Arriving in Rome we were not expecting the city to be as intimidating as it was! We've been so spoiled with these smaller Italian cities that Rome seemed to completely consume us out the gate! Just stepping out of the train station we were inundated with taxi cab drivers speaking to us in broken English, trying to get our attention and business. According to our host's instruction we were within walking distance to our apartment but after a week and half of moves to and from each city I was ready to hand some Euros over to a driver, sit back and enjoy the ride.
Our AirBnB host was lovely. So sweet. We were in fact very close to the train station but not close enough that I wished we had walked instead of gone for the taxi. Once again we were so impressed with our apartment choice! When home, after long days of touristy activity we would return and lay on our bed with the patio door open to hear the pianist and opera singer that lived and performed upstairs. Their music was beautiful to listen to, not an inconvenience what-so-ever. It will always remain a memory of Italy I will hold close as it was such an unplanned but perfect and candid moment of time with my husband, just us, halfway around the world, together and at peace. So thankful.
In the 4 days we had to adventure we hit some of the MUST SEE sights
One of our more unique and memorable stops was at the Gallery of Mirrors "Palazzo Doria Pamphilj. The original owner, Camillo Pamphilj renounced his cardinalship, a position appointed to him by his Uncle, The Pope, to marry and have a family. Still with power and money he expanded upon and built this beautiful palace. It has been passed down and opened up to the public only in the last 10 years I think and most all fixtures, artwork and decorative interior design is original and complete. I paid a little extra to take pictures here because it was SO worth it!!!