Flying Aer Lingus - Italy Day 1

Hello from Italy! My family and I have finally made it to Rome! It's my first time in Italy and I am so excited to see everything.  When I was deciding where to spend my spring semester it was between California or Italy.  From the architecture to the culture to the food Italy has always been on my "must travel to" list. 

There were no direct flights from Boston to Italy so we had a layover in Dublin. While I was waiting to board in Boston I thought I'd get some editing for my new blog done! There was no free wifi which was weird but thankfully I didn't need it to edit.  We flew Aer Lingus and boy did it make me wish we did a quick one day stop in Ireland.  I have to say Ireland is a great place to visit if you're looking for a new city.  I went last year and if you're planning on going or thinking about it you can read my post here

After a long day of traveling we finally made it to our first destination - Rome! From the few hours that I've been here, everything is beautiful.  We're staying at Eitch Borromini which is where the Pope use to live back in the 1600's.  The floor we're staying on was actually his residence within the building! They just opened in September after being closed for a long time. When they first started renovations on the building it didn't even have electricity.  They had gas lamps in the hallway for light!  The balcony where the Pope use to talk to the people overlooks Piazza Navona. They have now transitioned it into one of the two balconies you can relax on. 

On top of the hotel they have the second balcony which is actually a rooftop that give you access to the city 360 degrees.  The lady said that they're the only hotel that offers this! The view is breathtaking and I don't think the pictures do it justice. 

The view from the top of the building at night. 

I'm telling you getting here is such a journey in itself.  I am not even sure what time it is right now.  We left Boston at 6 p.m. and got to Rome around 11 A.M their time.  Trying to stay up on the first day to kick the jet lag is tough!