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... around his neck and him holding up an iPad taking
pictures of landscapes. The second act of stupidity have just witnessed
was a guy using the iPad as sat nav in the window screen of his mini
cooper, it takes up quarter of your view! ...what the hell is wrong with
these people?!? iPads are huge, if you are holding them above your head
trying to take photos please realise you look like idiots and
stop...please. Ok rant over back to ...
... from one particular shop on the right side.
After a few days, the kids were cultured out so we spent our last day at the Rome Zoo. It is one of the older zoos in the world and was a nice break from the museums and churches. We really enjoyed Rome and Italy and we definately have to come back here as there are so many other places to see. I think I have said that before! We are off to Germany next to spend some time with relatives and continue the eating spree.
... He gave me the directions I was looking for. We finally found it, but it wasn’t easy. Other tourists were having the same problem. We got inside, but most of the areas were blocked off and we could not wander through the mazes under the floor of the coliseum like I did before. There were far too many people there to accommodate that kind of exploration.
From our visit to the coliseum we walked through the Forum, then on to the Pantheon, the Fountains ...
... hotel, which was 5 minutes away...lovely! We were quite jet-lagged, so we did not do any site-seeing that evening. All we did was find a pizza restaurant for dinner. We found a cheap and cheerful family-run place through Rick Steves' Italy guidebook: Ricci Est Est Est Pizza. We sat outdoors and had traditional pizza with prociutto and mushrooms. We met an interesting English couple who were celebrating their ...
... Rome, but maybe a little bit nicer even. This is my favorite area of Rome so far.
As we kept walking we ran into this spectacular building, which I later found out was the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, who was the first king of the unified Italy. My research tells me that it was built in 1885, which blows my mind. I have never seen something so intricate and just simply fabulous. I can't even ...