Three years ago, it was sunny. I remember. It was sunny but it was also colder than it is now.
Three years ago, it was a Sunday. I remember.
I remember because he suggested that we climb the Vittoriano and take a look at Rome.
The monument goes by many names: Vittoriano, Vittorio Emmanuele II, Alatare della Patria, the Wedding Cake, the Typewriter.
We paid the 7 euro and took an elevator to the very top. We stood below winged victory.
He pointed out the sites with passion. Convincing me I should care about the Roman Forum. A pile of columns was once much more than ruins.
And when we finished arguing about the location of our favorite spots, he suggested dinner and drinks.
Vittorio Emmanuele II Monument
Summer: 09:30 – 19.30 (Fri & Sat until 23.30)
Winter: 09:30 – 18.30 (Fri, Sat & Sun 19.30)
Free Entry, but 7 Euro for Quadrigas Terrace for Panoramic views of the city