It was a good thing that we took it nice and slow in Positano because as soon as we got to Rome it was nonstop. I cannot remember another trip that we have been that busy, not even when we went to Disneyland. But there is just so much to see in Rome and we wanted to see as much as we could in the 6 days we were there. And we did but we were exhausted.
We stayed in an AirBnB near the Spanish Steps which was so convenient to sites, shopping, and food. Our first tour was of the Circus Maximus, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Basilica of St. Peter in Chains. It was a day of walking and taking in history everywhere we turned.
It was a bit surreal standing inside the Colusseum. These massive arches and the parts of the building that are still standing after all the damage they have seen. Standing in the same place where spectators watched gladiators fight. It was overwhelming but amazing.
The kids did great but definitely started to get tired towards the end of the tour.
Little legs were tired but she eventually perked up with the promise of gelato.
I just stood and stared at this sculpture of Moses, Leah, and Rachel by Michaelangelo. The detail was incredible.
Other highlights from our time there were Grayson pulled out his first tooth.
And Piazzas with bubbles.
Graham, my Dad, and the kids also went to Gladiator School and they loved it. They got to dress up and train to be a gladiator, duel each other, and complete an obstacle course. This was only the first day or two. Every day was packed with something to do and if there wasn’t a tour scheduled we found our way to a park or a piazza.