Thursday, January 8, 2015

We End Our Roman Holiday // Rome, Part III


In case you missed:


The thing that strikes me the most when I visit a different country is just how incredibly different they are.

In Rome, people spoke Italian - a lively, musical language that sounded completely foreign to my ears. People rode on scooters and motorbikes and in shiny Ferraris. There were pieces of history everywhere you looked. There were bakeries and gelato parlors on every corner, and the streets were filled with people telling you to "Come to our restaurant!" or to "Buy a selfie-stick!". The sky was blue and the sun was shining.

It was nothing like Ireland. Or America. Or anywhere else I've been.

I loved how different it was.


Our final day in Rome was, just like the two before, lovely. We again headed out into the chilly morning air, braved the busy train station, and hopped onto another Metro.

First stop was the Spanish Steps. They were basically just some pretty steps, but the place was swarming with tourists.

|I think these two have something to do with it's publicity ;) |

 |The name for this fountain translates into: "Fountain of the Ugly Boat". Poor boat :( |

We wandered around a bit, stopping to peek inside a cathedral or two (you just never know what it could looks like inside! Could be another Sistine Chapel...).

We saw the Trevi Fountain, but unfortunately it was undergoing construction work. It was hidden behind scaffolding!
 
|Heather showing me what it was supposed look like. :D|

Next: The Pantheon. Not to be confused with the Parthenon. I still struggle with that.


According to Wikipedia: The Pantheon is a building in Rome, Italy, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD) and rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian about 126 AD.

Yeah. Wow.


Walking along the Tiber...

|Favorite view.|

Next we stopped for lunch. We had pizza. Of course.

 |I'm never going to forget eating pizza on this street in Rome.|

|This market was so fun to explore.|

Later that day we saw the Mouth of Truth.

|Apparently it will bite your hand off if you lie while your hand is in it's mouth. Nice guy.|

 


|The very last photo I took in Rome|


Thus ended our final day in the beautiful city of Rome.

This trip was such an adventure and I loved being there with my mom and sister. (Thank you so much Heather - it was the craziest and best 18th birthday present ever.)


Now there's another country that I'll miss for the rest of my life.

...just kidding, I'm totally going back. I want more pizza.

love,
Hannah

30 comments:

  1. Wow, that pizza looks mouthwatering! I'm so glad you had an amazing time. :)

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    1. Ah, isn't pizza just the best thing? :) Thanks for commenting, Samantha!

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  2. The view of the Vatican on the river is just gorgeous!!

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    1. Oh man, I didn't want to leave that spot! :)

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  3. I loved your pictures. Man, you got my feet itching for Italy. I'll probably have to spend an hour on pinterest to plan a dream trip. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Sus! I hope you can go to Italy someday! Take me with you. :D

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  4. It looks like you had a lot of fun!

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    1. Also, I have a new blog you might like, Adventuresingoodtea.blogspot.com. It is a tea blog that is supposed to be multiple author, but I, for some reason am the only author at the moment.

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    2. Thanks, Clara! Awesome, I'll totally check out your new blog.

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  5. I went to Rome. In June. Rome is definitely a unique city, it's so different (loud, crowded, disorganized, but glorious!) but it's just the best, and my heart wants to go back all the time. LOVED your photos. http://wanderingflyte.blogspot.com/2014/06/i-found-myself-in-rome.html



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    1. Oh, that's awesome! I'm heading over to check out your post :) Thanks for commenting, Peregrin!

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  6. SO COOL!!!! Oh my goodness, you're so lucky!!

    Fountain of the Ugly Boat! hahaha =)

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  7. Ah these photos are beautiful! Also I love all your Roman Holiday references :)

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    1. Thanks Leah! Roman Holiday is such a great movie :D

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  8. Wow. I was just sighing as I gazed at all the lovely photos. I love your photography, it makes me really want to go to Italy. The Pantheon looks absolutely gorgeous! I mean, the city in general, looks pretty awesome! Did you try lying when you had your hand in 'The Mouth of Truth'? I'm assuming you didn't because you haven't mentioned anything about a missing hand... JK (-;
    Mmmmmmmmm, I want pizza right now, that photo made me suddenly hungry. (-:

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Elizabeth! I'm so glad you enjoyed this. :) I didn't try lying...I knew blogging would be difficult with one hand... ;)

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  9. Sounds like an amazing trip! Italy is high up on the list of countries I want to visit. And LOL Fountain of the Ugly Boat. That is fantastic.
    Thank you for commenting on Inklined!

    ~Sarah Faulkner

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    1. I hope you get to go to Italy someday, it's such a great place. Thanks for commenting, Sarah!

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  10. Oh Italy! The two places in the world I want to go most are Italy and Ireland! And so your photos make me quite happy. I love how you don't flood us with every little thing you saw, yet still you show us a satisfying amount:) Well, if that makes sense... I just really enjoyed them:) x
    Miss Eli

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    1. Thank you, Eli! I'm so glad you enjoyed this post.

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  11. Oh my wow, these pics...I want to go to Rome now, I'm sold! Haha. Man, it looks so gorgeous! And that pizzaaaa... Italy is just too cool.

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    1. Thanks, Katie!! Italy is super cool ;)

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  12. Too much prettiness, my heart can't take it! *adds Rome to my ever growing list of places to travel

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  13. Wow, that is so cool that you got to go there! I love hearing about your travels and seeing your travel photography, Hannah.

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    1. Thanks, Danielle - I'm really glad you liked this. :)

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  14. Hannah! These photographs are absolutely gorgeous. As an American, I haven't had the chance to go to Europe yet, but this is definitely the closest thing there is to actually visiting - your photos really make me feel like I'm right there in Rome alongside you. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful photos! :D

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

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