Venimus, vidimus…. Pluit

We came, we saw…and it rained – well, not right away…
Are you ready to hear about our adventure in Rome? Well, buckle up because it’s going to be a fun and … wet ride.
We arrived at the airport in Rome at 10 a.m. and after we dropped off our bags at the hotel we headed out to explore the city. However, not one of us thought about putting on sun cream. Therefore, people got a sunburn on the first day. Our first stop was the Pantheon. The size of it is truly breath-taking. Since we went with three Latin teachers, we of course had to translate some Latin phrases. After that we went to Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, Spagna and other tourist attractions.
The next day we woke up to strange breakfast. It wasn’t particularly delicious and the kitchen lady, a screaming nonna (grandma), wasn’t very pleased with us. She was trying in vain to explain her organizational plans to us but it was only useful if you spoke Italian. That’s why only three people understood her. Therefore, there was a lot of back and forth.
On a rare pretty sunny day we went to the Coliseum, and we couldn’t help but imagine the gladiator fights happening right in front of our very eyes. We took our time to walk through every inch of it as well as the Forum Romanum, which is right next to it. But let’s talk about the food (outside our hotel) – it was simply delicious. Pizza, pasta, risotto, gelato – the list goes on. We made sure to try every dish possible, however, sometimes we ended up at McDonalds, which was right next to our hotel/monastery.
The last major sight we saw was Vatican City. Michelangelo’s stunning frescoes left us mesmerized and we couldn’t get enough of the intricate details. We visited St. Peter’s Cathedral and even climbed to the top, which to our surprise didn’t turn out to be that difficult.
All in all, our trip to Rome was an unforgettable experience. The scenic views, the rich history, the amazing food – it was all worth it. I can’t wait to go back and explore even more of this beautiful city.

Roberta Scussolin, 7A