Sunday, February 26, 2012

Roma take two!

I spent the past 3 days in Roma, Italia. I've been to Rome before in December 2008 for a quick trip. Rome was exactly what I remembered it to be.. gorgeous and very big. Very big compared to Florence at least.

Our program API sponsored this weekend trip, and the hotel they booked for us was so nice! It was located right next to the Ponte Sisto, which is one of the bridges that cross the Tiber river.

We spent Friday touring the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and many piazzas.

I threw in 2 coins into the Trevi Fountain, hoping to get engaged in the future. Lol. 1 coin means that you'll return to Rome, 2 means you'll be engaged, 3..married...4..divorced.

We also saw the Pantheon! Inside, you can see the hole in the ceiling, which lets light in.

On Saturday, we went to the Castel San'Angelo and climbed our way to the top!
"Castel San'Angelo was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum."

Halfway to the top!

We went to St. Peter's Basilica afterwards. It is the most beautiful church I have ever seen! This was my favorite part of the trip.

Sunday we took an hour bus tour through the city and also visited the Colosseum. We got to see the inside which was amazing! Although the seats have been taken out, I was able to see the "underground" area and learn about the history. A lot of the colosseum has been restored today.

I am so exhausted. We walked everywhere and got such an intense workout from it. My legs have never been so sore. It's so good to be back in Florence!

I posted up more pictures on Facebook, so feel free to take a look at them! :)

1 comment:

  1. I love all of the pictures Mina! It all sounds so fun! Love you, miss you! xoxo