train station. When we arrived in Rome, we took a taxi to the apartment. Our apartment was in a FABULOUS location, right next to the Pantheon and close to shopping and restaurants.

Our apartment building 

Our apartment building was just to the right of the Pantheon... amazing view and location!

We got to the apartment, unloaded and settled a little before getting ready to go to the Vatican...

Inside St. Peter's Basilica

We went back to the apartment to change and then ventured out again for the evening. We walked to the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps (they were closed for renovation).

Finished the evening off with pasta and wine! We walked back to the Trevi Fountain to see it at night too!

Day 9

We stopped at the cutest cafe for a fresh croissant.. yum! 

We then took a taxi to tour the Colosseum..

We also toured Palestine Hill or known as Old Rome

We returned to the apartment after our tour and went shopping for the rest of our souvenirs we wanted to get. 

We went back to the apartment to pack and get ready for dinner.

Views from our apartment at sunset... overlooking the square. It was truly picturesque.

And then.. we had our last dinner in Italy! 

Day 10

Our trip home was very uneventful.. until we got to Chicago. We boarded the plane on time and then were delayed for an hour on the tarmac due to weather. We finally deplaned and were told our flight was cancelled. We tried to get on another flight through a different airline but it didn't leave until 10:40. And then it got delayed until 1AM. And then it was cancelled. After some begging, we ended up on a last minute flight to DSM and got in around 11:30. It was so good to be home! 

Ciao Italy! We will see you again someday! 

A wonderful sight to see after a long day of traveling...

We are extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to go to Italy and spend time with the entire family. It was an amazing trip that I will always remember. 

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