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5/22 – 5/26 Rome, Italy

After a week on the lake, it was time to get back to some big city touring, fueled by €1 espressos. There were no shortages of sites in Rome, where it feels like the top 5 most visited spots in the world are.

We stayed outside an old neighborhood called “Trastevere” which was great to walk around or eat in on our way to and from the day’s activities. After our Italian food “fast” all the way up to Italy, we ate enough pizza and pasta to last us the rest of the trip and more.

Nate’s favorite pizzeria for you future Romers: Ai Marmi

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Our first day we went on a free walking tour to see some of the major sites and get a little historical background in the process. One of our stops was the Pantheon. We don’t really know much about the other sites because free tour means overcrowded tour group with a soft spoken foreign guide. But luckily Adrian remembered this one from art history class.
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Fountain with statues
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Building near Vatican City
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Colosseum selfie! Russell Crowe would be proud!

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Arch of Constantine viewed from the Colosseum
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Roman Forum – lots of cool ruins from the original city where Julius Caeser walked and ruled.

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Decorative hallway in the Vatican on the way to the Sistine Chapel. The real pilgrimage is making your way through a river of zombie tourists who are all here for one room…
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This guy feels neglected so we thought we would give him some blog love (since you can’t take pictures in the Sistine Chapel anyway).
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Nate finally found some good beers in Eataly, a four story market, restaurant, and cooking school.
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Moseyed our way through one of Rome’s parks in an “electric” pedal cart on our last day.

 

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