– Duncan’s just fully immersing
himself in the culture. (old Italian music) (happy music) – Good morning, everyone. Today, we will be taking a
golf cart all around Rome. Oh this is good, this is good, let’s see. We’ll be taking a LivItaly Tour – Yeah hoo. – So today we’re working
with LivItaly Tours. It was created by a friend of ours and they are taking us all
around Rome today in a golf cart. Are you excited about the golf cart? – Yeah – [Chris] What do you
wanna see, here in Rome? – I dunno, the Colosseum? – [Chris] The Colosseum? Anyway, we have a lot to do today. Very excited, let’s get started. Oh my goodness, are you guys ready to go? – Uh huh. – [Chris] This is gonna be so much fun. I like that there’re seat belts. – Mmhmm – [Chris] That’s pretty cool. If you move one seat over, you can drive. – [John] Did you get your license yet? – [Chris] You can’t drive. This is John, he’s gonna
drive us around today. – How ya doin’? Welcome to LivItaly Tours. So they told us that we were
going to be in a golf cart and I was like, are we gonna
be in like two golf carts? How are they gonna do this? And we are basically in a limo-golf cart like, this is the biggest, fanciest
golf cart I’ve ever been in. And we totally do all fit comfortably and I feel really safe but we
all seat belts and stuff which I don’t think I’ve ever
had in a golf cart. And it’s worked out really well and Duncan’s in a baby carrier, that’s how they told us
it would work with a baby. And we’re going nice and slowly and just having a nice
time looking at Rome. We can sneak into all the
little alleyways this way. – [John] Oh yeah. (happy electronic dance music) – [Parker] 2300 steps! – [Chris] How many? – 2300. – [Chris] You can ask John
any question you have, including how many steps and
he might know maybe the answer, – [Jessica] Well I think
they wanna count ’em. Jacob wants to count ’em. – [Parker] I wanna count
’em, I wanna count ’em! – [Chris] You wanna count ’em? – Can you hold my seed for me? (laughter) – [Chris] Is that an
apricot pit, what is that? – It’s a apripot. 21, 22, 23, 24 – [Chris] Did you lose count? – 53, 54, 55, 56, 64, 65, 66 97, 98, 99 I just know it’s one hundred and one hundred. – [Chris] One hundred and one hundred? – No, it’s one one hundred
and one one hundred. – [Chris] So you’re not totally sure? – Yeah. – [Chris] Should we go ask John? – Yeah – [Chris] Okay, let’s go ask John. – We just walked up all the Spanish Steps and now we’re at the
top of St. Pincio Hill. – It’s a really pretty view. – There’s millions of these
cobblestones all over Rome but they have a name and
they are called “sampietrini” which means “little Saint Peters.” The first place that they ever put these, over 400 years ago, was in the Piazza, in front of St. Peter’s chucrch and then the Pope liked them so much, he had them put in all the
streets, all over Rome. You see they’re shaped
almost like a tooth. Like if you see a molar, so
when they go into the ground, they’re like little wedges
and they fit together. – Like this Duncan? – [Jacob] I like this. – Yeah, you like it. – So we are at the Trevi Fountain. And it’s gorgeous, it’s like
white and the water looks clean and I wasn’t expecting that, I feel like usually when you see like older fountains and with so many people around it, you wouldn’t imagine it to be
so pristine, but it really is. – Wow. (electric pop music) – It’s over 250 years old. And it’s at the end of
what we call the aqueducts. Have you ever heard of the aqueducts? Yeah, you have? Water’s been traveling
30 miles to get here. The Pope, in the 1700s, he said
“you know what we wanna do? We wanna build a really grand fountain to celebrate that this is
the end of the aqueduct. – So it is tradition, when you come here, to take a coin in your right hand, throw it over your left shoulder, into the fountain and make a
wish to return to Rome someday. Now here’s the catch to that. At the end of the week, they come and they clean up all the coins, as I said, it’s a beautiful fountain, there aren’t a bunch of
coins like filling it up. So they clean up the coins and they take in about
$5,000 average per day. And they use 90% of
that to give to charity and 10% goes to maintaining the fountain. So, people wish to return to Rome, and they also keep Rome nice
