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Travel Blogs from Rome

King Tut's Beard & Mr. Magoo

A travel blog entry by samcohon on Jan 23, 2015

3 comments, 3 photos

... of its ancient partrimony and an irreplaceable historical artwork, they rushed to fix it. As the display was about to open to the public, a higher-up ordered them to repair it as quickly and quietly as possible. And so this group of the Egyptian Museum’s expert curators did what we all do when something breaks: they grabbed a tube of Super Glue and put too much on. Oh, and they also dripped a bit on the mask while they were fixing the beard.

So now ...

Venice and the magic of La Serenissima (Day 11)

A travel blog entry by kezzapotz on Oct 01, 2014

9 photos

... a pole. For centuries gondolas were the chief means of transportation and most common watercraft within Venice. It is driven by a gondolier. In modern times the iconic boats still have a role in public transport in the city, serving as traghetti (ferries) over the Grand Canal. They are also used in special regattas (rowing races) held amongst gondoliers. Their primary role today, however, is to carry tourists on rides at fixed rate. Rain eased off for us to go on our ride. ...

To conquer Rome

A travel blog entry by adventureornone on Sep 23, 2014

1 comment

... was we came across this amazing building on the way to see the Pantheon. It was so impressive and right in the middle of a whole lot of buildings in the midst of this square. We had to go in and look around. It was very impressive and had a huge round hole in the roof. As we started to leave we realised it was in fact the Pantheon. Again my picture of what it was and the reality was different. I realised I hadn't done much homework on my visit to Rome. Liz wanted to ...

Perfect Day in Rome: Tartufo, Piazzas & Basilicas

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy on May 28, 2014

25 photos

... into a 17th century papal palace.

Today, just eleven of the original granite Corinthian columns remain, each pock marked with the many fixing holes for the original marble covering. The building currently houses the Borsa Valori di Roma, Rome's Stock Exchange.


The first Church of St Ignatius was the brain child of St Ignatius in 1551 to found a "School ...

A Beautiful City!

A travel blog entry by angela.stringer on May 23, 2014

9 comments, 80 photos

... good coffee. We were not disappointed! They provided us with lovely cappuccino; ham, cheese & mushroom omelettes; toast & even some little sweet Italian biscuits - it seems it's never possible here to just have coffee!

As the rain became steadier & heavier, Mary made a quick trip back to the Apartment for the umbrellas that we had noticed Gian Paulo had provided! A good move it was to turn out...

Today's plan was to take a 'Hop ...

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