Friday, September 11, 2009

Italy Day 14: Rome

Our last day of our trip has us heading back to where we started...Rome. With a 7 AM flight back home the next day, we had one last night to live it up before heading back.

I had been wondering if Rome could live up to our first impression. You know how sometimes when you go back somewhere for the second time, it just isn't quite the same as the wonderful first impression you had. I was very happy that it did. We had another great time.

We didn't really have an agenda. I just wanted to walk around and take it all in one more time. We got into the main part of the city at about 5 or so in the evening. We walked all up from Piazza Venecia to Piazza de Popolo doing some window shopping. We headed over to the Spanish Steps again, and then down past Trevi Fountain. We ended up in Campo de Fiore for dinner and had a nice time in the lively square. Stephanie wanted to grab her favorite white chocolate gelato one last time, so we headed to Piazza Navona later for that. Seeing all these great places and the backstreets in between cemented our admiration for the city once again. Walking Rome in the evening was one of the lasting impressions I will take from the trip.

That's a wrap. Its up at 4:30 AM to fly back home. I can't wait to come back....I know we will.