Our short visit to Rome started looking even shorter than planned, thanks to the crazy and chaotic Rome Airport. Long lines for immigration, baggage piling up on the conveyor belt.
And then jumping into a taxi, I thought our visit might land us in the Rome Hospital, as the driver clocked up a top speed (that I observed) of 148kph. I was about to put my Google Translate app into good use.
Once we had settled into our hotel, we started exploring. We had been to Rome 12 years ago and had already seen the sights but who could resist the Trevi Fountain. Being summer it was just us and a few of our closest friends.
We trekked to the Spanish Steps, only to find them closed. And we checked out the Panthenon and some of the sites near our hotel.
As as the day drew to a close, we ventured to the rooftop bar at our hotel to see the sun set across the terracotta tiles of Rome.
On Wednesday morning, we hit the Colleseum. 12 years since our last visit, they still haven’t finished it.
In the afternoon, more walking and more sights, with gelato and pizza stops and a visit to the Vatican.
Tonight, it’s a catch up with friends before venturing to Positano tomorrow.