Being in Rome was so, so, great. It was really a lot more fun than I had expected. We got up early and headed over to the Pallentine. It turns out that this was the perfect place to skip the lines and buy our tickets for all the attractions in Rome. So we walked around the beautiful ruins,
without all the busy crowds. It was really wonderful. We found this great spot, up some stairs, where you could overlook the Collesum. We stopped some people and asked them to take some photos of us - and it turned out to be the best, most cliche photo of our entire
trip, and we took it on the first day! I think we look really relaxed, and like we are enjoying the sun! We walked a long path all around the ruins. It was a great, huge place, full of history. We walked around for ages before heading out into the rest of Rome.