Places I've Been

A Weekend in Rome

November 17, 2016
Rome

So we’ve been back for two weeks and I’ve yet to write anything about Rome. The reason is that I’ve been sick and busy with other things, but now I finally have the time to write a little bit about the Italian capital. First things first: I absolutely loved Rome. I fell completely in love with it and can’t wait to go back. In my opinion, Rome has everything that a big city should have: history, culture, friendly people, nice bars, excellent food, great shopping… I could go on forever, but in short: I love Rome!

We started off with a delayed flight from Copenhagen. When we finally got to board the plane,  I was tired as hell and just wanted to read a book in peace and quiet. However, a group of really annoying Swedes, who boarded the plane very drunk and continued the bender on board, thought otherwise. Sigh! We arrived late in Rome, but luckily I had arranged for a private driver to come and pick us up at the airport. Tired and excited to see more of Rome, we went to the hotel for a good night’s sleep. We stayed just within the walls in a small hotel/B&B called Augustana House, which I definitely recommend due to its proximity to both the center of Rome and the Vatican.

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The next day we had a lovely pizza, saw the Spanish Steps, Fontana di Trevi, and the Pantheon. Of course, we also enjoyed the sunny weather. It was 22 degrees Celsius, as opposed to Denmark’s 6-7 degrees C at the time. It was heaven for two people already sick of the gray, rainy, Copenhagen fall. We enjoyed walking around in our spring jackets and sunglasses even though it was late October. Oh, how I needed that sun! Visiting Rome in fall was a very good idea. During the summer months, I hear it is absolutely packed with tourists and extremely hot – not my favorite combination. When I do go back, it will definitely be in fall or very early spring. Anyhow, we visited the Vatican on Saturday and the Colosseum on Sunday, before we flew back Monday morning.

I’ll write more and show some more pictures in the coming days, so stay tuned!

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