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Travel Blogs from Rome
We arrived in Rome to find the European heatwave continuing with 40 degree heat. We made our way to our hotel and got a pleasant surprise. It was very nice with timber finishings and marble. The hotel guy took pity on us walking through the heat so threw in a bottle of spumante to cool is down. It went down a treat. The hotel was in a great …
... in Rome.
Recharged a bit and all decided to go for a walk around 5.30 as weather cooled and their was still plenty of sunlight. Checked St Peters Square, Castel Sant Angelo, Ponte Sant Angelo and into my favourite street in Rome, via di Coronari. Test drove some gelato from Teatro Marcello, all pronounced excellent though Dianne felt the portions were a bit small.
On into Piazza Navona, great ...
... hour of looking up at this visual feast we needed a good physio!
Onward from there up the great dome of St Peter's basilica to climb the several hundred steps to the rooftop (thanks Maria) to enjoy the vista of a resplendant city that was named after love (Roma backwards is amor).
We then spent the next few hours enjoying the nobility and grandeur of the world's greatest cathedral, a testament that has stood the test of time and will endure.
... done 10,300 steps and were done!
When we all got home I think we all took our second shower of the day. It has been very hot and humid out and we were all smelling a little bad. On the metro coming home I was afraid to raise my arms for fear of gassing someone! After showers and a little rest we figured out how to switch the language to English on two movies and watched Country Strong and Emma. It was then lights out!
... your plans aren't necessarily going to work out, but our total lack of readiness makes me want to rip out my hair sometimes. This guy stopped us and told us that we could join a tour and skip the line. There was no way that we would make it in time for our train, so we followed him and signed up. We waited outside for it to start for what seemed like a half hour. This was killing us inside as we had to leave by 11am to get back and check our from our B&B, return to the station, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet