Travel Blogs from Rome, Italy

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In Rome and the Sun in shining!!, Rome, Italy travel blog

In Rome and the Sun in shining!!

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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... and so forth is because Julias Ceaser had an Affair with Cleopatra the Egyptian Queen), therefor the interest in egypt thoughout Rome. they all seem pretty popular with the pidgeons though !haha. Stumbled up on tthe castle of Angelo, which was pretty ...

Singapore to Rome via bloody Heathrow, Rome, Italy travel blog

Singapore to Rome via bloody Heathrow

A travel blog entry by aussiepanda

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... seat and a good one too!  AOK.  We also had to show our cruise documents as we need to show a departure from Italy and had no onward flights.  No problems with the 25kg bag (2nd Qantas Club test) and the bags were checked right through to ...

The Wheels on the Bus II, Rome, Italy travel blog

The Wheels on the Bus II

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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... Zealander - Janet - asked to sit beside me. She was also tentatively traveling solo today, her husband attending a conference in Rome. We formed a partnership for the purposes of finding lunch and exploring beyond the bus and first stop was the Spanish ...

Rome, Rome. Italy, Italy travel blog

Rome

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... it from the Colosseum and all the way up the road, the Victor Emmanual II monument, Victor was the first king of unified Italy. It is often referred to as the "wedding cake" by foreigners and the "typewriter" by locals but was a controversial building as ...

Rome, Rome, Italy travel blog

Rome

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... historical lights as Janis Joplin and Stevie Wonder - who I doubt appreciated the fine views out our bedroom window onto the alley. But Rome is truly a wonderful place.  So much going on all the time.  We are just a few blocks from the ...

Roma Aeterna, Rome, Italy travel blog

Roma Aeterna

A travel blog entry by tavini

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... mild dissapointment and takes the time to appreciate them, one realizes how amazing they actually are). What coumpounds matters is that Rome is absolutely overrun with tourists, and in the hot hours of July days one meets relatively few veritable Romans. ...

Rome in a Day, Rome, Italy travel blog

Rome in a Day

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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... ill-treating Boudicca and ravaging our country leaving nothing but civilisation, mosaics and straight roads. Unfortunately for the Romans and Rome they thenselves were later to fall foul of the barbarian hordes and all they brought were golden arches. As ...

Roma, Rome, Italy travel blog

Roma

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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28.7.06 Roma, Italy Des fixed a power lead to our vehicle so I could go on typing on my laptop for the 'Pod'. He bought an Italian adaptor and fitted it to the end of our existing power cord so it would fit to caravan park power. We had been using the ...

Extraordinary Rome, Rome, Italy travel blog

Extraordinary Rome

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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To say the least, Rome is an extraordinary place and offers the visitor so much, especially if you're into Ancient Rome and the Catholic Church. It is remarkable that whereever you go, historic relics abound. I've very much enjoyed my time here. I ...

Roma, Roma - The eternal city, Italy travel blog

Roma

A travel blog entry by schlossie

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... If I could have I would have changed our itinerary.  I would have shortened our stay in Florence from 5 nights to 3 and extend Rome from 3 nights to 5.  This city is incredible (and incredibly hot - beware!).  There's so much to see I don't ...

The Eternal City, Rome, Italy travel blog

The Eternal City

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... Steps were excellent in the late afternoon with a bottle of bubbly. From there we went to the biggest outdoor concert in Italy, outside St. John Lateran and grooved to all sorts of Italian bands, including there version of Linkin Park. We ate well ...

Too hot to think of witty titles at the moment, Rome, Italy travel blog

Too hot to think of witty titles at the moment

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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... Tuscan villages to Chiusi where it met a train. But it was not fast and it was very annoying having watched the Rome Direct buses leave Siena station. Why did the bus people not volunteer this information yesterday when we asked THEM about travel to ...

Days Like These, Rome, Italy travel blog

Days Like These

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... free call number for Iberia, an affiliate with QANTAS, and pointed out the payphones across the road. Just one slightly major problem, in Italy all the public phones use cards, no coins and it seems that no one sells the cards required to use them. So ...

Rome in 3 Days, Rome, Italy travel blog

Rome in 3 Days

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. We strode up the old roman road (via Sacra) to Palatine Hill where legend says Romulus founded Rome. It is also where the rich romans built their houses. We were overwhelmed with the sheer size of the ruins. They've ...

Rome - We Are Pickpocket Survivors., Rome, Italy travel blog

Rome - We Are Pickpocket Survivors.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... running the gauntlet just to get off/on the train! There were many fellow travellers who had similar stories with some losing wallets and bags to the pickpockets. Footnote: Colosseum Rome, Italy is one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World ...

