By Kevin Lunt
My Trip to Rome Italy
Roma, as the Italians call it, is such an iconic place with so many famous landmarks and incredible things to see and history to ponder and take in, as well as delicious foods to savor. In fact, we dined at a restaurant that had a plaque by the entrance outside of the building, saying that it was the birthplace of fettuccine Alfredo! Our waiter went from table to table pushing a cart with a number of large fish on it. He would hold each one up and say what it was and describe it a bit and ask who wanted to try some of the fresh seafood selections. And can one visit Italy without having authentic gelato? I think not!
This Rome Italy package had a host for our club, which meant we had a meet and greet party the first day we arrived. Our group was probably about 15 people, if I remember correctly, from 5 different countries! So from the first day, we had made new friends from Malaysia, Finland and several other countries! How cool is that? I think we are all Facebook friends and several have told me to come and visit them, too!
Back to Rome….it seemed that everywhere you turn in Rome, there is something amazing to take a picture of….the Pantheon, the Coliseum, and the Roman Forum, which date back centuries; the Vatican with the Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore are simply stunning; Trevi fountain, the beautiful Altare della Patria (often referred to as “the wedding cake”)….I hate to name landmarks, because the list is extensive and I know I’d leave out a number of them! Its such a cool experience to personally see places that prior to visiting, you had only seen in text books or movies.
The Coliseum was amazing, with its sheer size and who can be there without flashbacks of Gladiator or another movie crossing their mind? Trevi fountain was a beautiful work of art, which while we were there, had some scaffolding and was under some renovation, which I know bummed a few people, but what can you do? We had a fun double-decker bus night tour, which was really cool seeing things at night, like the Vatican and the Coliseum.
Our host while in Rome was wonderful. We had a very open and flexible schedule for our time there. Michelle (our host), said we could participate in as much or as little of the group excursions and activities as we so desired. She also gave us some options, saying we can either go here or there during this time slot and had us vote for our preferences.
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Before being in this travel club the only parts of Europe I had seen were the insides of two airports, while en route to India and Africa! Since I have been able to experience two incredible cities in Europe within a span of 4 moths of each other and knock two items off my bucket list and as I mentioned previously, create some lasting close friendships with some amazing people all over the globe!!
I’ve made more friends sitting next to people on my flights to and from these trips and I even made a great friend that worked at our hotel in Rome, that I continue to be in contact with, thanks to Facebook.
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