I can't even begin to explain how much I loved Rome. We were only there for a couple days, but I didn't want to leave...maybe ever. I think Rome is one of those cities that you could walk around for years and still discover new things every day. Although nothing in Rome seems all that "new," the city is made up of tiny streets and winding alleyways where it's so easy to lose yourself (and your husband, if he's not close) and discover something ancient and magical. Every block seemed to have another gorgeous old church that I was dying to explore. Every alleyway was filled with museums and shops and restaurants that didn't show up on any map we had. Every corner we rounded we were pulled deeper into the heart of a city that stole mine.
We didn't really have a plan or destination as we walked around Rome, just a general desire to get absorbed into the city and see what we could find. I think we did a pretty good job of showing ourselves around. Or maybe Rome just did a pretty good job of showing us her beauty.
We saw at least 6 million churches.
Tons of gorgeous statues.
And don't forget the Bernini fountains.
With Trevi being the most famous.
The Mausoleum of Hadrian (aka the Castel Sant'Angelo).
Remember this from Angels & Demons?
The Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II
The Pantheon, of course.
Is this amazing or what?
We made another trip here to get some photos at night.
The Spanish Steps.
Which we didn't even attempt to get close to because I would have had a claustrophobic panic attack.
Instead we hiked up to a lookout point in Villa Borghese and watched the sun set in the park on our last night in Rome.
I'm already dreaming of the day I can go back.
Until we meet again.