Our last day in Rome was absolutely jam-packed. So we decided to start off the morning like all Italians: with pastry. This was my first of two cheats over the whole week. A pastry woven with chocolate and paired with fresh squeezed orange juice. Fresh orange juice is all over Europe and it's fabulous:)
I'm not going to lie, it was H.O.T. and we were at least lucky that it wasn't July and it wasn't 1 in the afternoon. Sweat dropped down my face pretty much all day long:)
We still had about a half hour before our tour so we walked around the top of the hill above the Forum and paid for an elevator trip to the top of the Altar of the Fatherland (Vitorio Emmanuel Monument). Hands down, the best view of Rome. We'd been wanting to get to the top of it for a couple days now, and it was finally our chance. In fact, the past couple nights we'd ended the days by sitting on the front steps and people watching (let's say Italian cops kind of reminded us of Jersey Shore playboys).
FINALLY, it was our time to meet for the tour:) We paid for the 3rd Ring and Underground tour so we could see the Coliseum from all angles! And it was totally worth it!
Dinner was going to be a fantastic feast of all vegan/vegetarian delicacies! It was also out by the Spanish Steps:) The sunset was amazing, and the food was fabulous. The view from the Spanish Steps would have been even more amazing if the stupid Indian sales creeps hadn’t been walking around with laser pointers and glow toys. Terribly annoying, and a huge culture killer.
Oh… but the meal! YUM!
And our final pictures from Rome! Ciao!