Travel Blogs from Rome, Italy

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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: 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 ...

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 ...

"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 ...

Colluseum and Roman Ruins, Rome, Italy travel blog

Colluseum and Roman Ruins

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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   Our plan for the day was to visit the Coluseum and Palentine Hill. It was a quick 15min walk from our hotel and when we arrived it was nice to see that the line wasn't too long and it was shaded by the Coluseum so we were out of the sun. We ...

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 ...

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 ...

Long Lines, Rome, Italy travel blog

Long Lines

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... to pay anything for the consultation and only 5 Euro for the drugs. After our little adventure we wandered around the streets of Rome with gelato in hand checking out the very crowded Pantheon with its open roof, the Trevi Fountain, Fountain of Four ...

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 ...

Rome, Italy, Rome, Italy travel blog

Rome, Italy

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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... from our hostel and had an authentic Italian dinner. Karla had Pizza and I had beef. The bottle of wine made it terrific! Wine in Italy is so cheap itīs unbelievable. In some cases itīs cheaper to get a glass of wine than Coke or a beer. At the grocery ...

Last Day in Roma.., Rome, Italy travel blog

Last Day in Roma..

A travel blog entry by flashpackers

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... (nasty pasta).. After lunch, we walked to the Santa Maria in Trastevere Church, one of the oldest Christian churches in Rome.. Yes, ABC!!! The church is also famous for the altar inside as it was made of mosaics with the first ...

. . . and then Italy!, Venice, Florence, Cinque Terra, Siena, Assisi, Rome, Italy travel blog

. . . and then Italy!

A travel blog entry by sharadnsusan

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... , all the touristy stuff. We were really glad to have taken the time off because we absolutely loved Rome. St. Peter's Basilica was particularly moving. Between Italy and France we feel like we have taken an art history course. In fact, that has been ...

Romantic Rome and the Two Popes at the Corner, Rome, Italy travel blog

Romantic Rome and the Two Popes at the Corner

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... stands behind the altar of Sant Andrea della Vella is actually a depiction of the crucifixion of Sant Andrea.     Rome's fourth largest domed church, the Baroque Sant Andrea della Vella sits with greenery growing from its roof at the corner of ...

Roma, Rome, Italy travel blog

Roma

A travel blog entry by yah27

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... Chapel, visiting Rome is like taking European history 101.    I also noticed the massive number of scooters here in Italy.  From my observation, it seems like there are more female riders than the males.  They wear knee high boots ...

Last night in Rome, Rome, Italy travel blog

Last night in Rome

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... Spanish, I could only pick up a few words. They speak so fast. I had to change trains in Milan. The Eurostar from Rome to Milan was absolutely fantastic but the train from Milan to Zurich was awful. The air conditioning had broken down and I was ...

Venice to Rome, Rome, Italy travel blog

Venice to Rome

A travel blog entry by jag

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... around the great ruins of the Roman forum, the Colosseum and Arch of Constantine, all evoking images of the greatness of ancient Rome. First I went to the Collosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre, which was started in 72AD and house 80,000 people. It was pretty ...

Food glorious food, Rome, Italy travel blog

Food glorious food

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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Today was allocated as another lazy day. After the heat and exertion of the previous day we couldn't face another full-on tourist day, so instead we headed off to find some local clothing shops to get some jeans for the BOSS. For a culture that is ...

"Siren"

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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... are no shoes of my size in Rome. What a depressing scenario! Rob headed off to explore the Forum more closely and we ate out for our last night in Italy. Off to enjoy the hospitality of Cathay Pacific early tomorrow morning... "Sirens" - Roxy ...

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