Wednesday, March 23, 2011

When in Rome

I'm back from my awesome honeymoon, and I wanted to share a few tidbits I learned a lot about Italy's gorgeous cities:

"Grazie" is pronounced Gratzie-eh, not Gratz-e. When you say it wrong, they judge you.

When you're visiting the Vatican, and you want a delicious lunch, don't go to the Vatican cafeteria. More specifically, don't try to order meat when you're at the cafeteria on a Friday during Lent. Again, they judge you. And then give you half-frozen spinach.

Women's bathrooms don't have toilet seats. Be prepared to hover.

Get used to random vendors saying "Hey guys!" to you constantly. Apparently they believe this is the quintessential American phrase.

All of the best places to eat are away from major tourist spots. And just because a place is cheaper than others doesn't mean the food won't be as good. Some of the best meals we had were from middle-of-the-road restaurants.

If you see a fat person, a loud person or a poorly dressed person, it's almost certain that they are American. You will become embarrased by your fellow countrymen.

I had an amazing time on the trip, but I missed my Chicago. Glad to be back! :)


  1. Sounds like ya'll had an amazing time!! Rome is definitely one of those places you have to visit in your life time...but maybe one time is enough :) Haha. Oh, and my husband likes to claim that he might have been one of the few people to throw up in the Vatican. He got sick off some other food, and thankfully made it to the restroom, but still. He is thinking of getting a shirt made to commemorate his time there! Haha, can't wait to see pics!

  2. hahah.. if you see a loud person or a fat person.. so so sad.

    glad you had a great time in italy!!!! now lets see lots of photos :)
    xoxo jcd:: cornflake dreams