Monday, 16 May 2011

First day in Rome!

It has been a long and adventurous day so far in Rome!  Very busy!  We started our journey in the very early hours of 3.30am and arrived in Italy on time where we headed straight for our hotel accompanied by our Italian guide- Norman!  We settled into our luxurious rooms and ate our well deserved lunch.  The afternoon kicked off with a short coach ride to the Treve fountain.  Here we threw our coins into the fountain and made a wish,  that we would all one day hopefully return to Rome.  This was also the site of our first Italian ice cream- today's flavour: crema and chocolate.  We then set on foot to explore all the ancient sites of Rome, including: the Spanish steps, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the extremely impressive Vatican City.  Sore feet-a plenty- we then finished off our afternoon in a typically Italian souvenir shop.  Is was then back to the hotel for a well earned rest, shower and change of clothes.  The day was made especially nice by the beautiful sunshine and the friendly Italian people (who were intrigued by the sea of Shavington Primary red t-shirts)

We are now off to a typical Italian restaurant for pasta, pork and panna cotta. 

We have had a fantastic first day so far and we are looking forward to a lovely meal tonight, a well deserved sleep ready to tour the Colosseum tomorrow.


Shavington Primary School said...

It looks like you have had a fantastic first day. Your red t-shirts look great in the Italian sunshine. Have a good rest tonight ready for another action packed day tomorrow.
Mrs Kinsey

Shavington Primary School said...

Wow, as if we weren't all jealous enough! Fab blog, fab photo's! Loving the fleeces-Shav on tour! The weather looks beautiful, I hope Mr Mitchell has got his sun cream on! Have a good nights sleep in your fancy hotel, enjoy and prepare for more ice cream tomorrow. Lots of love, take care.
Mrs Nicholls

Anonymous said...

Just checked out the pics.....Just FAB
We are so envious of you all
Shall be watching again tomorrow
Sleep tight......
The Chezzies x

Anonymous said...

Looks like you're having a great time in the sunshine, don't worry about us here in the cold and drizzle - no brain freeze from ice cream for us, just frost bite!
Bethany's Mum and Dad

Lisa ( Jack's mum) said...

Wow, it look's fantastic and don't you all look fantastic in your red tops .
Have a great time in that beautiful sunshine, as for us in Shavington it's time to put the cental heating on !!
Can't wait to see the piccies tonight xx