Itinerary: Fly from Regina to Toronto to Rome
Date: August 9th, 2012
Itinerary: Arrive in Roma, Italy
Hotel: Hotel Lancelot
It's time to start writing about our trip to Italy before I forget everything! In writing these blog posts, I already know that I'll need to google some additional information and do a bit of research to recall everything we saw, learned, and experienced. I didn't feel like we were overwhelmed by the pace of our tours or activities but we definitely saw a lot and did a lot! I am going to try writing a post for each day or two because we took tons of pictures and there is a lot to share. Here we go!
We left Regina on August 8th and I managed to hold back the tears as we boarded the airplane. I was thrilled and excited about our trip to Italy but a bit heartbroken about leaving my little ones for TWO WHOLE WEEKS! I mean, that's a long time when I hadn't been away for more than a couple of days before. Now, onto the actual flight...I recovered from my sadness quickly and Jeremy and I synced our in-seat screens so we could watch the Hunger Games together. We both enjoyed the books and hadn't had a chance to see the movie yet...it wasn't exactly the big screen and popcorn would have been nice but it was sort of like a date!
The flights were excellent although neither of us slept much while we watched others lounge in empty seats across the aisle from us. We looked at them enviously and I tuned into a few movies while Jeremy tried to sleep without much success.
When we finally arrived in Rome, we were rushed through the passport check without a passport check....no stamps in our passports..we were rather disappointed. Italians just don't seem to have a filter on who they allow in their country. We took a taxi to our hotel, Hotel Lancelot, and we were in total awe of the amazing structures we saw on the way! It might be worth mentioning that neither of us had been to Europe before so we were very impressed by the ancient ruins we saw along the way.
|Ancient Roman Ruins|
|The Colosseum or The Flavian Amphitheatre|
|Near the Colosseum - Arch of Constantine|
|Vittorio Emanuele Monument aka The Wedding Cake|
|At Trevi Fountain - A very impressive sight!|
|That's amore Restaurant near the Trevi Fountain|
|Vittorio Emanuele Monument - The Big White Wedding Cake|
|The Colosseum at Night|