One of the most exciting things travel-wise that we had planned while Mr.’s side of the family was visiting was a trip to Rome! We started off on that leg of the journey last Thursday! Unfortunately we had a very early flight. Combined with getting back late from Rothenburg Ob de Tauber we really didn’t get a whole lot of sleep and were simply exhausted by the time we got to Rome.
After we arrived in Rome we had to take a bus and then the metro to get to the apartment we were staying at! It was quite an adventure, but it ended up not really being that big of a deal! For our group of 8 we only spend about 20 euro between bus and metro, but when we took a taxi ride that was similar in distance at the end of our trip is was triple that! Anyways! I booked us an apartment that was away from the tourist stuff in Rome. I am so glad I did! Rome is a VERY busy, crowded city. It was nice to be in a less-busy area. We had a grocery story, gelato shop, laundry mat, and ATM all on our block. As well, the Metro stop was just at the end of our block! It was a great location!
Once we got settled into our apartment we all opted to take a nap. When in Rome… right? We didn’t wake up until after 5p! No joke. I was a little bummed because I figured we had wasted away too much of a day, but it turns out that night-life in Rome is where it is at! So much cooler… and everything stays open SO late. A lot of restaurants didn’t even open for dinner service until 6pm! Since it was already getting into the evening, we were hungry, and the girls were slightly cranky we opted for Hard Rock Cafe our first night for dinner. Andy and I have started collecting glasses as we travel different places and so it was fun to be able to add Rome to our collection.
After dinner (and actually a little before) we walked around and did some sight seeing! I think Rome at night was my favorite. Italy is definitely not as clean as Germany (I guess we’ve been spoiled!) and so having dim lighting definitely added to Rome’s appeal for me.
And that was our first day (really evening if you count when we were actually exploring) in Rome! If you want to see more pictures of our exploring you can view the full albums HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.