As I told you in a previous post, the past weekend I took a short trip to Rome with my boyfriend! It was rather short for a city so full of sights, but I don't complain! The main city is so small that we went everywhere on foot! In the end we were too tired to do anything else than lay on the bed dead tired but it was worth it!
Our hotel was in the center and all the sights are minutes away from one another! First on the line was Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain), then the Pantheon (I expected it a little bigger after Illuminati), then to Piazza Navona through the most beautiful little alleys full of small restaurants and flowers (YES I TOTALLY regret not taking photos of houses and alleys, it was too beautiful walking there!).
After a capuccino and a little rest we took the road to the Vatican, which is around 20 minutes on foot. Let me tell you, all their churches and all their fountains are masterpieces of art, there are so many of them that you get used to the beauty as if it's something normal..! The bridges across the river are just wonderful, especially the one leading to Castel Sant'Angelo (remembering the scene in Illuminati again) that has 10 magnificent angel statues each one holding instruments of Christ's Passion, all by Bernini.
And then to Saint Peter's Basilica. No matter how many photos and videos you see you'll never get that feeling of awe until you're in... I didn't take many photos of the inside because I was just looking at everything like hypnotised.
On Sunday, we only had around 4 hours before leaving for the airport, so our sightseeing was cut down to the Colloseum with the Arch of Constantine and seeing the Roman Forum from the Palatino hill (we didn't pay to go inside).
Even if it was only for 2 days, the fact that I was away and alone with my boy after so many months (and 2 years of not being able to take any trips together) made everything pefrect. Sorry for the image heavy post, I suppose you don't mind!!