Rome | Day 2 of Mini Vacay

October 3, 2015

Day 2 of our weekend getaway was in Rome!  We arrived late the night before and struggled to get from the airport to our hotel. As soon as we touched down to Roma I received a text message from a native italian consultant I work with. He said beware of fake taxi drivers! Perfect timing too as we were approached by one at that same moment. We decided to get a train to Rome Termini and from there get a metro (tram) to our Hotel. That did not happen as the stewards were not so helpful. We decided to get an official taxi from there. We went straight to bed and the next day whilst having breakfast at the hotel, we planned our day. We headed to the Colloseum first!





We arrived at noon and the queue was still insanely long. We decided to go for a group tour with Crown Tours (2 for €50). We were introduced to Christian who we thought was our tour guide but it turned out not on this occasion. We waited with him until the rest of the group  arrived and then began our tour. It was very informative and I would definately recommend doing a tour with Crown Tours. 


















At the end of the Colliseum tour we spent some time exploring the colliseum on our own and planned to meet the group later for the tour of the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum... but we lost them. Thankfully we had our trusted Lonely Planet guide book to show us the way!









Vestal of the Virgins.



View from Palatine Hill of the Roman Forum.




The Piazza De Spagna has many designer shops including the famous Valentino. I went in to the Sephora but they did not have any of the sought after products such as Becca, Kat Von D, Tarte so I was not so excited about it. 







We climbed to the top of the spanish steps and enjoyed the view.




I wore what looks like my dads shirt but I actually got it from H&M and though the fit was not flattering it was super comfy for what was a very hot day! Thank you Farzana for lending me you rpumps also! I would have died had I worn my new unbroken-into-pumps. 


And then we were off again to see the Trevi Fountain but to our dissapointment it was under reconstruction! We had some Gelato and made our way back to our hotel and got pizzas on the way. Two 12 inch pizzas for €5!!! Thats the difference between buying food central and buying food in the outskirts. The price for food and drink in the central area is ridiculously expensive. We went to our local super store (Auschan) and stocked up on drinks and snacks! 



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