In the summer of 2014 we had some very special visitors from Texas, our family! They met us in Germany, then we flew all together to Rome for four days. I never actually wrote a post about it (shame, shame)! So of course almost two years later, the details are a little foggy…oops! However, I’ll still share some of the pics and how we spent our time. Enjoy!

We stayed in a two bedroom apartment and were within walking distance to the Colosseum. Not bad for a morning stroll…


We spent one day touring the colosseum. The big kids seemed to like it as much as the grown ups. Even our little girl enjoyed toddling around the ancient ruins. My biggest take away for visiting the colosseum is to pre-buy tickets online or purchase the Roma pass. Both of those should allow you to skip what can be a very long line at the entrance. On our first visit to the colosseum it was just my husband and I, we downloaded a free audio tour via Rick Steves. It was nice to get some more detailed information about what we were looking at. Highly recommend it!


After touring the colosseum, we walked a little further to the Trastevere neighborhood and this riverside strip of restaurants, market stalls, and entertainment. It can really be a lively area, lots to see and do. If you haven’t checked it out yet, put it on your list for next time!IMG_6119