and take care of the people and things in Rome with it. (happy electronic music) – There we go, guys. – [Jessica] Wow. – [Chris] You see it, Bailey? Parker, did you see it? – Yeah – You see how, look up there. – Are we passing it? – [Chris] No, we’re going up to it. – [John] Yeah this is,
we’re gonna stop here. So there were animal hunts in the morning, they actually would bring
animals from all over the empire, and have them fight each other or have hunters fight them,
and then, in the afternoon, they would have the gladiator fights. And these fights went
on for over 450 years. Inside the Colosseum, you
could’ve held 60,000 spectators. 60,000 people watching these games and the games were for free. – The Colosseum was built in the year 72. 72. And it only took eight years to build, which is incredible,
and that eight years was to the third tier, right there, right kinda where my hand is. And then this extra level
was an addition later but still, totally amazing – And we’re actually gonna go on a tour later of the inside of the Colosseum. So in an upcoming video, you’ll
a whole bunch more details, if you’re interested in the Colosseum. It’s so big, I can’t even get
the whole thing in the frame, it’s so big. (slow hip hop music) – Looking at are the palaces
of the Roman emperors. Now, they look all rough
and just made of brick, those arches now, but they would’ve been
covered in white marble, colored columns, red,
green, and yellow columns. Very palatial, actually you know what? The word palace, comes from this hill that
we’re looking at right now. This hill is called the Palatinus, P-A-L-A and that’s the same first four
letters in the word palace right? – [Chris] So imagine
if you were an emperor, on one side of your palace,
you could see the Colosseum, on the other side, you could
see the Circus Maximus, where there were having
the chariot races here. – I can’t believe that this
is where the chariot races used to happen, it’s amazing. (happy lifestyle music) – Romulus and Remus got lost in like the wilderness
and then they found land with the she-wolf, and they
were like starving to death and then the she-wolf
fed them back to health. – There is some truth to that. Romulus and Remus were two
twins from a land called Alba Longa. They had an evil uncle who
wanted to kidnap the children because he wanted to take the throne. Rhea Sylvia puts them in a basket and floats them down the Tiber River. Romulus and Remus, the
babies in the basket, are found by a she-wolf named Lupa, and Lupa takes the babies to her cave, her den, which is on the Palatine Hill. And then they were found by a shepherd, who taught them language. Romulus and Remus grow up, but guess what? Brothers kinda get, and sisters kinda get into
arguments sometimes, right? So Romulus says, “I wanna
choose the Palatine Hill as the foundation of this new city.” And Remus says, “I wanna
choose the Aventine Hill.” And that’s where we’re gonna go next. One day they had this competition, and Remus sees six birds,
exactly, flying over his hill. Well, then Romulus ’cause Remus says “Hey, I saw six birds.” Well Romulus says, “Well you saw six bird
first, yeah but I saw 12.” So they consult the priests named augurs, and they say to the augurs,
“Well what means more? Who saw the birds first, or
how many birds there were?” So they say “How many birds there were.” And so Romulus says “Ah that’s
great, so they selected me and my hill to be the new city. Romulus, he traces a
sacred line around his city and he says “You cannot cross this line, without my permission, ’cause
I’m gonna be the king of it.” Guess who crosses the line. His brother, Remus. They have a little war, and Remus ends up dying in that fight. And then Romulus declares himself the uncontended king of
this new kingdom called, – [Jacob] Rome. – Rome, exactly. – [Chris] Parker, are
you in the front now? – Uh-huh. – Lemme go second, whoa. – I can see a something
in the middle of it. (slow hip hop music) – That’s the headquarters
of the Catholic church but here’s the coolest
thing about the view, when you look through that hole, you’re looking at three
different countries. – Isn’t that where the
like the Pope lives? – Yeah – And that’s its own country? – That Bailey, dead on target right there. Yes, the Vatican’s its own, then we saw, we saw Italy, we saw the
