Out of all the cities I visited on my trip with EF College Break, Rome was my absolute favorite! I just felt happy there all time. The food was always good. The people were always friendly. I could have stayed in Rome for so much longer. I never wanted to leave! I loved going to the Colosseum and visiting the Vatican. Both truly unforgettable experiences.
The first thing we did after we got off the bus at our hotel (this was after the hour-ish long plane ride) was get pizza with our roommates. It was just a walk down the road, which is really convenient. It was midnight, and we were starving. Our margherita pizza was divine!
One night during our trip, we went to an opera meal. It was a really cool experience. It wasn’t an opera show, but it was people singing opera songs all around us while we ate. It was hilarious and so fun. The food was just okay though, sadly. After the opera meal, we bumped into the Summer Coca-Cola Festival. It was packed and so cool! We didn’t understand anything they were saying or singing, but I mean, how many people can say they went to something like that in Rome?!
A few places we visited in Rome were the Pantheon, the Trevi fountain (though it was under construction, so we didn’t even get to throw a coin in! Boo!), and the Spanish Steps.
I don’t know what the restaurant was called where we had our farewell dinner, but it was really cute. The servers were really nice, and the food was delicious. Adam, our tour director, said a mini speech and gave out some Billy Bob Awards. It was definitely a laugh.
The last day was probably my favorite day of the whole trip. We traveled about 30-45 minutes to go to the beach in Santa Marinella. It was so beautiful.
We had lunch at Molo 21, and there were only a few other people there, so it was like our own little oasis. We could step from the restaurant out into the sea. I decided that my happy place is definitely by the Mediterranean Sea. I just felt relaxed and blissful. It was the perfect last day.
If I ever go back to Europe (which I really hope I do!), I definitely want to take a detour back to Roma! I loved everything about that city.
Have you ever been to Rome?