Wayward Lovers

[wey-werd] turning or changing irregularly; irregular: a wayward breeze.

Rome, if you want to

OMG! Rome! I’m not even sure what to say. Rome is amazing. Of course Rome is amazing, it has everything. There is the Vatican full of countless treasures and history, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, the mother*uckin Pantheon, buttloads of fancy fountains, and so so many more things. We spent five days there and we only saw a handful of all the amazing things Rome has to offer.

As for the things we were able to visit I took an obscene amount of photos of everything. It’s just so pretty.

Day 1: We arrived on a train from Naples. After finding our home we took a stroll around to get our bearings. Our place was near the Vatican, so we started there.

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Check out this beauty! As someone who was raised Catholic and went through the Catholic schooling system, I was pretty thrilled to see this place, this icon with all its power, meaning, and all the fantastic lore. Although I am no longer Catholic or religious in any way, I still remember the stories of St. Peter and all the symbols around the Cathedral.

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So many tourists!

After wondering through some of the Vatican we made our way to the river. It has cool bridges with cool sculptures.

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Day 2: We woke early-ish and made our way to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

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We quickly discover the Rome marathon is happening that day and ends at the Colosseum! It was pretty crazy outside with all the runners and setup for the marathon so we tucked into the Roman Forum and the Palatino area (on the right of the photo below). It’s a paid entrance area, so a little quieter than the streets.

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After a mind blowing time around the incredible Roman ruins we took the party down to some fountains. Srsly so many ruins!

 

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and of course supper! John had some grilled squids (extra tentacles) and we both ate a pile of pasta.

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On our way to gelato we ran into the PANTHEON. whaaaaat!

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We looked at some other fountains… less famous dumb ugly fountains. JK they’re all purdy.

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Ending the day with gelato gelato gelato! Italian men kept trying to sell me blankets while I sat outside eating gelato, but I refused every one. I was too excited for gelato to accept warmth. Milk and eggs bitch.

Day 3: Dat Colosseum yo!

That’s right, we made it to the inside of that colossal beast.

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I usually calm my face down for photos, but I cannot be contained!

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I saw someone climbing on one of those roof things *cringe*. idiots.

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Emperor Brittney decides your fate.

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Since, I took a lot of pictures and I want to share them all, I’m doing another two parter blog post for Rome. In my next post you can look forward to pictures of food and our Vatican museum visit!

to be continued…

~B~