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Five Days in Rome Get Me Every Time

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Five days was the perfect amount of time in Rome for Mr. GMET and I. We got our fill of art, religion, history and food, of course. I’m saving the latter for another day, it’s a post in itself. For now, a look at our itinerary for five days in Rome.

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Day 1 begins with landing in Rome at 9 am after an overnight flight from the states. It took us a couple hours to navigate the airport, exchange some currency, buy train tickets and find our way to our B&B. Since we were exhausted, we knew that we had to charge forward.

Day 1:  Tour of Castel Sant’Angelo (above) | Stroll through Piazza del Popolo

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Day 2 was a quick trip outside the city to explore some ruins. We picnicked in this theatre before heading back downtown. Once back in Rome, we checked out a few churches before finding another delicious dinner.

Day 2:  Ostia Antica (above) | Scala Sancta | Archbasilica of St. John Lateran

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Day 3 was probably our busiest day in Rome. We hopped from destination to destination taking in the sights and sounds of this wonderful Italian city. We started the day at the Colosseum and worked our way all the way to the Spanish Steps. 

Day 3:  Colosseum (above) | Roman Forum (below) | Palatine Hill | Circus Maximus | Torre Argentina’s Cat Sanctuary | Pantheon | Trevi Fountain | Spanish Steps

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Day 4 was all about the taking in the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica. Let me tell you, the area around St. Peter’s Square is a lot like Time Square—packed full of tourists, street vendors and knockoff handbags. The highlight of the day might have been the Sistine Chapel—but you can’t take photos, so you’ll have to look that one up.

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Day 4:  Vatican Museum (above) | St. Peter’s Basilica (above)

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By our last full day in Rome, we were starting to suffer from a little bit of “tour fatigue.” So, we decided to do less planning, just going with the flow and enjoying the last day of our Roman holiday.

Day 5:  Borghese Gallery (no photos allowed) | Capuchin Crypt (no photos allowed) | Stroll through Trastevere

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That’s the high-level overview of how we spent five glorious days in Rome. We had one overcast day, but the weather cooperated beautifully—70s and sunny, mostly. I’m going to tell you all about the delicious food we ate very shortly, promise. For now, I’ll just think of those sunny, warm days.

 

A Little Rome-ing Gets Me Every Time

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Hello again, world! Have you missed me? I’ve missed you. I just landed after a whirlwind week of five days and five nights in Rome. It was a week filled with perfect weather, perfect sights, perfect food and perfect company. I can’t wait to tell you all about it. And I promise to in the next few days. Just trying to get caught up on the time difference and get all those photos uploaded. You know. Sorry for the lapse in blogging of late. This has been a busier fall than I could have ever imagined.