One of the great things about not planning our trip too far in advance in that sometimes you have some great last minute adventures. Rome wasn’t on our list of places to visit, but we managed to fit in 4 days, and we’ve made the most of them.
We started with a visit to the Vatican. The kids have actually learned quite a lot about religion during this trip, so it was interesting to show them around the Vatican. Luckily, we started with a 7:30 am pre-opening tour, so we didn’t have to wait in this horribly long line.
Now that we had learned how to be Gladiators, it was time to visit the Colloseum. A 90 minute tour gave us some good background info. First, we saw the ruins of the old Gladiator School (not nearly as cool as the Gladiator School we went to).
Tour guide: What kind of animal is that?
After that it was time to go home for a rest, but we weren’t done, yet. That afternoon we made it back out to see the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. So many obelisks and fountains! And window flower boxes – my favourite!
And with that, our time in Rome is complete. Tomorrow we get on the plane to London. Ciao, continental Europe!