My Love affair with…

ICE CREAM!!! Specifically, Italian ice cream!
I know, I know.. I’m still talking about Italy.. But how can you not, when it’s cold and the middle of February in Vilnius??
Anyway, back to my summer love- ice cream.
Before going to Rome, I searched online for the best ice cream in the city. The best was named “Giolitti”. What made me want to come here even more, was the fact that Michelle Obama visited this Gelaterie. And not only her, but many other celebrities.

Yes, I was hoping to run into Johnny Depp…

I wasn’t the only one who knew this gelaterie has the best ice cream. There were sooo many Chinese tourists there! Thank God I came earlier, as I would have waited in line with my watering mouth.
The price is the same as everywhere. 3 euros for a cone. If I convert this to the Lithuanian Litas, that is the most expensive ice cream cone I have ever had..But it certainly was worth it.

A Place of my Past

January. Winter. Snow storm. That’s all I need right now besides college finals… Oh, I wish it could be summer, so I wouldn’t have to do all of this homework and I could just go outside and not care that I have to put on 2 layers of clothes so I don’t freeze to death..Well, summer is only 6 months away.

To make myself feel better, I remember my summer in Rome.. It was so hot (that would be nice right now) and so fun to walk around a city with so much history even though I felt like crawling at times because my legs hurt soooooooo much!

I remember when I saw the Colosseum.. I couldn’t believe that I was standing next to it and then later inside it! It was surreal! If you want to beat the crowds, go earlier in the morning. Or you could go to the Forum first then to the Colosseum because the one ticket is valid two days for both! And if you are under 18 and have a passport from one of the countries of the European Union, you can get in for free!

Rome has so much history and art. To save time and money, my family and I visited every single church and basilica in the city. All of them have great art by the best artists. The only museum I would recommend is the Vatican Museum. But make sure to buy tickets in advance on the internet so you could be the crowds..And I mean crowds..At 9 am the line was about a mile long!

The one thing I am upset about is that this Rose Garden which is opposite of the Circo Massimo is only open during the months of May and June… But you can see the garden from the outside of the gates so if you don’t want to spend money on a ticket, go durin any other month and you are sure to catch a glimpse of a rose bush!

Oh…. Rome… I miss you so much.. I know I will visit this beautiful city again.. And not because I threw a coin into the Trevi fountain!