Rome wasn't built in a day, but apparently it's all too possible to see much of it & fall quickly in love with it in a day and a half. Italians are so warm and friendly and jovial. Italian food - well, this needs no elaboration, does it? The weather - sunny, with a teensy bit of a chill. Much welcomed, especially after all that rain and wind from London. Rome itself is tiny, but so deeply entrenched in history that it's mentally baffling to try and process what you're seeing and touching and experiencing. It's quaint and charming, and yet so... alive.
1 // Count em. Four visits to a gelateria in two days. I'm so proud of myself. (Hands down, my favorite was Gelateria La Romana, pictured in the big box above. Holy moly.)
2 // I was too cool to throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain. I threw in a necklace.
3 // Caffe Sant Eustachio apparently serves the best cappucino in all of Rome. I can attest to that. It was one of a kind.
4 // My two favorite places in all of Rome: Piazza Navona and Piazzale Napoleone. Piazza Navona was full of sunshine, happy people, a Christmas market, live bands, and was really high energy. Piazzale Napoleone overlooks Piazza de Popolo and at sundown, offered the most amazing view with lots of background music setting a chill ambiance. I highly recommend paying a visit to these two places if you ever go to Rome!
On that note, I think I've exhausted every great adjective out there (obviously, since I've started using "great") to describe Rome. I have nothing left to say except that Rome has left me with everything to say while also rendering me speechless. It is Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.