Rome – Day 1


After boarding a plane in Boston at 3pm yesterday, I finally stepped onto Roma ground at 1pm today.

Ryan & Carolyn had already been in Rome all day yesterday, so they were anxious for me to arrive. Once I got to our apartment that overlooks the Piazza Navona, I got cleaned up and we headed out to get some lunch. My first Roma meal was spaghetti alla carbonara made with egg and pancetta. So fresh and delicious, I could eat it at every meal!

We then proceeded to walk around the cobblestone streets of the city with a million other tourists, taking in the sights of the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.

It was very humid today and with the large amount of people we were surrounded by, it was nice to take a break in the Piazza Navona at a cafe for some gelato.  I had strawberry and coconut, simply divine!Then it was back to our apartment for a quick nap at 5pm. When my plane landed in Rome, the pilot called it the ‘Eternal City’ and that time really didn’t matter here. After waking up from the nap at 8pm and then heading out for a late dinner, I realized what he meant. Even though it was late in the evening, there were still a ton of people out and about, shopping in the stores that were still open, dining, drinking and taking pictures of the ancient relics throughout the city.

We stopped to pick up some bottles of wine after dinner to keep at our apartment and the young woman running the store was excited to open up some bottles for us to try. I probably taste-tested about 2 glasses of 6 different kinds of wines. After picking out a bottle of red and a bottle of white, we made our way to one of the many gelato stores on every corner, this one advertising that they had 150 different flavors from which to choose.  Even though it was 11pm at night, we were not alone in this late night snack.  I went straight for the dark chocolate fondente and mint.  Again, it did not disappoint.

Tomorrow is another day of walking around the city, photo ops and shopping.

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