roman holiday

January 27, 2010
sort of.

i flew into rome before i came to florence, so i had seen a little bit of it already. i returned this past weekend because my school sponsored a trip to rome and although i wasn't too excited to go back to begin with, i'm glad that i did because i got to see a lot of things that i missed the first time:

going INSIDE the colosseum.

walking through the roman forum
(ps- these last two are pretty much a classicist's dream, even if i am a hellenist)

and last but not least...
our school organized a private tour of the vatican museum.
when i found out about this, i thought we were just going to
have a private tour guide and walk around with other little groups.

completely private.
as in after the museum is closed.
and we are the only ones there.

these ceilings were to die for

the halls of the vatican museum

rafael's school of athens (!)

and la capella sistina,
or the sistine chapel
(these sistine chapel photos weren't allowed. i'm terrible, but i couldn't help myself)

the whole time i was in rome,
i wanted to take photos at

but i needed someone to play the
gregory peck to my audrey hepburn.

maybe if i come back with david?

thanks, rome.


  1. That is amazing! Thanks for sharing those lovely pictures, glad you had a good time :)

  2. my stars. the history is amazing.

  3. Gave me chills!!
    How lovely!

    <3 Grace.

  4. the photos are amazing! I can't wait to visit myself one day.

  5. Ahh, so fun! I have pictures of Rome.. but I'm 1 and a half. SO... not too many memories! :D

  6. so jealous! hopefully ill get there next year :)

    p.s. i left you a little something on my blog!

  7. omg you are so lucky, I'm so jealous!!! you travel a lot! your pics are lovely!! great post!

  8. Wow NEAT! I've never seen Roman Holiday, by the way. Maybe I should? You seem to be enjoying your time there. Lucky girl!

  9. SO amazing! I cant wait to take a trip there

  10. i studied a year in America about Egypt, and Rome and Greece-and omG seeing these pictures brings back those memories. The class I took was amazing-maybe because we had this super cool guy for our professor. I'd love to see the Colosseum and the rest in person someday. InshaAllah. :)

  11. oh my goodness, how incredible!!
    i now want to watch roman holiday again! :)

  12. Wow... so amazing... & your photos are incredible x