On our way to the Philippines we had a 19 hour layover in Rome so we decided to make the most of it! We arrived in Rome at 8pm and grabbed a hotel downtown to crash before we went exploring the beautiful city.
We woke up at 5am and set off, first stop was the Foro Romano. We were both exhausted and I was dealing with getting over some food poisoning from the day before so the wake up call was a little bit harsh, but having the sights of Rome to ourselves made it all worth it.
We then rushed to the Colosseum while the light was still perfect, grabbed some grapes for a snack with a view and just relaxed while overlooking one of the world's ancient beautiful structures. We had each been here before, separately and a lot younger, but this time we really fell in love with the atmosphere and Rome itself. After our trip we both decided that we would come back because we wish we could have stayed longer, seen more, and slowed down a bit haha. But with no time to lose we made our way to the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and the Castel St Angelo.
And just as quick as it started, our 19 hours in Rome were over. We had spent a solid 5 hours exploring the city in the morning and were exhausted, so we went on to 2 more flights and then the Philippines!