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Travel Blogs from Rome
... br> accommodation and a really nice guy checked us in. So relieved to
have a place to stay!!!
Woke up in Rome! Had a pretty cruisy
morning, just having the basic breakfast at the hotel and then
heading out to see the sights. Went to the Vatican first at around
midday. Walked around the main square (circle, I guess) and then went
into the Vatican museum. Luckily we were able to go ...
the colosseum was next on our agenda after a bite to eat and a sit down (legs aching badly at this point mainly from the ridiculous shuffle walk you have to do in crowds!).
in this part of Rome it is littered with ruins of temples and other 2,000 year old roman structures...to a history freak like me it was like entering heaven. As we stood outside craning our necks again to see the very top (more awkward teetering for me) Amelia ...
... us around a few of the sights of Rome before taking us for lunch to a cafe near to their unit down the coast where we are staying for 2 weeks. The unit is in a complex of 4 about a block from the sea with a small garden & is very pleasant. After explaining how everything operates & how & where to get buses etc they went off & we unpacked. We set off to buy some food etc & on our return found there was no hot water supply so they came ...
... trying to stick together is was a mad house. But, it all added to the atmosphere and excitement to be in the Holy See. For the rest of the day, we grabbed lunch on the walk back towards our hostel and saw the Tomb of the unknown Solider along the way and went into a few different stores for some shopping.
Once we got back on our side of the city we were staying on, we spend the rest of the afternoon in the Colosseum ...
... both sides with statues in varying stages of wholeness of famous Vestals. As you walk, you catch the scent of the roses scattered throughout; you watch the brightly colored butterflies flitting from one flower to another, heedless of the visitors strolling in their courtyard; you find that the noise of the surrounding area is almost unnoticeable, thanks to the shrubbery and greenery. In a place like this, ...