Another half-term, another break. Basically, this is just a collection of photos for me to look back on to jog my memory as to the holidays I take. Not to be relied on as tour guide advice!
Day 1 – Valentine’s Day date night
Arrived fairly late in the day. Just enough time to have some gelato, decide to not hire a wheelchair (who hires a wheelchair?) and have a romantic evening out, seemingly with a million other Romans.
Day 2 – Colosseum and a walk through classic Rome
We stayed in a cheap hotel, but that was just around the corner from the Colosseum, great location. Today was about history, 2,768 years of it to be precise. After the Colosseum, a walk through the ‘usual’ sights – Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, etc. An early night with an early ticket for the Vatican tomorrow.
Day 3 – The Vatican and the Jewish Quarter (and some more walking)
The queues for the Vatican were immense. We skipped past these with pre-booked tickets to the Vatican museum (including the Sistine Chapel). We didn’t get in to the main part of the other Vatican and, after strolling around the sights there, went off to the Jewish quarter. This was the day after the Copenhagen attacks, and security was unsurprisingly tight. We weren’t able to get in and so, after a Jerusalem Artichoke in one of the many kosher restaurants, it was more walking through street after square after street that was all dripping with history. It almost looked like a Disney set it was so fabulous.
And that, sadly, was it. Up early the next day back to reality.