Travel Blogs from Rome, Italy

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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 ...

Relaxing in Rome, Rome, Italy travel blog

Relaxing in Rome

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Said goodbye to my first hotel this morning Hotel Inn Spagna and said hello to my new hotel, Hotel In Parione. The guys at the front desk of the last hotel were so helpful and charismatic. They let me use the internet at their desk, drew maps of ...

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 ...

Rhum, Rome, Italy travel blog

Rhum

A travel blog entry by jelg

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... de ne pas coucher dehors. Absolument toutes les auberges etaient full! (anglais sort de ce corps!) Deambulant dans les rues de Rome tel un vagabon, je regardais quel buisson ferait le meilleur abris quand surgit Wong le chinois furtif! Wong m offrit ...

Fiuggi we were picked up by eunice and ..., South of Rome (to Sorrento), Italy travel blog

Fiuggi we were picked up by eunice and ...

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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FIUGGI We were picked up by Eunice and Gustavo (Tonya's parents), on the outskirts of Rome, and driven to Fiuggi to commence our "Tour of Tonya's Relatives". Tonya's uncle Silvio is crazy about flying, and over the years has built himself several ...

Demonic Angels, Rome, Italy travel blog

Demonic Angels

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... since the Munich trip, my liver and kidneys still feel like shit, but it is time to move on again, and this time, it is Italy. The Plan Drive to Stanstead from work, fly to Venice, get no sleep, early train to Rome, run around like a headless ...

Bed bugs, the, Rome, Italy travel blog

Bed bugs, the

A travel blog entry by rebn

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... . I ate more foccacia and re-started my habit of drinking real strong espresso. Michal fancied the cappuccino. Nothing like coffee in Italy, eh? We met up with Michal's childhood friend, Mindy, and two of her friends, Katie and Audra(sp?). I tried to ...

It's Tuesday, Rome, Italy travel blog

It's Tuesday

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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It's Tuesday and it's ROMA !! We arrived early in a sleep deprived haze and could not decide which had priority: shower; ringing Stuart; food; a luggage locker; accommodation; a phone card; tourist information or caffeine. I had spent the night getting ...

Colosseum and Roman Forum, Rome, Italy travel blog

Colosseum and Roman Forum

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... air conditioned bar where we indulged in beer and gelati and were relieved of 30 euros for the pleasure. The Boys had been in Italy for a few weeks and had already learnt most of the tricks and cons and most importantly how to find the best coffee and ...

The Vatican and ancient Rome, Rome, Italy travel blog

The Vatican and ancient Rome

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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Rome truly is an amazing city! You can turn the corner and another amazing church/ruin/building/statue/fountain confronts you. Right in the midst of the choking pollution are spectacular ancient ruins. A short while away is the Vatican City in all its ...

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

When in Rome...

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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... in everything sensory. Speaking of richness, I believe we "discovered" a secret.  Quickly, think of Italy's famous cities...  Done?  You named Rome, Venice, Florence and Milan didn't you?  Did you mention Verona?  That is the ...

Pompeii and Vesuvius, Rome, Italy travel blog

Pompeii and Vesuvius

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... up. The sunset on the approach to Rome was dazzling and once again my navigator got us to our destination with the minimum of fuss. The Rome hostel only had 2 beds available - bunk beds in a mixed dorm room of 8 - a bit of a drop in standards from our ...

Rome, Rome, Italy travel blog

Rome

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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... pope. Art: lost on us!  Best bit of the Vatican were the free toilets, a sorely missed feature in Italy.    And whilst in Rome (I couldn't not use that line, now could I?) we checked out local pizza. Most excellent lunch pizza on both days. ...

Burnt out in Rome, Rome, Italy travel blog

Burnt out in Rome

A travel blog entry by orangenemo

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... time it was two elementary school teachers from Anapolis), I got a fill-sized bed to sleep on too. Rome is great. Probably my favorite city in Italy. Florence was cool for awhile, but art museums and bars and clubs packed with American students gets ...

Made it to Rome, Rome, Italy travel blog

Made it to Rome

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... to each sight. Today I spent my time at the Quirinale (President's Residence), P.ZZa Venezia (Building as a result of Italy's Reunification), the Colloseum (which charges an exhorbitant 11 euros to enter... I ditched that idea) and The Foro Romano ...

"Laundry Service"

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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... my favourite music playing on the laptop. I did go out for a couple of walks during the day in attempt to explore some more of Rome, but only some cafes and gelati shops were open. I'm over ruins and the sun was fierce. One glove puppeteer in the Piazza ...

