Tuesday, October 06, 2015

European Encounter 2 - Romantic, Romagical, Romagnificent

Sometime in autumn of 2012, my family and I visited the beautiful St. Patrick's Cathedral right in the middle of New York City. There, I met a Filipina working for the cathedral who had been to Rome and shared with me how breathtaking it was to see the Vatican buildings and the artifacts in the Vatican museum. I told her that I haven't been to Rome and wished that someday, I could go there. She said that she would pray for me that I would be able to, soon.

Fast forward to February 2013, when my cousin and I went on a trip to Europe and I was finally able to visit Rome.

Most people say that Rome is possibly one of, if not the biggest outdoor museum in the world. So many buildings were kept in their original state, albeit some have been ransacked and vandalized over the years. But walk around or take a tour bus around the city and there's no doubt you will fall in love with Rome immediately.

Such a lovely place to have your wedding, pre-nuptial photos or your honeymoon!

At St. Peter's...

And so, we climbed...

..to see the how high the ceiling was.

...and climbed some more...

...to see how high the roof was. :-)

As you can see, we did a lot of climbing. At the Spanish steps. 

Definitely didn't want to leave before we threw our coins at the Trevi fountain. :-)

Everything was pastry- and pasta-delicious!

We walked around the Piazzas and streets, went into quaint stores and cafes...

Tasting the famous Tartufo..

There's so much more to see but we had so little time! See you again very soon, Rome!