First of all, if you're not caught up on my trip to Italy, make sure to catch my first post about it and all about how my very last minute adventures began.

Rome was a definitely a must-see. Knowing that we wouldn't sleep much on this trip, we crammed in everything we needed to. First up was the Colosseum and also the ruins that surrounded it. It was such an amazing structure and I didn't know really what to expect. I had no idea how large it would be and I also didn't have a clue what the inside would look like. It's hard to image this incredible building has been there 1,945 years. What are we even talking about?! So crazy.

Booking things without any time to plan for it was actually a really fun part of the trip. Each train ride, we'd whip out the laptop and just book something on the spot. It's fun having no idea what's next and I have to say that everything we found so last minute ended up being perfect. The Hotel Fiume in Rome was everything I dreamed of for a romantic Italian room. The gorgeous balcony that lead to sunsets and city views was magical. The roof top wasn't bad either.

Of course a stop to Vatican City was in order. Having a background in art, I was soaking up all the history of the paintings. It felt inspiring just to be in the same room. Although, I think my favorite part of Rome was stopping into a pizza place, grabbing a folded slice to-go and walking through this quaint little market full of color pottery, rugs, sauces and pastas. That was such a happy moment for me.

Next up, Venice.

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