Time to visit the capital of Italy – Rome

Time to visit the capital of Italy – Rome

The cruise ship actually docked in Civitavecchia, Italy which is the port located about an hour from Rome.  We decided we would wing it here and somehow make it to Rome. Once off the ship, we missed the sign for the shuttle to take us outside of the port. (Mistake #1) So we walked and walked and walked until about 30 minutes passed and we finally made it out. I won’t mention that it felt like it was 110 degrees out. So once we finally made it out, we were bombarded by taxi drivers that would take us to Rome, but we decided to be a bit more adventurous and take the train.  (Mistake #2) What we didn’t realize was there is no air conditioning on the train…oops.

Lauren looking through Fodor’s to help pick out some stops to see in Rome

Well we did finally make it to Rome and the good stuff was about to begin. We decided to do one of those hop on hop off buss  tours that take you to all the sights.

Check out the girl in the background…she is so excited!

The Vatican and St. Peters….we didn’t have a tour set up and therefore would have had to brave the line (ridiculous) to go in, so we decided to save it for our next trip to Rome.

Trevi Fountain

The Forum

The Colosseum, of course

This was a restaurant in the Trastavere area…pizza here was supposed to be excellent….and it was!

This just reminded us of one of our dear friends

Ready to head back to the ship! It was a long day of walking and those damn blisters were still hurting!

Here is a slide show of all the pictures we took in Rome

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  1. Margo Rosenfeld says:

    What a great city to walk around with so much to see and taste! You both looked like you were having fun even with the blisters and mistakes! Ahh Roma…

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