A Roman Wrap Up (An Overview of Rome)


I personally think that it’s impossible to wrap up everything that we did in Rome, especially since I was there for an entire month. I have to say, that I really did like Rome. Of course there are pros and cons to every city, but for the most part I loved the city. I honestly don’t know if I would want to live there for a long time, but it’s definitely one of my favorite places to visit. If you think of any monument in Rome, trust me, we’ve been there, taken pictures, gotten lectures, walked all over it, and even ‘touched antiquity’ (one of the biggest inside jokes of the trip). 


We lived in the Monteverde neighborhood in Rome and visited this placed called Bar Marcucci every day, and made friends with the owners/workers there. When we went to say goodbye to them, two of the women that work there almost cried, it was the most touching thing in the world. We lived in an apartment right above a fruit stand, which we would go to at least twice a week. We loved going to that fruit stand because everything was so cheap and SO good. We could get one week’s worth of fruit for about 1.5 Euro. THAT’S SO CHEAP. I loved living where we did.


Pros:
1.     Free public water EVERYWHERE. It’s so easy to find a place to fill up your water bottle.
2.     There’s so much history there, it’s impossible to walk somewhere without seeing SOMETHING that has a story to it.
3.     The Colosseum is my favorite building, ever. When I thought I lost my pictures, I cried because I thought I lost all of mine from this day!
4.     You can get a train to almost anywhere in Italy from Roma Termini.


Cons:
1.     There is no such thing as personal space. At all.
2.     Public transportation can either be your best friend, or your worst enemy. Most of the time, it’s your worst enemy.
3.     It’s expensive. Possibly the most expensive, well one of the most expensive, cities that I’ve been in.
4.     Transportation strikes. ALL THE TIME.
5.     Italian drivers are downright scary.


This one’s not really a pro or a con, it’s kind of just a statement. Rome is big, it takes a really long time to get from one part of the city to another, and there are a lot of forms of transportation involved. Every day we at least took a bus, a tram, a metro, and walked. There were even some days where we would take a train as well. It’s not a bad thing, just something you have to get used to.


I'm going to try and do a few 'Rome Central' posts, but I've got so many post ideas/updates/things for the next few months that I'm not sure how everything is going to go! Sorry if you get sick about hearing about Italy/traveling there, but it's been such a great (and long) trip that I have so many memories that I want to write down! 

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? 

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  1. omg so gorgeous! love this question. it's so hard bc there are still so many places I want to go to, to see if i want to live there! I LOVED amsterdam!

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    1. I feel the same way. There are so many more places that I want to see that just choosing one feels wrong! Amsterdam is one of the top places on my list, for sure! xo, Maria

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  2. Beautiful pictures!! I love Rome! It's one of my absolut favorite cities in Europe. All this history packed into one city... ;)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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    1. Thank you! I definitely loved Rome the most out of all the cities, but I'm a little bit biased.

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  3. It's been five years since I was in Rome, and I miss it. Eat (literally and figuratively) it all up while you can.

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    1. I fell in love with the city, and I miss it every day.

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  4. I absolutely loved Rome! It was so much, but in a good way. Everywhere you turned, BAM!... history. It was nuts, but yeah, really expensive.

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    1. I miss being able to see the city everyday, it was crazy just going and looking at all the history on every corner.

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  5. i want to go back to italy so bad

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    1. It was seriously my favorite place ever, and I loved it. I would go back there in a heartbeat.

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