5 Days in Rome - Hannah Cooper
Rome is nicknamed ‘The eternal city’ and after spending 5 days there, I completely understand why. It gives the impression that it has stood since the beginning of time and is indestructible by nature. With historic ruins around every corner, it transports the viewer back in time whilst also being a bustling Italian city rich with culture and art.
During the 5 days I spent in Rome, I tried to see and take in as much as possible. We visited the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi fountain, Roman forum and even the Vatican on a Sunday morning to see the pope (Despite not being religious, this seemed like a must-do). Nothing disappointed. These places can be very touristy and busy, especially during high season, however it is possible to get away from the crowds and lose yourself in the historic beauty of it all.
The day that stood out most to me was our day trip to Pompeii. Pompeii is ruins of an ancient Roman city situated near the city of Naples. The city was lost, buried under thick ash and lava after Vesuvius erupted killing all those nearby in 79 AD. However, due to the nature of this catastrophe, it was very well preserved and has since been excavated, leaving us with tangible evidence of what once was.
Words and images by Hannah Cooper