trees around the Tiber River. The sovereign, military
order of Hospitaliers, of St. John of Jerusalem roads in Malta, but they used to be based in Malta, but today, they’re based in Rome. They’re just remembering all the places, that they were once
headquartered, in the world. This organization that has hospitals, charitable organizations,
started in the year 1048, so they’re almost a thousand years old. Those two places, within the country, are considered their own territories, in Rome, isn’t that crazy? It’s a country, within a
city, within a country. (cheerful travel music) – So many people waiting to see if they’re honest or not. But we’re deciding that
it’s too long of a line, we got a ton more to see, so we’re gonna get back in the golf cart, and check out the other sites. (cheerful travel music) This is the spot where they suspect Julius Caeser was assassinated in, and now it’s a cat sanctuary. – You can’t see it anymore,
but where those trees are, behind the temples, there was
a building called the Curia, and that’s where they asked
Julius Caesar to come, on the 15th of March, 44 B.C. And preside over a meeting over law. So he came there, and that’s where they pull his toga up,
over his head, from behind so he couldn’t defend himself, and he was killed, he was stabbed. – This was actually hidden until 1920. There were apartment
buildings built over it, and then they discovered it, amazing. So if you are traveling around Rome, you will find these water
fountains called “nasoni” which means big nose. There are over 1,000 of them in this city and you can fill up a water bottle, you can stick your finger in the spout, the way the kids are and it’ll squirt up and if you don’t have a water bottle, you can drink directly from it. So save some money, make
sure you get a water bottle and just fill ‘er up all day long. – Or, stick your finger up
your finger up the nose. – Yeah, stick your finger up the nose. (cheeful travel music) – This is Piazza Navona, and it is huge, and beautiful and apparently
this is where they used to have games and competitions like
foot races and things like that, this used to be like a stadium for that and now it’s just this
beautiful place where people can come, hang
out, go to the shops, enjoy some fountains. Street performers also perform in here, which is cool to hear ’cause I used to be a street performer. – It’s funny to see the different creatures that everybody’s fighting and who’s fighting the
creatures ’cause like one is a little cherubim,
which looks like a baby and it’s like fighting a lion and they’re just very interesting. (slow hip hop music) – Bernini, we saw his
fountain in the Triton before remember, with the Triton
blowing water out of the shell. Bernini had a rival, named Borromini, and Borromini built the church, and Bernini built the fountain, so Bernini wanted to play
a trick on his rival, and what did he do, he
made the river plata, what does he look like,
what would you say, what kind of emotion’s
going on in the sculpture? – [Jacob] He’s scared. – [John] He’s scared,
exactly, he’s terrorized but what is he afraid of? What is he looking up at? Yes, he’s looking up at the church. He’s looking up at what
his rival is building as if it’s so poorly built,
that it might fall down on his amazing creation. What Borromini does to get
y’know get right back at ’em, there’s a sculpture right
above us, can you see her? Her name is St. Agnes, that’s
the name of the church. And St. Agnes is up
there, what is she doing? She has her hand on her
chest, throwin’ shade. She doesn’t wanna have
anything to do with it. She’s looking away at
this disgusting sculpture that’s going on below her in the Piazza. So they’re playing a joke on each other, but it’s cast in stone. This 350 year old joke will continue. – So when you are crossing
streets here in Rome, it’s good to know that pedestrians do have the right-of-way, so the people who are
walking across the street are allowed to do that but you have to enter
them with confidence, and it’s good to kind of like
signal, maybe down here like just to show “Yes, I am
crossing this street.” For me, that’s really good to know because I’m always curious
like oh is that allowed here? And yes, pedestrians do have
