After coming to Basel , for past 2 years we have been thinking of visiting Italy at least Rome and finally we decided to go for a vacation before Xmas. I think that was the best time we chose for it.
We were all set and ready , expecting a kind of rainy and sunny weather in Rome. When we got out of the airport , it was sunny , and with our heavy jackets on , it was impossible ,but we had no time to waste as the train to the city was leaving in few minutes, we ran to catch it , and luckily we got it.
From the train station , we had to catch a metro, and we were searching for the metro station all over ,the place, its was crowded .As we moved down towards the underground metro stations , it was like a big crowd.
As we saw the group , we never thought to catch the first metro, since the doors were opened for just few seconds and we never had plans to get lost in the city. 🙂
After reaching the hotel and freshening up we walked to see Colosseum ,an ancient amphitheater, it was looking awesome in the night sky with a full moon in the background shining in the night sky.
The next days were busy, we decided not to get lost in the city so took a local connection for internet and with the navigator we moved through the city. Seriously technology is so advanced , else going through not so crowded roads in Rome , we must have got lost long before .
We visited the Vatican city, it was a marvelous view from the top of the tour bus , couldn’t believe we were there for a moment . The inside view was breathtaking , the Sistine chapel ,, as it was a sacred place , silence has to maintained , but , we need not force ourselves to be silent, the paintings all over the place, is so breathtaking view that , we wish to stand there and keep looking at it.
Them we visited the Spanish steps , the Trevi fountain and many more . It was not a big surprise to find a crowd over there in any place we visit ,it was all worth visiting. We roamed around Rome 🙂 , while our camera never stopped clicking .Everything I see around was magnificent m even the remains of the building and statues were having its own beauty.
The funny thing was about the lift in the buildings , it was like a wooden cupboard and had not much space in it to stand.That was the only means to go up and down the building , at first I was scared to get in , but thinking about climbing 5 floors was tiring so didn’t think much about the danger. 🙂
The final day we sat in the open bus tour and roamed around the city , had a bad lunch and then boarded the train. The long queue waiting for the train tickets was too boring, but then I noticed there was quick ticket counter ,and I saw two- three men walking around the same place, at first I thought it was someone from the railways to guide people. But to my surprise, i noticed them searching for something in the tray below , where the balance coins fall. 🙂
The fun filled journey ended up at the airport with a sundae from McDonald and then it was time to fly back. When we reached Basel, it was raining and cold , it was totally different from Rome , an isolated airport with countable number of people around.