Day 13: Battle of the Flu

Today we both woke up really feeling terrible. Our slowly evolving sickness was full blown today … but at least we were feeling like đź’©together.

We eventually got out of bed and headed to the Colosseum. Everything in Rome seems huge when you finally see it in person. The Colosseum was no exception. The history of this building could be felt while touring its corridors and climbing its stairs. You could feel the immenseness of the building and the bloody spectacle that took place here.


We took a pedicab to the Pantheon because we were so tired already today. Here are some of sites along the way.


Then walked to the Pantheon, a great architectural marvel that Marissa has been wanting to see since architecture school.

We were starving after the Pantheon and decided to have dinner at one of the cute restaurants surround the plaza.  We could sit outside with a nice heating lamp and watch the energy of the city while we ate.  It was perfect.


We walked to the Trevi Fountain on the way back to our room.  The square around the fountain was packed.   Everyone throwing coins  to make a wish and taking selfies.  Of course, we did both as well.  When the fountain is open roughly €3,000 is thrown into it every day as people follow the tradition of throwing coins over their shoulders. The legend holds that a coin thrown into the fountain will ensure a return to Rome.




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