When in Rome
Back in December I went on a girls' short break to Rome with 5 friends.
It was the first visit to the Eternal City for all of us and we were not quite sure what to expect. Obviously we had researched and read up on as much information as we could before the trip but the reality was such a revelation.
It is only when you are there up close and personal with the remnants of the ancient Romans that you fully appreciate the term *history*.
To be able to walk around inside the Colosseum and along the path of the Forum, to tread (literally) in the footsteps of Julius Caesar et al, is quite an experience - well, it was for me.
I wouldn't call Rome a beautiful city as such, but its sense of history and fascinating collection of ancient and renaissance architecture alongside each other make it a place not to be missed.
We walked all around the city each day, 6-7 hours a day, and only touched the surface.