Friday, 17 June 2016

So Long

It is so long since I have put anything on here, it is not for having nothing to put but just that I couldn't think how to put it.  Does that make sense?                                            

During the Easter holidays we went as a family to Rome and had a brilliant time.  We packed so much into the small amount of time we had there.  We stayed in a airbnb apartment 10 minutes walk from the Colosseum and was perfect for our stay.  It had everything we needed and the owner met us there and gave us a few pointers to make our stay the best. 

On our first day, we had a guided walking tour of the Colosseum and the Forum.  This tour was 3 hours and a little bit long for J.  But after some much needed sustenance we felt much better and also went and looked at the Pantheon.  We also managed to squeeze in a little bit of traditional food while there - pizza and pasta.

Day 2 saw us visiting St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican City.  We spent a lot of time looking up at ceilings or looking at mosaic floors.

We seemed  to walk for miles but we did also use the metro as well which J enjoyed.  After spending most of our second day at the Vatican city we were all starting to flag and headed back to the apartment to make yet more pasta .

Evenings were spent either sitting on the balcony drinking wine, beer or juice, running along the balcony (J - five floors up was a little worrying) .  One last visit we did was to see the Colesseum lit up in the dark.  J was very happy to be allowed to stay up late but was a little grumpy and tired the next day as we had to be up very early to catch our flight back to the UK.

What a memorable trip.  There is so much to see and take in that maybe another trip in the future is required. 

(This is only a small amount of the photographs that were taken, I think in the end I took nearly 200 and A took nearly 1000! So may memories made that we still talk about it now.  For ease and to try and avoid too many queues we booked tours and tickets before we left the UK)

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