What to See in Rome Holiday

good morning world how are you doing right now I am in Rome Italy I’m here with the lovely Carrie rod my beautiful girl so Marco and I just wrapped our shoot up in the Shetland Islands he’s headed over to the Basque Country to go on a foodie adventure and I am here in Italy with Carrie she’s been here trying to figure out her Italian citizenship for the last couple of weeks travelling around with her mom so good it was so neat to come back here and see family my family lives in NOLA which is southern Italy and it was so cool to just reconnect with everybody in I don’t know traveling with your mom and your 30s is fun and we had a really good time you’re not 30 yet though you’re 29 but I’m just rounding up we don’t have a lot of time here in Rome unfortunately we only have today because tomorrow we’re gonna be renting a car and we’re gonna be road tripping up through Tuscany trying to hit all of the hot springs there’s a bunch of hot springs up there and then we’re gonna head up to Venice and try to catch the tail end of Carnival so it’s gonna be fun it’s gonna be really mellow we’re gonna keep these vlogs pretty straightforward but we have some exploring to do so let’s go explore Valley   [Applause]   running water everyone the more we never stopped and we forget we control Colosseum couple of quick facts I’m not gonna go in there it’s extremely crowded it’s one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world but it was built by the Emperor’s in the Flavian dynasty so in the first century AD the Colosseum was erected it was built over Emperor Nero’s kind of Palace you know it’s been like the blueprint for sports stadiums ever since it’s kind of the quintessential arena it was used for lots of stuff but probably most famously for gladiatorial battles lots of time against animals but sometimes on special occasions people first people so if you have seen the movie Gladiator you kind of understand what it’s all about there’s a saying bread and circus is what keeps the people happy you don’t want to have revolts you don’t have revolution you keep the population well-fed you keep them entertained and blood sport back then was the best way to do that [Applause]   [Applause]   there’s lots of hustlers in Rome there’s tons of pickpockets be aware be alert but everybody speaking to us in Spanish I don’t know if I look a Spaniard but is near Spaniard when oh no [Applause]   flashlight that is we’ve now running with the walls breaking or   well while it might not look like much today this was the suitable muscle on the circus maximus the chariot racing arena where an her would have been competing if you’ve seen that movie then you know what I’m talking about if you haven’t it’s a classic you should check it out they believed that this arena could have held around 250,000 people and what’s even crazier is that it’s been around since the 6th or 7th century BC was believed to have been built by the fifth king of Rome there were supposedly seven kings of Rome before Rome became a republic it was a monarchy and after it was a republic it was an empire but there’s just way too much history to take in here Rome is basically a giant open-air museum gotta use your imagination maybe 2,000 years ago 250,000 people were sitting here snacking on foie gras and watching the chariot races just like a day at the Del Mar fair easy   [Applause]   [Applause]   that back there is Constantine’s arch now Constantine made the Roman Empire Christian and that is kind of like what he went into the history books for he’s the first Christian emperor of Rome and when Rome became Christianized everything changed right now this whole area that we’re in is kind of the heart of ancient Rome over there is the forum the forum was where when new laws were made somebody would go up to the rostra and announce it to the public but it’s pretty cool like just walking around here even though it’s super crowded even though there’s tons of tourists it really does kind of take you back to letting you imagine what it would have been like it’s so crazy to look at the Colosseum and imagine what it was like I don’t know if I would want to be sitting there watching what happens there was so much blood but it’s cool to imagine so you would wanna see       something that’s very easy to overlook but is super important there’s free public fountains all over the city one of the most lasting elements of Roman culture are the aqueducts and the aqueducts are almost everywhere in the Roman world there’s still ruins of these amazing aqueducts some of which that span hundreds of miles they were built at a slope ever so slightly that the water would flow naturally from very far away into the city feed the backs that the Rome in the leaf would wash in and the fountains that all of the regular people would drink from and it’s pretty crazy they still have a lot of those fountains flowing and the water a snacks   know some stuff what a bummer you gotta know you were gonna what you want drink pina colada I got it found a chill little Plaza nice and quiet nobody here subdued selling paninis and beers so we got a Anini and about Oney it’s like 2:00 in the afternoon supposed to rain in about an hour so we’re gonna try to squeeze in as much as we can and tell them so it’s like 3:00 in the afternoon which is very late to be eating lunch in Italy most of the restaurants closed but we found this cute little spot called the vino steely at food and wine it’s low wine bar it’s totally packed right now so we’re eating at the bar but we’ve ordered like a beef ragu pasta compared to salad two glasses of vino   well that place wasn’t really see on Sam magnifico super super good what we’re gonna do as the Italians do and head back to the Airbnb right here and have a little snooze II this could be the world’s smallest elevator how are you gonna fit your back if you have claustrophobia yep no I can’t even turn around I have a bag I guess I’ll just close it maybe I just need under ammo   every key in Italy so far has looked like this which i think is so cool because it feels so old-school but this actually isn’t the right key do you want to use it anyway that’s so in the gate welcome to our little humble home and nap time   [Applause]   that was a nice little nap and the first thing that I said when we laid down the bed way I’m ready for my pasta but first we are going to take this bottle of Prosecco to the Colosseum and just sit while the Sun sets that was like a last minute choice and I’m glad we’re doing it   alright ladies and gentlemen that was 24 hours in Rome in all honesty it was more like six hours running around Rome but we did the most that we could in this day I think we did I think we did pretty good I mean do it in a day you have to have more than one day in Rome totally at least three but like they said rome wasn’t built in a day and it sure as hell wasn’t explored in one so if you enjoyed this video you know what to do give it a big thumbs up share with your friends subscribe turn on notifications make sure you subscribe to Carrie’s channel and stay tuned because we’re going to be heading tomorrow up to Tuscany for hot springs hilltop villages wine so we’re gonna finish this bottle of Prosecco finish the sunset in the meantime remember to stay curious keep exploring and we will see you on the road peace Joe but uh nothing

Published by Sasha Kuznetsov

Traveling is my life. Visiting new places is my hobby. Meet new faces is my dream

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