When we arrived in Rome at 9am we hit the ground running. We were going to shove everything we possibly could into this day. Let me tell you first off, walking through Rome is like walking through a history book. It was more than I had ever imagined.
We grabbed a slice of pizza at Alice, a small chain of to go pizza. We got our slice wrapped up and started walking towards the metro, which we found suprisingly easy to navigate. P.S. pizza in Italy is quite a bit different than what we have here in the states. Pepporoni pizza was not to be found, at least we didn’t see any. The closest substitute we found was margherita style (tomato sauce and mozzerella).
Our first stop was the piazza di spagna where we saw the spanish steps. Piazza means squares, and piazzas were everywhere. We grabbed a quick sandwich at the Sandwhicheria which was amaaazzinggg. We were hungry, especially after so many hours of travel. We ate our sandwhich filled with proscuitto and mozzerella and headed towards the Trevi Fountain. This fountain was massive, I have never seen a work of art like this. We made sure to throw in our coin too, to ensure of our return to Rome.
We headed to the Pantheon next. The Pantheon is one of the best preserved builidings from ancient Rome. It was originally a pagan temple to the gods of Rome and has since been converted into a church.
After the Pantheon we strolled through the markets of Campo de Fiori. Flowers, vegetables, fruits, oils and vingars — I felt like I was experiencing the true culture of Italy, present day Italy. We then crossed the Tiber river and strolled through the streets of the Trastevere district. We stumbled into one of the oldest churches in Rome.
By this time we were getting quite tired. We told ourselves we would go back to the hotel and take a quick nap. Needless to say we didn’t get up until the next morning.