Weekend trip to Rome

I chatted with a friend and suddenly mentioned in a joke that we should go to Rome for a coffee ☕️ .

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Well.. the joke didn’t last long as everything turned into more serious discussion and preparations were being made. In the day after I took my flight from Barcelona to Venice, Italy. Once there, my friend would pick me up and we would drive towards Rome. As saying goes: “All roads lead to Rome.”
Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport
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On our way to Rome we made a stop in Florence.
Florence
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Where we were offered many spectacular views, one of them being the Florence Cathedral. "Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower". It was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to a design of Arnolfo di Cambio and was structurally completed by 1436, with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
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The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink, bordered by white, and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival façade by Emilio De Fabris.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
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Moving forward we arrived to the Ponte Vecchio ("Old Bridge"). It is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River. It is noted for the shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers, tanners, and farmers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers, and souvenir sellers.
Ponte Vecchio
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Here she climbed onto the wall..
Ponte Vecchio
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..to make her first spontaneous photo of our trip 📸 .
Ponte Vecchio
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And started laughing afterwards.. god knows why 😳.
Ponte Vecchio
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Finally it was time for our first coffee ☕️ in so called “hipster place” named La Ménagère.
La Ménagère
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The coffee was really good (Flat white in particular) and the coffee shop itself was decorated with lots of interesting plants 🌱 that gave it a unique atmosphere.
La Ménagère
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Just before we left Florence we found this street photo booth, where she posed with some kisses (girls tend do that when posing for pictures).
Via dell'Agnolo
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Photo booth even managed to produce these barely visible gorgeous photos 😑.
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After we finally arrived to Rome and settled everything in our hotel, it was already dark and the perfect time for our dinner 🤤.
Rome
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On our way to the restaurant we passed two main attractions, one being Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini and several others. Standing 26.3 metres (86 ft) high and 49.15 metres (161.3 ft) wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. The fountain has appeared in several notable films, including Roman Holiday (1953), the eponymous Three Coins in the Fountain (1954), Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960), and The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003).
Trevi Fountain
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And Pantheon which is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings, in large part because it has been in continuous use throughout its history and, since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been in use as a church dedicated to "St. Mary and the Martyrs" but informally known as "Santa Maria Rotonda". The Pantheon is a state property, managed by Italy's Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism through the Polo Museale del Lazio; in 2013 it was visited by over 6 million people.
Pantheon
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When we reached the restaurant of our choice, we went for old good Italian pasta 🇮🇹🍝 and a “bótL” of white wine 🥂. *B&W photo would undersell the food
Mimì e Cocò
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Afterwards we went just across the street for the famously best tiramisu 🍮 in town. To be honest my mother’s tiramisu is the best, but I’ve never imagined that I would ever find one that comes this close 😱. Also my friends expression tells a thousand words 🤣🤤.
Two Sizes
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After exhausting 1m of walking, we went for another bótL (internal joke) of wine, where I surprised her with pre-birthday celebration 🎉 (with shittiest tiramisu in town 💩 ). They even forgot to give us the forks 🍴 😐 and the worst thing of all is that they used Comic Sans font 😱, unforgivable! Well.. got reminded again that sometimes the more you try, the less you get ✌️😁. Location: The shittiest place in town, Rome.
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Our first day was coming to a close and on our way back to the hotel the police was👮‍♀️... ok, let’s skip this part... 🙈
Rome
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The very next day, we decided to check out the Colosseum and we couldn’t be more amazed about the streets on the way there 🤩. I need to mention that the day was sunny ☀️ with summer vibes.
Rome
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