They say Rome is the eternal city. This historic place is home to the world famous Colosseum and ancient art. Millions of people each year step foot through the legendary landmarks, churches, and museums of this densely populated city. After my cousin went to Rome, I virtually got to see this city through the photos and videos in her photobook. The videos were amazing – and all on super cute VideoDrop stickers. . This inspired me to plan a trip to the eternal city with my childhood best friend. It was quite the experience and one I’d definitely take again. The food is always fresh, the views were stunning, and the streets were always filled with locals and tourists coming in and out of every corner cafe. The city seems to run on morning cups of coffee and a hearty pasta dish (with lots of wine) at night. And don’t get me started on the gelato and spumoni!
The first full day we were in Rome, we decided to tour the Colosseum. Apparently thousands of other people had that same idea. No wonder it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World as it is an amazing feat of engineering. Opening in the year 80, gladiators fought in the Colosseum for centuries until it became inactive in the 6th century.
Other than the Colosseum, we visited many cathedrals and tourist attractions. A few of the other sights we saw were St. Peter’s Basilica, The Trevi Fountain, and The Roman Forum. As we walked down the cobblestone streets, we found hidden gems around every corner. St. Peter’s Basilica is said to be one of the holiest Catholic shrines. The Trevi Fountain is a spectacular landmark. Since I am somewhat superstitious, I did throw a coin with my right hand over my left shoulder to ensure I will someday return to Rome. 🙂 Lastly, the Roman Forum was an impressive sight to look down on from up above. It is a cluster of ruins and ancient government buildings. I took a video of it to upload on a Penless sticker as well. This will definitely go into my scrapbook! There is so much to see and not enough time for it all it one trip, making Rome a spot to come back to one day!