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Ciao from Roma! I've been in Rome for the last couple of days and its been really good. I got here after visiting Cinque Terre which was absolutely gorgous1 of all the places that i have visited so far i would have to say that cinque terre and the Irish country side are tied. the area is made up of these 5 towns that were built into the country side to protect against pirate raids and obviously it worked because they are still standing now. But the only thing to do there is hike the paths between the villages and go to the beach so me being as adventures as i am now decided what i brilliant idea i'll go hiking..............scariest flipping thing i have ever done. they fail to point out before you start this hike that it too is built along the cliffs and so its not really a path more like a narrow rocky stripe of land that hasn't fallen into the ocean yet! lets just say that i said alot of hail Marys during the 4hour ordeal. but you know what i'm really glad that i did it, it was one of those things where while you were engaged in it it was frightening but you had these amazing views of the sea in front of you the entire time so it was hard not to be content you know? So i've decided that i'm saving all my money to move to Cinque Terre and open a gelateria. i know i have high aspirations but i figure if i'm going to reach why not reach high?

So in Roma i've already visited the pantheon the Colosseum, the forum and of course the Vatican. everything been lovely but Rome's rather dirty and hard to navigate. i haven't really met any people while i've been here so i did all the sights alone which was ok. i'm completely in awe by all my surroundings i mean it's seriously just so surreal i've read about the Colosseum and never thought i would ever see it and now i have. it's just incredible!

But i would have to say that by far the Vatican was my favorite place in rome, it was soo beautiful that i actually cried (and as you all know i don't cry). but i've never seen anything as lovely as Saint Peter's Basilicain my life it just takes your breathe away the skill and detail that were placed into this church are amazing. so that's it for now i hope that you're all well i'm off to lucca tomorrow so ciao until later!

Posted by GraceD 12:45 Archived in Italy

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