T Form Rome Trip 2019

T Form Rome Trip 2019

Thirty-Four excited T Formers set off on Monday 4th March for Ciampino Airport in Rome.
After a short journey into the city, we checked in, allocated bedrooms and had supper. We decided that the best start to our exploration of Rome would be an evening gelato, and where better to have this than the famous Trevi Fountain. There were so many varieties to choose from and it was an amazing experience to perch on the side of this very famous fountain and take in the sounds and sights of the city.

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T Form Rome Trip 2019

After a sound night’s sleep and delicious breakfast, our first stop was to the Colosseum and Forum, stopping off to marvel at the golden ceiling of the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore on the way. These locations wowed us all; we could feel the history in these astonishing places. Our busy morning was rounded off with a lunch stop, which, as we were in Rome, simply had to be pizza

T Form Rome Trip 2019

We spent the afternoon at the Baths of Caracalla, the second largest bathhouse facility in ancient Rome. Here were able to admire what is left of the beautiful mosaics and incredibly high walls.

T Form Rome Trip 2019

The following day, after a refreshing sleep and fortifying breakfast, we hopped on the train for the 20-minute journey to Ostia Antica. The city’s name comes from the Latin word, ostium, meaning mouth, because during ancient times the city was located at the mouth of the River Tiber.

T Form Rome Trip 2019

Sitting in the ancient amphitheatre we scanned the ruins of Ostia, letting our imaginations take us back 2,000 years to the days when this was ancient Rome’s seaport, a thriving commercial centre and home to thousands of people. This wonderful day was rounded off with, yes, you guessed it, another gelato!

T Form Rome Trip 2019

Thursday dawned bright and clear and we set off to a local supermarket. Using our knowledge of Italian and with the help of calculators, we budgeted for our lunch. Our next stop from here was to the wonders of Vatican City and specifically St Peter’s Basilica, which was built between 1506 and 1626. There was an amazing proliferation of gold, marble, statues and alters, and we really enjoyed spotting the Barberini bees.

T Form Rome Trip 2019

After lunch, we headed off for shopping spree, buying gifts and mementos from our trip. We saw the Bridge of Angels and walked through the Piazza Navona, stopping to look at the Egyptian obelisk on our way to the Pantheon, which was such a grand sight. Built thousands of years ago, It is still has the largest unsupported dome in the world.

T Form Rome Trip 2019

On our last day, we were able to squeeze in a visit to the Spanish Steps before leaving for the journey home. What an amazing experience we had, with stories and memories that will last a lifetime.

T Form Rome Trip 2019

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