Disclaimer: I would tag the pics but apart from the coloseum I forget what that all is, but it's in Rome..
Oh Roma? How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways...
It was a whirlwind trip, there was so much to see and yet so little time, but we somehow made it work. Rome is very interesting. I love the way modern buildings are juxtaposed to the historical buildings. There was so much to take in, the little streets with surprises with every corner you turned. Unlike Barcelona, there's an organised chaos about Rome, and a charm to it too. During the hustle and bustle of the day, you loose the feeling of being in a European country, it had such an African feel to it but once the sun goes down, Rome transforms itself and becomes a romantic capital.
My favorite part of the city was the Travestere. It is exactly as you see Rome being depicted in the movies. Little streets with clothes lines hanging from wall to wall, Restaurants with staff that make you feel like you were dining at home, (I still can't get over the pizza, Pasta, Bruschetta...YUM), The lightest white wine I have ever tasted. There are Bars and restaurants, and a lot of university students just hanging about. I also liked that they stayed open til really late, so at 11 p.m. we could walk into a Gelateria and get some gelato. Their proportions are quite big though. They definitly fill the cup, and not go with scoops. I am still struggling with the weight I gained from all that unhealthy eating, but it was so worth it! I'd do it again in a heartbeat!