From Firenze I, Tess, and the parents took a train back to the Italian Capital. After checking in to our Airbnb we did a bit of grocery shopping and came back with a loot of goodies. Then we were off to Trastevere.
The last time I was here it was early afternoon so there was a different vibe and energy. The charming streets were teeming with more activity as night time fell and dinner time approached. We decided to look for a restaurant in the area so we could call it a night after.
We capped off the night with a view of the Tiber river before heading home.
The next day we went to the Coloseo but decided to explore Palatine Hill first because of the droves of tourists. It’s the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome and looks down on the Roman forum on one side and on Circus Maximus on the other.
There were art installations all over the Palatine at that time and it was interesting to see modern works of art in such a historic location. There’s a lot to see in this expansive area as long as you’re willing to walk. It was quite a sunny day but thankfully, there were water fountains to provide us a quick drink.
It was around midday when we finished exploring the Palatine. After a quick sandwich lunch in front of the Coloseo we headed inside. The line didn’t look as intimidating as it did in the morning and it moved quite quickly.
Even in its current state one can imagine how majestic this structure used to be in ancient times. It still is until now. Fifty to eighty thousand people could occupy this amphitheatre for gladiator fights and even mock sea battles.
We used up the whole day exploring just these two areas and so we decided to go home and recharge. More adventures on days two and three!