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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Rome Day Two


On our second day in Rome, we got up bright and early for a tour of the Colosseum and the Forum. The Colosseum is really massive in person and it's insane to imagine how they even built it back then. Our tour guide taught us about how the battles and such were the peoples' main form of entertainment and they had food & drink stands as if it were a sporting event today. They would sometimes fill it up with water as well so they could reenact naval battles with actual ships. We spent a little while walking around and climbed up a bunch of super steep steps to get up to the second level, where you can get a really cool view.

After that, we walked over to the Forum. I honestly didn't really pay much attention by this point because we were in the worst heat I've ever experienced and standing in direct sunlight the entire time. It was nearly 100 degrees every day and I am not the best with handling heat. Apparently it's the hottest summer they've had in a long time - go figure. We spent a few minutes there while I tried not to pass out and then separated from the group and headed over to Campo de' Fiori, a square with a bunch of little shops and restaurants that's supposed to be pretty wild at night. Unfortunately I didn't get to experience this because I was with my family. Anyway, we were roped into a restaurant called RJ Numbs (the air conditioning sold us) where I got an amazing Margherita pizza. Then we stopped for our daily gelato and walked around for a bit, and that was pretty much it for the day.




They kept animals in cages down below so they could reenact hunts and such


Vanilla & pomegranate gelato


Back at the hotel that night, I was surprised to hear fireworks outside and they happened to be setting a bunch off by the pool, so I got to watch them from my balcony.

Day three coming soon!

Danielle

50 comments:

  1. These are such wonderful photos, it looks like you had a lovely time in Rome! I've only visited the city once and I was really young, but reading this post has definitely made me want to go back again. The hotel looks gorgeous and the food looks so delcious, I would love to try the pomegranate gelato :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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    1. I did thank you! I would love to go back at some point as well but I feel like there are so many other amazing cities to see in Italy :)

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  2. I holidayed in Rome a couple of years ago and your beautiful photographs reminded me so much of what an amazing time I had! It's such a magical city, the gelato is the best! Imogen x

    Miss Imogen Smith

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    1. It was so lovely! It's depressing that I can't go out and get gelato whenever I want now haha

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  3. Lovely photos! The Colosseum would be amazing to see!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. Thank you! It was really incredible!

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  4. Hope you enjoyed it ! I'd like to come back in Italia in next year.

    Nice pics btw :)

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    1. I did! I would love to see more of Italy :)

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  5. Wow, the pictures look amazing! Please keep them coming! ;)

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    Yvonne
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    1. Look out for a new post tomorrow! Thank you!

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  6. These photos are stunning and I am so so jealous! Rome is definitely on my list of places to visit :)

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! Hope you get to go one day!

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  7. Love all your pictures!
    They look so amazing! makes me wanna go to Rome so bad!

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    1. It was incredible, you definitely should at some point!

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  8. Beautiful post, it made me miss Rome

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  9. hottest summer? I wish they would send some heat our way here in London. Our summer has been so miserable!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that! It would have been nice if it was slightly less hot, made sight seeing pretty unbearable!

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  10. Amazing photo diary, I am going to Amsterdam in about a month and I hope to do something similar, as well as maybe my first vlog (ahhhh!) haha thank you :) xxx

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    1. You definitely should! Amsterdam is one of the places I want to go the most, have fun!

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  11. I love this photos! Look s like you had a great time in Rome!
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    Pili

    Records of my Troubles

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  12. Rome has been on my to-visit list for years - amazing photos! x
    LilyLipstick

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    1. It was awesome, hope you can go one day!

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  13. What a magical experience! I would really love to visit Rome one day, there are so many stories I've read about this city that I just wouldn't stop imagining them

    Natalia | Lindifique

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    1. Hopefully you can, it was really amazing!

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  14. Amazing photos!! I'm so envious, I'd love to see Rome one day!!
    Emily | One Stormy Sunday

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  15. Have also been to Italy and these pictures capture it perfectly. Love it!

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  16. love...
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  17. Love it!! I always wanted to visit Rome :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Thanks Leta! Hope you can one day!

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  18. Amazing pictures and Looks life a you have fun time Danielle. :)


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  19. Wow it looks amazing, I can just imagine how much fun you're having, btw love the glasses


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    xoxo

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  20. What an amazing trip. This blog post was so well written that it felt like I was almost there. So jealous! Rome must be a dream, judging from your words and your beautiful photography!!

    Cristina, xo // My Cup of Tea

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    1. Thanks so much Cristina! It was really amazing!

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  21. I used to live in Italy for 8 years and you've brought it all back to me! Love your pictures, awesome blog too! Definitely will be reading your posts from now on xxx

    - Hannah / trustinvogue.com

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  22. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog ;) I really love your hair *-* The black-blue ombre suits you totally! Rom is such a nice city. I wish you much fun :D

    xoxo Sia ♥

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  23. Ahhhh we are Jel!!!! WAAHHHHH x Photos look amazing!

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  24. Rome looks so amazing! Great post! x Ania
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