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Travel Blogs from Rome
... ancient pyramid built for Caius
Cestius (built @ 12 BC) and covered with carrera marble. He was a wealthy Roman who wanted to have a tomb modeled after the Egyptian pyramids. Only three pyramids in Egypt are taller than this. The pyramid is undergoing cleaning and restoration and is surrounded by scaffolding.
We visited the Testaccio Market and got to see and smell all the wonderful foods the locals were buying. Lots of fresh fruit ...
... as people pranced around dramatically. The water itself
looked incredible, such a gorgeous blue, but us girls had a mission, and it
didn’t involve swimming! Instead, we headed to the main markets to pick up some
fruit for the bus, and to find a pizzeria, as apparently Nice is renowned for
its pizza! And we were not disappointed! Amazing thin crust deliciousness, made
the proper Italian way, with sparse toppings and lots and lots of cheese.
... Forum, ect) that can be visited over any two connected days.
Oh what a delight to walk past these lenghty queues again (we all enjoy that - be honest)!
The colosseum itself is an amazing sight, but must be massively crowded in peak season. The same counts for the Palatine Hill and the Forum Romanum - they are massive and really interesting. But one might get to that stage where you have seen enough ruins?!
After that we ventured down to the Pantheon, but sitting ...
Well, nobody can accuse us of not making the most of our first day in Italy! After our much-needed sleep, we got up at 7am (thanks to an overzealous mashing of buttons on my alarm clock setting it ahead 1 hour too much). Shower, clothes, etc., then downstairs and across the street to get the breakfast provided by our hotel. Little Caffé Four Roses is a tiny little shop, but pretty busy on a Monday morning. I was the designated Italian speaker for ...
... pretty close to that area. At first we were skeptical on the taste of the food as we are so used to eating American Chinese food. Whatever it is, we decided to take the risk and ordered the dishesJ.
We came back to the Trevi fountain to watch it with the lights turned on. The crowd was still the same at all times of the day J. It was indeed a beautiful sight to watch the fountain.
At around 9 PM we took the bus to head back to our hotel. We wanted to view the ...