Over Spring Break I was fortunate enough to be able to visit Rome with one of my best friends. (Check her out here!) Traveling is one of my favorite activities, and I was so excited to visit Rome because it was at the top of my bucket list! I may have several posts about Rome because I had such an amazing time in the city….so be prepared!
I want to start off talking about my favorite memories from Rome. When you return from a trip, the first question everyone asks is “what was your favorite thing you did?” This particular question is one I really hate to answer. In fact, I tried to come up with my answer before I even made it home, just to avoid those awkward moments where I pause and can’t think of anything to say. When I was asked this question, I found myself answering with some of my favorite moments from the trip instead of just a site I saw or an activity in which I participated. I think talking about my favorite memories makes for an easier and more entertaining answer than the average “oh I really loved the Vatican” response.
I’ve had a lot of time to think about this trip, so here’s my list of favorite moments:
Castel Sant’Angelo- The sky was so blue, and when I made it to the top, the view from Rome took my breath away.
Cannoli- I never knew I had such a love for cannoli, but now all I can think about is eating more cannoli. I especially like the shells that are coated in Chocolate! (Note that I never got a picture of cannoli before I started to eat it.)
Roman Forum- I am a bit of a history nerd/ political science enthusiast, so visiting the Roman Forum and seeing where every day Roman life took place so long ago was definitely a highlight of my trip. Taylor and I walked up Palatine Hill, and while it was exhausting, it provided a great view of the Forum. I also remember being really thirsty by this point in our day. I guess that’s what a lot of walking will do to you!
Il Papa- While in Rome, Taylor and I saw the Pope and ended up being only about 15 feet away from him! This was one of those days where timing really worked out well for us!
St. Peter’s Basilica- Nothing prepares you for the beauty of St. Peter’s Basilica. I think what blew me away was the height of the ceilings. It seems like the Basilica is endless. Words cannot describe it; therefore, I hope that those of you reading this will someday make it to Rome to see for yourself.
Until next time!