Day 45 Sorrento to Rome

Day 45-  Transition days are always a little difficult!  It is hard to say goodbye to a place that you have come to love, and have to move on.  Well, and let’s be honest here…it is hard to pack all your crap up, load the car, clean the apartment, make sure your not forgetting anything…and then say goodbye..

But today we were excited, because we were off to Rome!  Rome is a city that I have always dreamed of visiting!  I have seen it in countless movies, read about it’s amazing history, seen pictures of it’s historic places…now it was my turn to go!

As we approached Rome, I could feel the butterflies in my tummy, almost like I was nervous…and then we got into the city and I realized why I had butterflies in my tummy….it was my natural defense system getting me ready to drive in Rome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, narrow streets, semi lanes, aggressive and chaotic drivers in Sorrento…. they do not hold a candle to Rome!  I had a feeling it was going to be mayhem…but oh boy it was MAYHEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like a drivers ed video on crack…crazy pedestrians with secret death wishes, Vespas swarming around like gnats in your face, drivers that turn in front of you just because, lanes…but no lanes…you just drive where you want, roads that split and go one way…unless someone needs to go the opposite direction…because then they just do!  If this rant seems crazy…it doesn’t hold a candle to driving in Rome!

When we actually reached our apartment in one piece, we were so relieved!  The apartment was cute, clean, and cozy!  The lady who owns it, Antonella was super nice and friendly.  She took the time to go over transportation, restaurants, and suggestions on sight seeing!  Air BnB is a wonderful thing actually, especially when you are traveling for a long time, on a budget, and with a family!  Our apartment was right down the street from the Colosseum…you could see it from the front of the apartment.  It was almost like a mirage…a dream to see these piece of history right there next to you!

We dropped our stuff off, and immediately set out to sight see!  We walked around until dark…just looking around and soaking it all in!  That night we went to an inexpensive pizzeria that our host suggested…it was plain, simple, and full of Italians (always a good sign)…and it did not disappoint!  We went to bed that night, happy, full, and excited to see what the next day would bring!!