This is a continuation of our vacation pics from our cruise that we went on about a month ago. Just in case you missed them, here are my cruise tidbits:
- Venice, Italy
- Split, Croatia for some ocean kayaking
- Corfu, Greece for some beach fun and exhibitionism
- Santorini, Greece for volcano hiking, breathtaking sunsets and the best Greek salad that I have ever had in my life
- Mykonos, Greece for beautiful white buildings similar to a movie set
- Iraklion, Crete for some city life
- Relaxing on our Day at Sea
When we got back to Venice from our cruise, we chose to catch a flight to Rome and spend a few days there including a day trip to Pompeii. It was absolutely amazing. Obviously, one of the first places that we hit up was the colosseum!
A tour group approached us right outside of the colosseum, and asked if we spoke English, and we said yes. Then, they offered us a tour package that included the colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was for a good price, and we got to bypass the 2 1/2 hour wait in line and walk right into the colosseum. Our tour guide was very informative and actually interested in the history. That always makes things more exciting, doesn’t it?
After a bunch of touring, we set off for lunch. I have to say that although I love all of the historical monuments and just the rich history that you feel the second you walk into the city, it is DIRTY! Graffiti is everywhere. I mean EVERYWHERE. The subways are disgusting. Maybe I’m not a city girl? You see that white jacket that I am wearing above? Yeah, the back of it was beige by the time we went home. Gross!
There was a lot of making out though. We did feel the love in the city. Too bad I was afraid of catching some STD on the metro. That kinda killed the mood for me…
We finally found lunch…
And wine. I love how you can find a bottle wine easier than a bottle of water in Europe. Is that a bad thing?
A bunch of food THAT looked amazing THAT had gluten in it THAT I couldn’t eat. Blah.
More food that I couldn’t eat. It looked really good though.
Off to Vatican City…
St. Peter’s Basilica… They say that if you spent one minute looking at every artifact, it would take you 12 years to view it all!
Here was part of a mass that started while we were in there:
We wanted to go up in that…
So, we did.
Then, back down 500+ stairs we had to walk to get to the bottom!
These were the faces of people happy to find a bathroom halfway down from the top. That is, until we found the toilet…
Actually, it kinda reminded me of our trip to Morocco, but this one did not stink as badly.
Thirsty? Just take a sip from all of the completely drinkable fountains that are all over the city.
Do you remember that diamond commercial where the guy proposes to his girlfriend on the Spanish Steps, and her family is there watching? And it is totally romantic and you want to cry? I hate to burst your bubble, but these are the Spanish Steps. NOT SO romantic now, is it?
Steve, of course, got excited when he saw this. Romantic, isn’t it? Just kidding. Well, it was for him, okay?
The Pantheon, getting a face-lift…
And we had a little happy hour in front of it. 😉
I may or may not have been a little tipsy already while making this video. Don’t judge!
Have you ever been to Rome? If you have, what was your favorite thing to see or eat (or drink, hehe)? If you haven’t been, what would you want to see there?