Rome does not particularly interest me. All the good memories I have of the place are traceable to our hostess with the mostest, Puy.
|Fellas, meet Puy (in her lovely apartment with our very filling last meal in Rome).|
Rome is too much of a city to spend a vacation in, in my opinion. History and architecture buffs will have a field day there, I'm sure. The Vatican and many magnificent cathedrals will also interest Catholics. But since I am none of these, I just went about taking photos of the must-see sights and anticipated moving on to the next city in our itinerary.
Anyway, here's a rundown of what you can see in the city.
(Warning: Too many photos after the jump)
|Day 1 took us to the Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna ...|
|...where there were too many tourists taking photos like this. Hee|
|The sculpture behind us is the "Fountain of the Old Boat" built in the 1600s by Pietro Bernini.|
|Oi, we chanced upon a shoot for Italian Vogue in the Spanish Steps!|
|We belong. LOL|
|Also went to see the Pantheon, not to be confused with the Parthenon.|
|This is the Trevi Fountain.|
|One of my fondest memories in Rome is eating gelato near the Spanish Steps, courtesy of Puy.|
Don't you just love her already?
|We were each given two huuuuuge scoops of ice cream that was bound to melt under the heat.|
Parang si Malik lang kami sa kalat.
|Piazza Navona. |
In this plaza, you will find the Fountain of the Four Rivers by the younger and more famous, Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
|The Vatican, where we saw the majestic St. Peter's Cathedral and the famous ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.|
|We sent Malik a post card from the Vatican post office.|
Considering the Philippine postal system, it should arrive in Manila in time for Malik's 3rd birthday.
|My, my. The Vatican Museum is a treasure trove of human achievement.|
We spent four hours inside.
|The Roman Forum and the Colosseum|
|We met up with my brother-in-law's mom, Tita Amy.|
She's been living in Italy for the last 27 years...
|... and was thus able to feed us proper Italian food. Tanto buon cibo!|
|Castel Sant'Angelo that was a mausoleum, prison, fortress and Papal residence at different points in time.|
|Here's a fantastic view of Rome from the top of Castel Sant'Angelo.|
|And here's a random shot of a store front in Rome. Nice no? Parang gusto kong tumira diyan.|
|Santa Maria Magiorre...|
|... and San Giovanni Laterano - two of five patriarchial basilicas in Rome.|
|And before I head off to bed, in case you're wondering why cars in Italy are hardly washed, it's because it costs 13 euros (around P600!) to get your car cleaned there. Uh-huh. Now you appreciate living in Manila. Goodnight! :)|