Rome shopping and more, Rome, Italy travel blog

Rome shopping and more

A travel blog entry by ngjordan

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... . Across the road is Monumento di Emanuele Vittorio II, which commenced construction in 1911 in honour of the first king of unified Italy, and which now contains the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from WWI. We continue on to Piazza Venezia, and watch people ...

Along the Via Francigena in Eighty Days., Rome, Italy travel blog

Along the Via Francigena in Eighty Days.

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201

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... the evening had been cleared away, and then it was time for bed ahead of another big day. I'd brought forward my arrival date in Rome in order to attend an open-air mass being celebrated by Pope Francis. A group of us got up before 5am today (Wednesday) ...

'When in Rome (.................)!', Rome, Italy travel blog

'When in Rome (.................)!'

A travel blog entry by shmikes

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... of a pub chat with Jay months ago in London. Hey, we should go away again....how about Europe.....um, Italy...Venice? Instead we end up meeting in Rome at 11pm at night and sitting in a smokey little pizzeria with the locals. A couple of old Italian ...

Pisa to Rome, stressed to the max in Rome traffic, Rome, Italy travel blog

Pisa to Rome, stressed to the max in Rome traffic

A travel blog entry by ngjordan

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... fit into this trip. We rejoin the Autostrada heading east toward Firenze (Florence), before turning south when join the A1, Italy's main north-south road. In comparison to yesterday, traffic is light which makes the drive reasonably stress free, except ...

Visiting the Vatican, Rome, Italy travel blog

Visiting the Vatican

A travel blog entry by ngjordan

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... and begin walking toward the hotel before we get a cab the rest of the way. We take a short break, then head out into the Rome streets in the early evening as it doesn't get dark until around 9pm. This time, we head in the opposite direction, and within ...

Ancient Rome and the Colosseum, Rome, Italy travel blog

Ancient Rome and the Colosseum

A travel blog entry by ngjordan

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... in the construction of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. The only building destroyed by barbarians, ie. people from outside Rome, was the trading / stock exchange. We also see the original alter where Caesar's body was cremated after his assassination ...

Fertilia, Sardegna (Sardinia), Fertilia, Sardegna (Sardinia), Italy travel blog

Fertilia, Sardegna (Sardinia)

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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A pleasant 7km stroll along the beach, heading north from Alghero, brought us to Fertilia - a "new town" created by Mussolini in the 1930s as part of Fascism's glorification of returning to the land.  The town consisted of a few wide ...

Tous les chemins menent a Rome!, Rome, Italy travel blog

Tous les chemins menent a Rome!

A travel blog entry by jelg

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J ai finalement trouve une auberge mais elle est a 45min de Rome. Par contre je suis literalement SUR la plage! Enfin presque... L'auberge est une ancienne ecole. C'est immense et tres beau. J'ai vu sur la mer! J'ai passe ma journee d'hier a me baigner ...

Rome (World), Rome, Italy travel blog

Rome (World)

A travel blog entry by kitkatgo

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... Spanish Steps each day. We had a beautiful view our first day there, with sun beginning to set. I think no trip to Rome would be complete without seeing Trevi Fountain. We enjoyed tossing our coins into the water over our shoulders to insure our return ...

Breakdancing in Rome, Rome, Italy travel blog

Breakdancing in Rome

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... ). What I did not expect was the large quantities of grafitti all over the walls on many of the buildings. This area of Rome definitely has a harder edge to it than where I first stayed. I was looking forward to strolling along the river too. What I ...

Are we there yet? - A looooong day/night!, Rome, Italy travel blog

Are we there yet? - A looooong day/night!

A travel blog entry by flashpackers

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... on a "hop-on hop-off" bus which goes to 80 sites in 2 hrs (as advertised) to orientate ourselves with the sites of Rome... didnt really work... doing U-turns and going past the same site a few times doesnt count and the audio kept cutting out. - Walked ...

Full circle, Rome, Italy travel blog

Full circle

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... weaving in and out of the buses but they were skilled enough not to hit each other or the pedestrians. At least in Italy every motorcyclist wears a helmet. I am quite confident I could easily negotiate the streets of Rome on a scooter if only I could ...

Rome Italy, Rome, Italy travel blog

Rome Italy

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... busy for us work wise.  All work and no play is very dull so we decided to get away for the Christmas break to Rome, Italy.  My (Caroline's)Dad and his wife Hiroko came too and we all had a fun filled busy adventure packed in historical ...

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