It was so sad to leave Florence, but we were really looking forward to exploring the historic city of Rome. We took a sweaty metro ride to the stop closest to our next apartment in Rome. As we made our way around the crowds of commuters, we walked up the steps and exited the Colosseo metro station. We walked up the stairs to exit the station, and right before us stood a 2,000-year-old stone structure in the middle of a surrounding modern city.
It's hard to narrow down all that we did in two weeks into a few posts. We had so much fun on our first international trip. Being in Italy made me realize even more just how young our country is in comparison. Italy is so deeply rooted in their art, history, and culture, and I envy that. In the United States, we have a melting pot of hundreds of different cultures, which is a wonderful thing. However, there's something about being in a culturally and historically rich country that I love. A place where ancient ruins are around every corner, and streets look the same way they did during the Renaissance. I think I've officially been bitten by the travel bug, and I can't wait to have another adventure!