This past weekend the boyfriend and I took a quick trip to Rome. The amazing thing about living in Europe is that you can take a weekend trip pretty much anywhere in Europe (our flight was only around 3 hours). We left on Friday and came home on Monday so we had plenty of time to get a feel for the Italian capital. Both of us had never been to Rome and I'd never been anywhere in Italy so it was extra exciting. We enjoyed lots of yummy Italian food, stunning weather, lots of long walks, and an overall nice time.
Rome is kind of rough around the edges with lots of graffiti and may not be the cleanest, but I don't think this takes too much away from the charm of this ancient city. It is a little chaotic too, definitely in comparison to Stockholm which is rather orderly. We had a lot of trouble figuring out the bus/tram/train system as very little information is given. You have to count the stops or just know where you're going by sight because they don't annouce the stops. Very annoying! Caused lots of extra walking when we missed stops or got off too early. p.s. This was the only negative we could find durring our stay, so not too bad.)
We spent the majority of our time exploring the city's many historical sites and buildings, which I think you should always do when visiting a city for the first time. There is definitely so much to see and we of course only scratched the surface but we did visit the Vatican including the Sistine Chapel, Vatican museum, and the St. Peter's Cathedral, The Spanish Steps, The Trevi Fountain (which was under construction), the Roman Forum, and the Colosseum.
Isn't my boyfriend so dreamy? hehe. We are actually celebrating our 6th anniversary of being together today! 6 amazing years! He makes me so happy.
Overall I really liked Rome even though it's completely different from Stockholm and I'm so glad that we had a great time. This small taste of Italy really made me crave more, and I can't wait to visit even more cities throughout the country. Have you been to Rome? What did you think?