Travel Blogs from Rome
... bottom and the plebs at the top! Mainly bears and wolves (not lions) used to fight and 100 pairs of gladiators each day - one week of one Caesar's reign saw 9000 animals killed in one week So much for 2 degrees of separation in NZ - at the end of our tour a lady came up to Andy and said "did you used to work at Birmingham Uni?" Turns out it was one of his former colleagues!! She was in Rome for a few ...
... your eating out list.
We had been to Rome several times on our previous visits to Italy, so outings this week tended to target sites that one or other [or both] of us had not been to, as well as some we were seeing 2nd/3rd time round. They were, in no particular order:
- St Peter’s Basilica. No visit to Rome would be complete without a visit to St Peter’s. The largest church in the world ...
... for the strawberry harvest in and around Nemi, related celebrations last until the end of June. If you want to get there for the main event Sagra delle Fragola' [Strawberry Festival] do so for the first Sunday of June. On that day local girls in traditional costume offer free punnets to the crowd.
One normally associates the term ”road conditions” with the impact of the weather at this time on the road. ...
... was of with the shoes and belt, go through the scanner, be frisked twice and then scanned with a hand held scanner and then back through the big scanner and then through the whole procedure again, there's nothing like good security, but I felt like I had been through the wringer. The rest of the trip went with out a hitch, we arrived at Bergerac Airport and after picking up our bags, and a rented car Glenda and I set off with ...
... I wonder what it would have been like living back in those days!
All in all we had a wonderful first day. I am currently being rushed out to dinner so I must go get ready. We are starving. I will write more tonight because I’m sure I will have much more to tell!
oh, btw, if you do not have Viber, get it. Allows you to call, text, and send pics for free on iPhone and iPad. Great ...
How has this campground rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed