"Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy." ~Bertrand Russell

Rome was one of those places that reminded us just how small our story is in the grand history of the world. We would walk along the streets of the modern city and suddenly face a building thousands of years old. The moment we turned a corner and came face-to-face with the Colosseum was surreal. And life-changing.

Accommodation: Hotel Impero Rome

Adventures: Leonardo Express Train, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, Arch of Constantine, Colosseum, Piazza Navona, Four Rivers Fountain, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Vatican City

Memorable Moments: 1) Touring the Colosseum. 2) Eating pizza.

Takeaways: 1) There are always ways to skip the long lines. 2) When in doubt, follow the crowd. 3) Sometimes you find a toilet that's missing a seat. It's a hygiene thing.

1) Learn some basic Italian words and phrases.
2) Don't miss the Roman Forum, Pantheon, Colosseum, and Trevi Fountain.
3) Don't be intimidated by the metro. It's an easy and inexpensive way to travel around the city.
4) Skip the line to the Colosseum by purchasing your ticket at the Palatine.
5) Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return visit. Read more about it HERE.


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