Italy Trip: Roma

We're off to Rome to begin our five year anniversary celebration!
After arriving in Rome and making our way to Hotel Giulio Cesare, our hotel, we freshened up from our flight.
At the Vatican, getting ready to enter through the museum's entrance with our tour guide.
It was surreal to be standing on the land where Christians first experienced freedom from oppression and instead could practice their faith freely.
In the Vatican Museums
School of Athens
(at least part of it because the room was pretty full)
St. Peter's Basilica
La Pieta
(It was so beautiful and detailed. The fabric looked like it could really blow in the wind.)
After getting a good nights sleep, we woke to our friends arrival at our hotel in Rome.
After a long trip everyone was starving, so we wandered in the direction of the Vatican where Adam and I had ventured the day before knowing there were choices in that area and thankfully we found a GREAT pizza place and I had my first Italian Cappuccino. (How cute, right?)
We came out of the metro and this is what we saw!
Our tour continued across the street at Palentine Hill, the location for the ancient Roman palace.
Hanging around Palentine Hill
From Palentine Hill we had mapped a walk through Rome passing many of the other famous's your chance to come along...
The Pantheon
We turned another corner...and this was the site.
It was SO much bigger than I expected.
I was expecting a little fountain like this famous one in Belgium.
Making a special wish...
it's a tradition to toss a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder with your back to the fountain and make your wish as you throw it into the Travi Fountain guaranteeing your return to Rome. We shall see.
The end of the least for our jet lagged friends...
The Spanish Steps
We headed back to the hotel, so everyone could get some sleep since they were such troopers all day and we knew what that felt like from the day before.

Since Adam and I were well rested from being in Rome a day earlier, we headed back out for the evening and found a great little cafe to spend the evening catching up on our favorite highlights in the trip so far. We both loved the Vatican the day before and Adam favorite part of day two was the Colosseum, while mine was the Trevi Fountain.

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