the right-of-way in Rome. (slow hip hop music) – It’s today a church, it’s
been a church for 1,400 years. It’s one of the largest,
concrete domes in the world. And it’s got an oculus
on the inside of the dome that allows natural light to pour in, so that it can be totally, naturally lit. Okay, you don’t need any
artificial light in there. – So that was the Pantheon,
and it is free to the public, you can walk into it, it’s
open till about 6:30 PM. Y’know, look into that. But the best time of day to
go is around two or three because there’s a shaft of light that actually lights the whole intereior. At that hour, you can see it the best. (slow hip hop music) Alright, we are saying goodbye to John, he was an amazing tour guide. – Bye, ciao means “goodbye” and “hello.” So, you’re gonna get both of those in ciao, hello, and goodbye, ciao ciao. Ciao ciao, alright? – Ciao ciao – [John] And on the phone, you go Ciao, ci-ciao-ciao-ciao. My Lissone, Italians they’ll do that, they say it five or six times. – Ciao, ci-ciao-ciao-ciao. – The golf cart tour was really great. It was a warm day and being on the golf cart
actually felt really nice because you had a breeze
coming through so, anytime we were jumping on
the golf cart, I was like yes! Because it felt really
good, I didn’t have a need for air conditioning but the
breeze felt really really nice. Also, having somebody who
could really one-on-one address all of the kids’ many many many, kind of strange, questions,
was such a great perk. We go places all of the
time, and I’m often like searching on my phone for answers because they’re asking
me interesting questions but I would never know them. So having someone who could
really answer their questions was great, I have really
talkative, inquisitive kids, Bailey, Jacob, Parker, were
quizzing John the whole time and he had answer for everything and that was really cool
too, ’cause I was like, yeah he’s not gonna know
this, ’cause they’d be like “Why is there a hole there?” Or “Why is that rock like that?” And he’d be like “Well,
you see dot d-d-d-dot.” And he’d know all the answers,
and he was really patient and really well spoken. – I loved learning about
all the cool history. I think my favorite place
was looking through the hole because it looked so pretty outside. – That is such a good way to see Rome. Because it is such a big city, there’s all these little streets and off-shoots and stuff. And you could walk it, but I don’t think you could see that much in that amount of time by walking it. And, as Jessica said, it
was really hot out today and it felt so nice to just zip through. The golf cart, by the way, gets you to the place you
wanna go pretty quick, but it’s not so fast
that you miss everything. I feel like when you’re in a car, you’re isolated, you don’t really like see everything that there is to see. I felt like we were going on
a nice pace on the golf cart, and we actually got to see the
things that we were passing, as well as talk about
them and hear the history, hear the sounds of the
street, it was so cool. And what a great way to start things off, it was one of the first
things that we’ve done here and it gave us kind of
the layout of this city. – I like the Piazza with
the octopus fountain. And I loved seeing all
the ice cream shops. – [Chris] Did you like
sitting in the back, or the front better? – Back. ‘Cause it goes faster than the front. – Duncan’s just fully immersing
himself in the culture. (old Italian music) – [Jesssica] How was your
first pizza in Italy? Here’s my pizza. So, one thing I’ve been
meaning to talk about, when traveling with children,
especially to a new country, is to relax about your expectations. It really helps if you don’t expect new places to completely
mat where you’re from. So for example, yesterday, the car seat didn’t look like how I expect a car seat to look. And then today, Duncan’s high chair, he doesn’t have any straps. In California, if we’re eating and we get a high chair that
does not have any straps in it, I get surprised and a little annoyed, and I feel like my baby isn’t safe. Here in Italy, they offered us one and I just felt like really
glad they had a chair at all. And I don’t know, like I don’t
know why I necessarily like have different expectations
