Italia: Part 2

After our long day at the Vatican, we headed here: 
{Il Colosseo}

We were beyond excited to visit The Coliseum on this trip, especially my man-friend.
He was going to make me watch Gladiator since I’d never seen it (I know, I know).
Anyway…
It was incredible! The sheer size of it (insert “that’s what she said” joke here),
the gravity of what went on there, how it could still be standing after all these centuries…
all of it was incredible. 

 perhaps a different leg angle would have been more appropriate…

And the Arch of Constantine
just across the way… 

We could have spent hours here, but it was closing and we were starving… 
So we took a long walk then headed to dinner. 
The FOOD post next!
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Italia: Part 1

{The Vatican}
So we could accomplish as much in our 48 hours of Rome as possible, 
we snagged spots in a local tour group 
so we could bypass the longest line I’ve ever seen in my life. 
Zoom! 
The museum was beautiful! 

So many beautiful painted ceilings

This one’s for you, Tango! 

Fun with statues…
We were all sporting sah-weet mini speakers so we could hear our tour guide over the 800 other tour guides talking simultaneously. 

These look like sculpted ceilings, but they’re painted
#skills

Oh hey there… 

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Suggestions for Roma?

It’s way more fun to say “Italia” and “Roma”
so that’s how I’ll be referring to them from here out. 
We know we really want to see the Coliseum, the Spanish Steps, and Vatican City. 
We’ve been told to go to the Coliseum and the Spanish Steps at night
(for fewer tourists, better lighting, etc)
and then we’ll probably hit up Vatican City on our 2nd day. 
We only have a couple days here in Roma so we’re open to any 
“off the beaten path” sights/scenes. 
Who’s been? Got any recommendations for us? 
(High five to those of you who suggested places via twitter!)
Grazie! 
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Soooo I’m going to Italy today. NBD.

For all of you thinking I’ve got the best job in the world, one that sends me all over the world, think again. Mine is great, but just sends me on domestic trips. My man-friend has the one that sends him out internationally. He’s getting sent to Italy, all expenses paid. I’m just tagging along, thankfully on our airline miles and my credit card points! It’s a quick 5 day trip, but that doesn’t mean I’m not excited beyond belief. Italy has been on my travel wish list for quite a few years now and I’m finally getting to go! And I’m most-likely going to pay for it in jet-lag currency for about the next two weeks. I was traveling all last weekend for work and only had Monday and Tuesday home before leaving this morning. This meant squeezing in clients, classes, and housework into 48 hours… which left me very little time to actually prep for my trip. All this (except for the nails) happened at about 11pm last night… 
Prep for Italy included the following: 
{Step 1}
Getting my nails done. 
I tried to pick the most “Italy” color I could find.

{Step 2}
Making a Pandora station of Dean Martin’s Mambo Italiano
so I could jam all night (and this morning) to cheesy  Italian  Italian-American songs… 

{Step 3}
Start the packing with the most vital item. 
{Step 4}
Trying on the important pieces of the wardrobe, 
i.e., the fancy dinner dresses. 
Thanks for this amazing dress, Amanda! 
#cantgowrongwithblacklace
{Step 5} 
Late night accessorizing.:

{Step 6}
 Refrain from opening the bottle Chianti…
 it was nearly midnight.

I’ll be back in a few days but am hoping to blog from there at least once! 
Follow on Instagram @fitwithflash if you want. ; ) 
Ciao! 
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Spidatter: Travel Guest Post!

While our girl Ami is coasting through life on a far better continent,
can someone please explain to me why NASA hasn’t gotten its shit together yet and invented teleportation…?
Because then I’d be here—

Positano, Italy
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Positano, Italy
Positano, Italy
Erica, the best (and craziest 🙂 traveling companion known to man…and my happy little self.
I’d also probably weight 20 pounds more than I do now, thanks to the absolutely ridiculous pesto and Limoncello options…  Life is SO hard!
Flash we hop you are having the absolute best time. Don’t work out too much.
 
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