Rome Photos!

After having yesterday to recover from my hectic holiday, I am now organised enough to share some of my photos with you!

After frantically racing around Rome for four days, it is safe to say that I have seen a lot of it! However, I will share with you some pictures of the main sites so as not to overload my blog with hundreds of pictures!

My first sight was one that I saw before we even arrived in Italy! On the plane journey we flew over the Alps, which was a wonderful treat as I got to experience this breath-taking view!

Stunning view of the Alps from the plane!

When we arrived at the Hotel Albani, I was surprised to discover that our room had two floors! Exciting stuff!

The ‘first floor’ of our fancy hotel room!

On our first afternoon in Rome, we explored some of the nearby sights, including the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon.

The Spanish Steps

Trevi Fountain – we threw our pennies in!

My mum, brother and me getting a wet bottom after throwing our pennies into the fountain!

Inside the Pantheon

On our first full day In Rome we had a tour around the Colosseum, as well as paying visits to the Roman Forum and seeing some famous Brits in the local cemetery!

Inside the Colosseum

Percy Bysshe Shelley’s grave – ‘Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change, Into something rich and strange.’

John Keats’ grave – ‘This grave contains all that was mortal of a young English poet who, on his death bed, in the bitterness of his heart, at the malicious power of his enemie, desired these words to be engraven on his tomb stone, here lies one whose name was writ in water’

And perhaps a more fitting tribute:
Keats! If thy cherished name be “writ in water”
Each drop has fallen from some mourner’s cheek;
A sacred tribute; such as heroes seek,
Though oft in vain – for dazzling deeds of slaughter
Sleep on! Not honoured less for Epitaph so meek!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday we visited Vatican city and spent hours getting lost in the enormous Vatican Museums! We also went to St. Peter’s Basilica and saw the Sistine Chapel.

St. Peter’s Basilica

And finally, after four manic days of racing around Rome, we spend our last day having a steady ramble round the shops! In tomorrow’s post I’ll share my shopping with you!

I had a fantastic holiday but I’m certainly feeling a cold British summer after thirty-five degrees every day in Rome!

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