Happy Island B&B
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... of the SSS (selfie stick salesmen) brigade, otherwise you will have a new BFF who will attach to you like a limpet! 4) to get into the major attractions (St Peters Basilica, Vatican Museum, Colosseum) if you get there early (around 8-9) you should be able to get in fairly easily. Any later and you could be queuing for hours. There is, of course, the 'Skip the Queue' option but this is more expensive. 5) take a bottle of water. This can be refilled at the many drinking ...
I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble -Augustus
Our last day of exploration. It has been two weeks of exhilaration and exhaustion, wonder and weakness, but mostly it has just been amazing. To be able to see all of these things in just 14 days is still a small miracle to me. Yes we have traveled quite a bit but we just experience 3 completely different empires of the last 2000 ...
... and almost cold lemonade. The more you drink today the more you sweat. Its a simple formula. Toilets aren't a problem. Caught bus and Metro combo back to hotel. Easy and cheap. Some trains / buses nice and air conditioned, some not, but in general air conditioning is poor or non existent. Thats ok. Next time i come it'll probably be snowing. Still i didn't throw a coin in Trevi fountain, it would have either bounced out or been retrieved by a beggar. So maybe I'll ...
... into this incredible Amphitheatre. It is huge, humongous, very big. You had to be there. Originally it had travertine marble seating but in the Middle Ages it became marble mine used by the Popes to build Barberini Palace, Piazza Venezia and even St. Peter's. As I am taking hundreds of photos, MDW darts past. Must be a shop nearby I think and sure enough MDW has entered the Colosseum souvenir shop. A bit pricy MDW says, might ...
... for another day.
On the way back down the Pincio hill, we realized that the iconic Spanish Steps, so named because of the Spanish embassy to the Vatican located here, were not far away. We joined the throngs of people who had the same idea, and made our way down the steps that fan out around a central terrace, with the twin Baroque towers of the Trinata dei Monti church at the top, and a fountain at the bottom (which is currently closed ...