Quamdiu stat Colisæus, stat et Roma; quando cadet colisæus, cadet et Roma; quando cadet Roma, cadet et mundus | Rome redeemed herself to me on this second visit ✨
My first visit I had just left my appointment with the Governor’s office, and on a whim and super tight budget, went to Italy & Spain in the middle of January. It was cold, a little wet (and it snowed in Madrid!), and being kinda broke wasn’t super fun. It was still a memorable trip and I wouldn’t take it back. I still have my notebook of all the awesome moments, sights & smells captured with @mieke.licious (remember blue freckles on the train and drinking Coke Zero in Siena?)
So for this visit I was a little cautious but excited. And Rome did not disappoint. We had incredibly gorgeous weather with @eddieballisty @rpeigh and @peighday as we wandered cobblestone-lined roads and basked in the history and majesty of such an incredible city. I stuffed my face with pasta, Chianti Classico and gelato almost daily and it was glorious!
Florence is still my favorite city in Italy - she holds a spot in my top 5 - but Rome bewitched me. Ciao! #passionpassport #shotoniphone