Throwback Thursday: Rome, Italy

Surreal.
Since I've been slow to get the blog updated, I thought I'd get in on the "Throwback Thursday" action with a few photos from our summer trip to Italy. Enjoy these iPhone snaps from our amazing time in the ancient city of Rome...

Eating gelato with Pope Francis...literally.

Thanks to Anthony Bourdain's "The Layover," we were able to score a free buffet at this
Italian hotspot (Freni E Frizioni).
Tip: Hit up the Trastevere neighborhood for a younger, more eclectic vibe.
Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)
Tip: Go at night. 
Looking out from Castel Sant'Angelo.
"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

Pantheon
Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)
Tip: If you like to shop, this is basically the gateway to Rome's version of Rodeo Drive.
"Mimmo" also known as the "Pizza Runner" featured in "Spirit of the Marathon II."
Side note: Mimmo was so excited we had seen the movie, he gave us a free shot of Limoncello (the liquor Italy is known for), two pens from his restaurant (they say Pizzeria Il Podista on them) and a signed postcard. Such a sweet man, and his pizza was incredibly delicious!
If you're a runner or a big fan of "Spirit of the Marathon," (I or II)  definitely make this a stop.
 It's well worth the walk, and I gotta say, "Mimmo" made our trip! 
Vittoriano Museum Complex
Litres of vino! 
Once again, thanks to Anthony Bourdain this was our favorite meal in Italy.
We loved it so much we had it twice.
Tip: Cacio e Pepe is cash only. Sit outside.
Photo credit: Casey
Colosseum
Can you imagine walking by this everyday? 
Tip: When traveling to Rome, pack a water bottle. They have public water fountains everywhere!
And no, we did not get sick from drinking their water (surprisingly, I've been asked that a couple times).
A little obsessed.
The history of Rome is hard to fathom because our country is just so, so, young. 
The view from atop Castel Sant'Angelo
The view from the top of the dome at St. Peter's Basilica
Absolutely, breathtaking.
Smallest. Car. Ever.
What a stud muffin
Caffé
We vow to return.
We think going back for the Rome Marathon (Maratona di Roma) may be on our "bucket list."
Who's with us?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO ROME OR ITALY? IF SO, WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE TRIP?

IF YOU COULD PACK YOUR BAGS AND GO ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?

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