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.