Sep 5, 2014

FBF AND European Tour, Day 10 Venice to Roma!

I'm combining my usual Find Beauty Friday hosted by the gracious Aimee from This Darling Day, with my European Tour Series! Genius, right? 

This Darling Day

Continuing our Europe Trip from 2013, 
Check out the previous adventures below: 

Ah, Roma, you lived up to your reputation beautifully. Your history has always captivated my imagination, and you did not disappoint. 

This is what Expat Explore website says about Day 10- "Continuing on your Italian leg of your Europe tour, the vibe of Venice will suddenly be substituted by the richness of Rome! After a picturesque drive through the Italian countryside, the Italian capital looms. Centuries old Rome will make you feel like you have stepped back in time! The Italian capital buzzes with activity, tradition, passion, and an energy of its own. Your local Roman tour guide, can’t wait to introduce you to the locations which make this city so beloved and famous, on an evening walking tour of the city. The Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Roman Forum and the Coliseum...just for starters! Whilst at the Trevi Fountain, toss a coin over your shoulder. Legend has it, that you will return to Rome again one day. (what a great investment!) On the way back to your accommodation for the evening, you can start to plan what to do with your free day. Enjoy your meal - Bon Appetite!

Breakfast, dinner. Overnight accommodation."

We started out in Venice that morning. Typical breakfast and then loading of the suitcases. Our tour leader told us it would be a long driving day, I believe 6 hours or something. We would only stop for lunch, no other sightseeing breaks. Honestly, I think it was like a gas station/truck stop sort of food. And at this point, I was really into the whole Fall of Angels book series so I had my nose in the ipad Kindle app most of the time! 

After arriving in Venice, we stayed at the Camping Village Roma which was little cabins, sort of like gypsy-ish style camping. We had a little bit of time to drop our bags and freshen up, then it was back to the bus to be dropped off in ROME! 

Once dropped off, our tour guide led us to the Spanish Steps, meeting our tour guide there. He was an older, Italian man, who had the tiniest microphone and a fanny pack speaker. It was needed as there seemed to be a lot of tours going by and a lot of locals just sitting on the steps hanging out. After the steps, we went Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Roman Forum, ending at the Colosseum. All of the sights were amazing. I felt a bit rushed and tired at this point, so I really was ready for a good nights sleep! The next day we could venture out, so we all headed back to our camping village.

Dinner that night was a buffet style dinner in the main bar/dining area of the camping ground. It was pretty traditional type of stuff. We all sat around and had a couple of glasses of wine. There were a few new people join our tour here, so we sat and tried to bond with them a bit before we all retired to our little camping trailers for quick showers and bed. 

During the ride to Rome, we were asked if we wanted to take an additional trip out to Pompeii. Of course there were a couple of us that wanted to! When in Rome, right? (sorry, you know that phrase was going to be said at some point)  This was an additional excursion because it wasn't planned or price included in your trip, but you could decide to have the free day in Rome or go to Pompeii. I'd say around 100 euros per person. And it was so worth it! Check back for Day 11- Pompeii! 

Rome is one of the places we will try to get back to. So many things to see and such rich history that we will probably be back there more than once.

I hope you guys have a great weekend!


  1. I love all of these photos!!! Such beautiful buildings.

  2. These are awesome! Your nighttime photos, specifically. I love the way the light looks coming from inside the Colosseum!

  3. Love these pictures! I want to do the same thing with some of our vacations. God's creation is just too beautiful not to share. Wonderful post! Visiting from The Peony Project. ;)


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