Roma - Day 1

After two long days of travel we made it to Rome! We got in late on Saturday night and it took us a good hour to unlock our way through 3 different 1000-year-old doors to get into our apartment, but all is well and today was our first day of site-seeing. We are staying in Pigneto, which is a neighborhood just a tram-ride outside of the city center. It's pretty sketchy and full of junkies but home to some special restaurants, like Necci (delicious salmon sandwiches). 

After breakfast, we spent the day wandering with no real plan. We visited the Colosseum, the Pantheon, a bunch of random cobbled streets and the Trevi Fountain - which is closed for restoration (cool).  We ended our night with melon, prosciutto, veal and tiramisu and of course more wine. Good times.

Waiting for our flight to Rome.

Waiting for our flight to Rome.

Sleepy Yesse.

Sleepy Yesse.

Our sunny apartment in Pigneto, Rome.

Our sunny apartment in Pigneto, Rome.

Jesse J touring through the alleys

Jesse J touring through the alleys

Jesse almost got in a fight with this person. For real.

Jesse almost got in a fight with this person. For real.

Ready for a glass of wine.

Ready for a glass of wine.

There are 2,500 of these water fountains throughout the city. FRESH.

There are 2,500 of these water fountains throughout the city. FRESH.

The crows in Rome are white and black and very roman.

The crows in Rome are white and black and very roman.

Colosseum.

Colosseum.

One of many awkward language barrier moments.

One of many awkward language barrier moments.

Sleeping in (and learning Italian phrases I immediately forget under pressure).

Sleeping in (and learning Italian phrases I immediately forget under pressure).

Capitale.

Capitale.

Manbuntheon.

Manbuntheon.