I just got back from my spring break vacation in Italy and Spain! A group of friends and I spent 10 fun filled days in Florence, Rome, and Barcelona!
There is no possible way I can recall every little detail of what we did but let me try to give an acceptable recap of all major events and my experiences in general.
1. REAL PIZZA IS THE FOOD OF THE GODS.
|Alex enjoying the typical meal...Pizza!|
2. FLORENCE IS BEAUTIFUL.
For some reason I never felt the need to go to Florence because Rome had always overshadowed it in my mind. But let me tell you, Florence is the best. The buildings and countryside around the city are really amazing. There aren't many taxis in Florence because its much smaller and is so walkable. We walked everywhere the entire time we were there. There is so much to see
|Il Duomo, Florence|
|A Ginger on the Ponte Vecchio|
3. ROME IS AMAZING, BUT IT MAKES YOUR HAIR SMELL.
I don't know why this was the case in Italy, but everyone's hair, including my own, smelled funky after being out in the city for a few hours. Even after a shower and scrubbing my hair with shampoo, there was still a faint smell of pollution and none of us could figure out a way to avoid it.
Aside from smelly head syndrome, Rome is really cool. I took the typical tourist route and took a bus tour of the city. I can't remember the names of the half the things I saw while on that tour but I took a copious amount of pictures of stuff that looked important or might at some point be on the Travel Channel.
My favorite sight to see in Rome was the Colosseum. I had to try really hard not to constantly quote Gladiator or Ben-Hur...I struggled- all I could think was: