GETTING ORIENTED - ROME pt. 02 / by Caitlin Trickett

ROME pt. 02  -  GETTING ORIENTED

After only a few days of being here I’d already begun to get a sense of where everything is. Walking truly is the best way of figuring out a place and trust me, I have done enough walking in the past 5 days to last me the entire time I will be living in Rome. I’ll come back to the states in 4 months with the legs of an Olympic marathon runner.

During the months of January and February the number of tourists is at an all time low meaning that there aren’t any lines to get into those famous tourist attractions like St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, etc. That being said my goal in these first couple of months is to visit as many of these places as I can before March rolls around.

Here are some of Rome’s namesakes:

^ Piazza del Popolo en route to school everyday. [Post coming soon about my daily trek to academia]

^ The Roman Forum is amazing! I took, what felt like/probably is, the 10 mile walk twice since being here. Worth it!

^ Exploration buddies for the day.

^ And here it is: The Colosseum. Neither pictures nor words can express how incredible this place is. 

^ Climbing the many steps to the top of the monument of Vittorio Emanuele II and the views were amazing!

^ Looking towards the Roman Forum with the mountains in the distance.

^ My favorite views are probably those looking up and down the river. It's going to be the best place to watch the seasons change from winter to spring.

^ And to finish off the day I indulged in a hearty cup of dark chocolate gelato. This stuff is going to get me in trouble.

I've got quite a few squarespace projects prepared for this semester that I can't wait to get started on. I hope to post here at least twice a week but in the meantime be sure to check out my instagram:  @caitlintrickett for more frequent posts about day-to-day Rome-ness. Thanks again for taking a look! Ciao