My Trip to Rome - My Family Travels

   My family trip to Rome, Italy was one of the most influential trips I have ever been on. We had been staying at Camp Darby in Pisa, Italy for the week and were going on a ITT trip to Rome, provided by Camp Darby. The drive up to Rome was a scenic route, filled with beautiful towns and fields and fields of sunflowers. When we arrived in Rome, we walked straight to the Vatican City. While we searched around, trying to decide if we were going to wait in line to enter the actual Vatican City, a very strange thing happened to us. A lady was selling "fast passes" to enter the Vatican and told us they were associated with the Vatican. However, when we asked where their meeting point was, they said a coffee shop close to the Vatican. This made my parents decline the offer. Instead, we bought tickets and made our way to the Colosseum. On our way there, we saw a possible excavation site with many beautiful ruins. We then made it to the Colosseum. My father and I went all around the Coloessum and I was thinking the entire time how amazed I was by the fact that I was surrounded by history. I have always had a love for ancient Roman and Greek history, so seeing the actual Colosseum had a huge impact on my life. I felt very grateful that I had had the opportunity to come to Rome and see the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. After the Colosseum, we went to the Spanish Steps, which was another amazing thing for me because America's Next Top Model had done a photo shoot there. My mom had done a mini photo shoot of me there, which made me very happy. We then arrived at the Trevi Fountain and I was so happy for more than one reason. Firstly, because I got to make a wish in the fountain and because we were at a place that Hilary Duff herself had stood for the Lizzie McGuire Movie. On our way back to the bus, we stopped by a McDonalds designed like a Ancient Roman City and a shop selling earrings shaped like Facebook "like" symbol. Once we arrived on the bus, some adults were getting very upset at the movies that were being played on the way back. They finally put in a partially decent movie and we all tried to take pictures of the absolutely beautiful sunset before pulling into Camp Darby and returning to our room, where we fell asleep exahusted.

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