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Day One: Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon
After settling in to our Airbnb and having lunch we headed to the Trevi Fountain. Little did we know it was currently under construction so there wasn't much to see.
From here we walked to the Pantheon.
After the Pantheon we continued to walk around the area coming across the Spanish Steps, shopping and various lesser known points of interest like the building pictured below.
Day Two: Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast
On our second day we took an all day, 14hr tour of the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii. It's a 3 hour drive from Rome to the first stop, Amalfi Coast. You stop along the way for breakfast and various view points to take pictures so the time doesn't seem as long. We also took some naps since we had to wake up at the crack of dawn.
We spent about an hour walking around Amalfi admiring the coastline, homes tucked within the mountains, and the architecture.
After Amalfi it takes 45mins to get to town of Positano. Here we had free time to walk the shops, get lunch on our own and hang out at the beach.
After leaving Positano it took us one hour to drive to Pompeii. Here we spent two hours with a guided tour learning all out this infamous city buried by ash from an eruption of a nearby volcano.
Seeing the ruins from something that occurred in 79 AD was a very unique experience and well worth the long journey.
Day Three: St. Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel, The Vatican, and the Colosseum
On our last day in Rome we took two half day tours. Our morning tour was to the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. I highly recommend this tour of the Vatican as without a tour you could be in line for hours.
After getting lunch and resting a bit from our morning tour we headed to our afternoon Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour. Our tour started with a tour of the Roman Forum which is next to the Colosseum.
The tour of the Colosseum includes a behind the scenes tour that a regular ticket will not get you. We were able to go below ground to explore the Colosseum’s tunnels, chambers and pits. The tour also allows access to walk on the floor itself which is restricted to private tours.