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Rome was amazing! It is such a fantastic city, every street has something new to discover. I loved taking in all the history, art and fabulous buildings and catching the Easter buzz, although it did mean it was pretty manic. I'm pleased that I had been warned beforehand to take comfortable shoes as I walked everywhere, no wonder my legs ached by the end of four days!
I began sightseeing at the Colosseum where I paid for the audio guide (which Kath ...
... at the junction of three roads marks the terminal point of the "modern" Acqua Vergine, the revived Aqua Virgo, one of the aqueducts that supplied water to ancient Rome. In 19 BC, supposedly with the help of a virgin, Roman technicians located a source of pure water some 13km from the city. (This scene is presented on the present fountain's façade.) However, the eventual indirect route of the aqueduct made its length some 22km. This Aqua Virgo led the water into the Baths of Agrippa. ...
... Saint Peter's Church in the Vatican, the Spanish Steps, and the Castle of Saint Angelo.
When we arrived at the coloseum it was a big circle of ruins with dungeons like mazes underneath where the floor use to be. It was constructed in 70AD and on the first day it was opened, 9000 wild animals were killed! (3)
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantheon,_ Rome
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevi_Foun tain
3. DK eyewitness travel guides Italy 2002
... and to save me money to spend on great meals, travel, souvenirs, etc.
My first full day in Rome is concluded with fresh spaghetti roman style, a glass of red wine, sparkling water and a torta of some sort at the local trattoria run by a friend of Allegra and Michele. See photos.
Day 2 of roman holiday weekend--Colliseum and National Museum
Day 2 of my weekend in Rome started later at 9 am instead of 7am with trips to the colleseo and to the national ...
... size of the place, the magnificent art work and mystic that surrounds the place. We are certainly looking forward to the Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel (Nissa and I, anyway).
We walked back from the Vatican (about 30 min). Tired and hungry, we stopped at Campo de Fioria piazza for pizza and pasta, followed but some nice gelato.
Another good day and ready for our last day in Rome tomorrow before our last stop, Paris.