but I think you should and I think it makes the
trip more pleasurable. If you’re not expecting everything to be exactly like where you’re from. (hail falling) – [Chris] What’s happening? – [Parker] It’s hailing! – [Chris] It’s hailing? (hail falling) – [Jacob] Oh, ow. – [Chris] Did it hurt you? – [Jacob] Yeah. (hail falling) (laughter) (hail falling) – Every time I try and leave, giant pieces of ice fall from the sky. (hail falling) You see all the ice? You see it? (hail falling) Gonna try and go for it? You’re braver than I am. (hail falling) Here we go. We’re actually right across
the street from our hotel. But I’m still using a
backpack just in case. Here we go, almost there. Made it. That was exciting. Was that exciting for you? Look at all that hail. Oh my goodness. I don’t know if I’ve ever been
in a storm like that, ever. (Duncan whimpers) You wanna go outside? No, we’re not going
outside, it’s too hail-y! So now we are having rolling blackouts, which is, this is very exciting. – We are fighting over who gets to vlog because this is so exciting. So we are having massive hail, which I know to some
people might happen a lot, but to us, it never happens, like I’ve never seen hail
bigger than like this big and it only happens like every
couple years in California. And, it’s like random like
this big chunks of hail, it was 85 degrees earlier today, when we went on our tour of Rome, and everything was like, hot. I am just living for this, like we never get anything like this,
the lights keep going off, in our hotel, like hotels
are supposed to be impervious and the lights are just going off, like multiple times they’ve gone off and the kids are like
screaming whenever it happens, it’s amazing. As soon as we got back into the hotel from the cold weather, I
made them like this giant, warm bubble bath, so they’re
in the bath right now. And the lights are going out on them they’re like “Wahhh!” It’s amazing, best day of my life. You guys can’t hear it, I don’t think, but there’s like, there’s a
bunch of thunder going on. – Hard to tell, but the
lights just went out. Whoa, there they go again. You kids okay? – [Bailey] Yes. – [Chris] Are you having fun? Yeah? You playin’ with the toothbrush? Oh, good brushing your teeth. Look at that. – [Jessica] Those look
really nice, Bailey. – [Chris] Beautiful. – [Jessica] ♪Tentacles… ♪ – Yummy, yummy. – [Chris] How is it? – Yummy! – [Jessica] So I ordered the salmon, it’s in the shape of a rose. I have never seen that before. – [Chris] Okay, Parker,
what’d you get here, buddy? – I got pizza. – [Jessica] Pizza Romana – [Chris] Pizza Romana,
and look it has anchovies. Jacob, what’d you get? – Spaghetti. – [Chris] Bailey’s got some gluten free. Alright, we’ve had a
great day here in Rome. Definitely be sure to check out LivItaly. All the info is down
in the description box. We had such an amazing tour today, they were so helpful in like
picking out restaurants, and giving us advice on
things to do in the city, and it’s just been awesome. – And actually, somebody
just asked me on Twitter, whether Rome would work with
a stroller or mobility issues. And I actually feel
like the golf cart tour would be a really good solution, because you’re getting in there and getting to get up close
to a lot of the big places. But you don’t have to worry
about a device for mobility. Or as you saw, today, there
are just these cobblestones, these really special
stones in all the streets, in almost all the streets. I do think having a
stroller or a wheelchair would be difficult. I would never say
something was impossible, but I do think it would be difficult, and I think that the golf
cart’s a good solution. Like you could, come in
with your wheelchair, or with your stroller, but
just not use it for the day and go on the golf cart tour,
but it’s only our first day. I’ll keep you updated. – Hi. Let’s talk about what we learned today. We learned that Parker’s gonna lose count on the Spanish Steps. Even if you’re holding
his acripot seed for him. We learned that if you’re thirsty in Rome, all you have to do is find a big nose to stick your finger up. And finally, we learned that Duncan, is a big fan of Italian food. Thanks for watching everybody, we’ll see ya next time. – You sing with me, okay, do it. Are you ready? (Italian folk song)