Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Europe 2016--Days 1 & 2 Rome

Michele, Samantha, and I have been planning a trip to Europe for years as a graduation trip for after I got my bachelor's degree...I can't believe that it was finally here!
This was our view when we were landing in Rome...Our first look at the Mediterranean.

We had a huge plane and good seats.

This was the view from our Balcony in Rome...gorgeous!  We got to Rome in the morning so we stopped off at the hotel and off we went!

So much gorgeous architecture here.  We bought tickets on a hop on hop off bus and it worked really great.

I was seriously excited to see the Colosseum, I took a ton of pictures. 

This was at the Roman Forum, it was astounding to see these buildings that are thousands of years old.

It was seriously so hot walking around here.  We couldn't drink enough no matter how hard we tried.

I loved this building

This was where they had chariot races and other games.

We went inside the Colosseum after the Forum.  It was really exciting for me.

We decided to eat lunch across from the Colosseum.  We had the most amazing pesto lasagna here. 

This building was another one of my favorites.  The Piazza Venezia...it was HUGE.

Trevi fountain!

I made a wish!

The Spanish steps were closed for renovations...boo!

The next morning Samantha and I went out by ourselves because Michele got really sick.  We think she might have had a heat stroke.  I took more pictures of the amazing Colosseum.

The Tiber river...so pretty!  You can see St. Peter's Basilica in the background.

A better view of the Basilica.

Luckily Samantha and I had skip the line passes to get inside the Vatican.

Every single thing inside the Vatican was amazing...except the crowds of people.

This was at the end as we were leaving...I fell down the stairs.

We took the train after the Vatican to Civitavecchia where our boat port was. I tried to get a panoramic view of our ship but it was too big.

So this internet picture will have to do.  The Harmony of the Seas was just finished in May of this year and is the largest cruise ship in the world.  It was beyond words how amazing the boat was!

Inside on the promenade.

Looking over half of the ship.  You can see the Central Park area down below as well as the amazing water slides!

We had a lovely balcony room...this was our view as we left the port in Rome.


McCall said...

I loved Rome!!
And that ship...WOW!!!