We visited the Colosseum today, which is only a short walk from our hotel. Both Blaine and I were not feeling so well, and with the baby and everything, it's the only site we managed today. Well, that, and we ate some really delicious porchetta sandwiches on the sidewalk. I caught this shot on the walk back during golden hour. #rome #italy #vacation #travel #colosseum


Today, we visited Vatican City. The museums are a labyrinth of priceless art, and there is so much to see that it's impossible to appreciate everything in one day. From architecture, to sculpture–it's kind of over-stimulating. Plus, it is so crowded in there. I can't even imagine what it's like when it's not the off-season. #vatican #italy #vacation #travel #art #architecture #rome


We didn't do too much in Rome today. We tried to go see the Trevi Fountain, but it was dry and under restoration. In the afternoon, I met up with the beautiful Barbara to do a photo shoot at the Villa Cellimontana. She is an American Tribal Style belly dancer here in Rome, with grace and a kind spirit. I am so grateful to have this opportunity to photograph a dancer on the other side of the world! Truly a dream fulfilled! #bellydance #ats #tribalstyle #italy #vacation #rome #bellydancer #travel


We had a really good lunch at Cacio e Pepe, one of the restaurants featured in the Rome episode of Anthony Bourdain's Layover series. I had, well, their Cacio e Pepe: a simple but glorious dish consisting of fresh, homemade pasta, cheese, and pepper. #rome #italy #travel #food #cacioepepe


Sadly, it's our last night in Italy. Before its end, I challenged myself to take a night photo of the Colosseum. It's hard to get a good vantage point since it is always surrounded by people, and half of it is currently covered in scaffolding for restoration. I managed to catch this one during Blue Hour, and although it's not ideal, it sums up a Rome that I will remember–a bustling contradiction of the modern and the ancient–its people and lights reflected on the rain-slicked streets. What a beautiful place! #rome #italy #colosseum #vacation #travel #nightphotography #italia


After a hiccup in air travel related to electrical failure, we finally made it to our final destination: Rome, Italy! Here is the view from when we got into our hotel room this afternoon. #rome #italy #vacation #travel