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I have dreamt of going abroad ever since I was 16. I always knew I        wanted to go somewhere in Europe but I wasn’t sure where. My older brother studied abroad in Spain. He came back loving it so much that I knew I had to study there too.


Studying in Barcelona, it is so easy to travel to different cities over the weekends.

My very first trip I took was to Rome, Italy. Trying to see a whole city in 3 days is tough but I can definitely say I saw basically the whole city. Rome is a lot bigger than Barcelona, Rome is 496 miles. Barcelona is only 39 miles.

The very first place I went to when I was in Rome was Vatican City. We went through the whole Vatican museum and it was amazing. The most amazing part about the museum, in my opinion, was the Sistine Chapel. The ceilings were the most incredible thing to look at.


Michael Angelo is one of the most impressive artists of all time. The detail and hard work he must have had to put into the Sistine Chapel is unimaginable.

In Vatican City, we also visited St. Peter’s Basilica. I have to say that the Basilica completely topped the Sistine Chapel. The construction of the Basilica started in 1506 and wasn’t completed until 1626 which is much longer than the construction took for the Sistine Chapel. The construction of the Sistine Chapel began in 1473 and wasn’t finished until 1483. St. Peter’s Basilica is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City. The architects who constructed the Basilica were Michele Angelo, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Raphael and a few others.


The inside of the St. Peters Basilica was absolutely breathe taking. I climbed up 551 stairs to get to the top of the Basilica. The view was beyond worth it though.


The food was also so amazing. Two restaurants in particular really stood out. For dinner one night I went to Taverna Trilussa. I had spaghetti carbonara and my friend had ravioli and it was absolutely delicious.

If you are ever in Rome I definitely recommend going to Taverna Trilussa. I also recommend going to Dar Poeta. I walked inside and did not expect it to be so amazing. But I have to say, I have never had such incredible pizza before. dar-poetapizzaThis is the pizza I ordered and it tasted just as good as it looks.

If you are ever in Europe I definitely recommend going to Rome. It is an amazing city. There is so much to see. Once you think you’ve seen it all, you’ll realize you haven’t.