Adventures Across the Pond 5: When in Rome...

Last week at Queen Mary, we had a week-long break called Reading Week, where students often go home or get some extra studying done before finals. Acting as my surrogate Thanksgiving Break, Reading Week came as a relief for me after being busy for almost 6 weeks straight and was able to relax and take a trip to Italy with some of my friends. Being the only European country I’ve visited since getting here, I was so excited about visiting Italy and it was everything I needed and more. Rome was one of the best cities I’d ever been to and I thought it would be nice to share a few pics!

Day 1

On the first day, we arrived in Rome around 9 AM after leaving London on a very early, 6 o’clock flight. Naturally we were hungry and tired so we put our luggage down and found a restaurant near the Pantheon. We then went back to the AirBnB, took a nap and eventually went out to ultimately have the tastiest pasta I’ve ever had.

Day 2

The second day we were able to hit up the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Novono (From Angels and Demons) and the Spanish Steps. Being one of our busier days, I was able to get a ton of pictures from each place! I would definitely recommend the Trevi Fountain; it is literally like nothing I’ve ever seen before.

Day 3

With our last full day in Rome we decided to go to the Vatican (the Pope’s home) and climb to the top of the basilica. Though the 500 steps got to me, the view from the top was worth each one. It literally felt like I was on the top of the world!

And even after all that exercise, we were able to eat our own weight in pasta and pizza at one of the most popular restaurants in Rome (Cantina e Cucina)!