Hello ice cream eaters! I have a new announcement: I have converted over to gelato. I think I’ll start a new religion about it 😉
Well after a delicious breakfast of croissants and juice, we headed off to the Colloseum. (And for those of you who read my last blog, no the dog did not respond to my dad’s attempts to make conversation.) The Colloseum was beautiful, along with the ancient ruins surrounding it. They’re doing many archaeological digs and excavations in that part of Rome, and I’d have to say it’s so far my favorite part of this trip.
Afterwords, we walked to the Spanish Steps (for lack of better modes of transportation.) They were huge, and after three days of nothing but walking, we didn’t have the energy to climb them to the top. Surprisingly, more people were congregated around the massive fountain in front of the steps as opposed to the steps themselves. There were lots of people sunbathing and relaxing.
It’s truly amazing what you can see if you take a moment to relax. Something I’ve learned about Italy: the rush rush of American lifestyle is truly no way to experience life. I don’t know how I’ll be able to return to the packed schedule day-to-day; this feels very natural.
Sidenote: I conquered the elevator! All it took was a lot of willpower, and deep breaths in, out, in, out…
Oooh I hear fireworks in the distance! Not to mention we have an early day driving to Florence tomorrow, so I’ll write soon! Ciao!