This was another whirlwind weekend trip — definitely the most exhausting trip we’ve taken so far! We flew Ryanair again, with 3 backpacks (1 with the pop-up bed, 1 with clothes/diapers, and a little tiny one with our ipods and a notebook & colored pencils). The Ciampino airport in Rome is actually a LOT closer than the other airports into which Ryanair flies, so that was a nice change. We found this quaint little apartment only 4 km from the airport, and only a block from the train station. The little commuter train that took us into Rome was a quick 20 minute ride. We flew in on Friday evening, spent Saturday in Rome, Sunday in Pompeii, and we flew back home early Monday morning.
Here is what we did on Saturday in Rome:
- The Trevi Fountain, Lia’s favorite place we visited. There is a legend that if you face away from the fountain and throw in a coin over your left shoulder, you will return to the fountain again someday. Byron did that 10 years ago when he visited in college, and sure enough, he went back! We had the kids throw coins in that way — Connor and Lia did it correctly, but Sophie kind of just leaned over and dropped the coin in. So my guess is that she won’t return 🙂
That was it for our day in Rome. I’ll post photos of all the yummy Italian food later!