To make it easier for readers, I am going to break down the trip into 3 parts. We visited 2 cities in Italy. Rome and Florence so I'll blog on both of them. The last blog will be on the food we had...it was all sooooo yummy!
Just a little background. I have been to Italy before with my sister in 2007 and had visited the sites but it was much more fun visiting with J. We left on Tuesday afternoon and arrived Rome on Wednesday morning.
I speak a tiney tiny bit of Italian thanks to the conversational Italian CDs I got a few years back. I decided to brush up a bit on my Italian before we left and it sure did come in handy when it came for asking for directions.
We took the bus from the airport to Termini station which is one of the central stations in Rome. From there, we walked to our hotel. The directions on the hotel's website were not very helpful but thankfully, we found the hotel within 20-minutes. The weather was also somewhat hot but I think because I have a "bun in the oven" so to speak, anywhere without an A/C is considered HOT!
Oh did I mention we got a traveling gnome named Albie? Short for Albert. Well, be on the lookout for Albie. J carried him EVERYWHERE in his backpack!
Without further ado, here are some pictures from our trip. I'll try to give a brief description of what you're looking at.
Day 1 - Spanish steps, Fontana Trevi, the Temple Opposite, Piazza Navona & Palazzo delle esposizioni!
After all was said and done, we found a place to eat at Piazza Navona. There's my handsome hubby! He did a great job carrying both our luggage all day long AND making sure I stayed hydrated. Love you babes!
Until next week...Arrivederci!