My second week in Italy I traveled to Rome with a few of my friends. During this weekend, we walked twenty miles total – I was very sore the following week. Rome being the capital of Italy was evident through the crowded streets, larger poverty rate, and the distance it took to travel to various destinations. When we did get to the destinations, it was surreal because of how beautiful and detailed the attractions were.
The Spanish Steps was the first spot we visited as when we arrived Friday, we were planning on exploring the area close to where we were staying. We also wanted to get back to our Airbnb early because we had to wake up at 4:30 the next morning. This is because we had early access to the Vatican and ate breakfast at a seating on Vatican grounds. Before we arrived to our group tour meeting spot, we decided to walk to the Trevi Fountain when no one would be there. It was absolutely beautiful.
After our eight hour tour of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica (which I happily cried at), we explored various piazzas and shops. The gelato we had in Rome is rated the second best gelato in Italy. I can happily say it lived up to the rating. I tried the honey gelato, which I had never seen at any gelato place ever, and it was my favorite flavor. I dream about this honey gelato. On Sunday, we had a guided tour for the Colosseum which was just as impressive as the Vatican. Rome was spectacular.