Vatican and St. Peter's Basillica, WOW, Rome, Italy travel blog

Vatican and St. Peter's Basillica, WOW

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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The day we ended up deciding to go to the Vatican and see the museums and the square and basillica was both a good and bad day. On one hand the vatican had been closed for two days so we couldn't have gotten in till this day anyway but on the downside ...

Being Hotel Bums in Rome, Rome, Italy travel blog

Being Hotel Bums in Rome

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Our last full day in Rome we didn't accomplish much because we were in the lobby in our hotel doing planning for the Spain portion of our trip which was coming up quickly. Our biggest problem was that we wanted to just sit on a beach in Valencia first ...

Rome: random wanderings in the eternal city, Rome, Italy travel blog

Rome: random wanderings in the eternal city

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... the return visit). This is definitely one sight that should be done at night. Hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Italy mate and thanks for a pleasant evening! The rest of my time spent here was computer related so a headache all around. An ...

"Sticky Fingers"

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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... -in and scrambled eggs courtesy of Roberto's supplies. With map and guidebook in hand, we then headed out into the Rome traffic - a skill yet to be mastered. With traffic that ignores zebra crossings and a severe shortage of traffic lights, crossings ...

"Deja Vu"

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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After weeks of entries filled with news, Rome is seeming a bit ho-hum. Reached the stage of "ho-hum another basilica with ancient frescos" and "not another ruin..." Not motivated to take photos of yet another marble masterpiece and the glimpses of human ...

Roaming around Roma.., Rome, Italy travel blog

Roaming around Roma..

A travel blog entry by flashpackers

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... swing..   So we headed for the Victor Emmanuel Monument which was built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unification of Italy, and also housed the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This building is also known as the 'wedding cake' as it's ...

"Faith"

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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... places and larger mausoleums of weathier Romans were still very evident along with tiles serving as headstones. The return trip to Rome should have been straightforward except that today was Gay Pride March Day - or the Italian equivalent thereof. One ...

Italian Adventure, Caprarola, Italy travel blog

Italian Adventure

A travel blog entry by easties

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After our night in black satin (Sheets), we set off south, aiming for the hazelnut farm north of Rome. The camper behaved itself over the Appenines, but the brakes began to complain as we approached our destination. In fact, the last three miles down the ...

Farewelling The Chad, Rome, Italy travel blog

Farewelling The Chad

A travel blog entry by catters

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... Either way brilliant to catch up with The Chad again after our 10 day "banana split".  Good catch up chat over some of Italy's world famous pizza and then a self directed walking tour of Roma by night.  What a beautiful place and what a pleasant ...

Oh, to be Roman, Rome, Italy travel blog

Oh, to be Roman

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... , basically, 100 film canister shots of beer in 100 minutes. Disgusting, but a bit of a laugh to watch. Then Hendo took us out to Rome to meet up with some Italians he knew. We had a meal, and then Matt Dillon walked in and the girls went crazy. They said ...

Palatine Hill, Forum & Colosseum - gotta see 'em., Rome, Italy travel blog

Palatine Hill, Forum & Colosseum - gotta see 'em.

A travel blog entry by flashpackers

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... - Received a warning to be careful on the metro from our neighbours who had been pick-pocketed the night before... the rumours about Rome are true! - Went on a tour of the Colosseum... It was strange to actually be at this famous site. The ruins were ...

Beware the Italian discotheque, Rome, Italy travel blog

Beware the Italian discotheque

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... her bag and didnt manage to get anything. Mental note, shrieking seems to work. Everyone knows that, if they want to return to Rome, you have to throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, or you want to kiss an Italian man (or woman)- throw two! But be ...

Beginning the Whirlwind, Rome, Italy travel blog

Beginning the Whirlwind

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... up to Oktoberfest, the main goal was to move quickly and spend as little time as possible in each place because we knew Italy and Switzerland would mutilate our wallets (not that we'd cheapen our experience anywhere or anything like that, we just wouldn't ...

When in Rome...., Rome, Italy travel blog

When in Rome....

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... was having crusty old Pizza at the back of a smoky café with a toothless man across from us smoking something resembling a cigarette. Ahh Rome so beautiful. Next day up and into action and what better way to see a city and get your bearings then a 4 ...

Sistine Chapel - or not, Rome, Italy travel blog

Sistine Chapel - or not

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... Sistine chapel and having accomplished the basilica in two hours,we still had the better part of the day to further explore Rome. We walked some kilometres across the river and through the bohemian section of Rome to Piazza Navrona and the Pantheon, both ...

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