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Travel Blogs from Rome
... group around the edge, looking at the amazing stone structure. After the tour of the Colosseum, we (the whole tour group, it was a tour of the Colosseum, the Palatino, and the Forum. Oh by the way, if you're ever going to the Colosseum, pre-book your tickets!!) made our way towards the Palatino hill, and palace (it was a ruined palace.). It was very interesting, and had amazing marble, but it was honestly to hot to look out for anything but the next ...
... we headed off. We went down some amazing streets and alleys and for that reason alone, even if we get lost, we have experienced more of this wonderful city. We didn't get lost infact we came to the red castle and we knew exactly where we were and could also see the basilica.
I am so glad we decided to go back as the second time we saw so much more including the Swiss guards and had time to read more about what we were looking at.
So much for a quiet day!! ...
The first three days have passed so quickly! We have managed to see the colosseum, Vatican , castle Angelo, the pantheon, Trevi fountain, Palentino hill (where Rome was founded!) and countless other landmarks! I didn't believe everyone telling me that I would eat myself stupid.....they were right! Pizza, pasta, meat, bread and red wine! As a result we exercised this ...
... at the Pantheon and decided to skip dinner and eat gelato instead! We had heard from many people that Giolitti’s Gelato was the worlds best, so of course I had to be the judge of that. It indeed was the best gelato I’ve ever had! Blueberry, Lemon cello, and Oreo flavors were my choices, all on a chocolate covered waffle cone. Now that’s my kind of dinner. We watched the game at a bar called Scholars, which is where all the Marquette study abroad kids in Rome go ...
... Eventually after stopping many, many times for directions we finally arrived at our campground to discover that it had closed for the season at the end of Sept. We tried to find many others listed in the book, and following signs we found on the roads but everything was closed in the area. As we were heading towards some further away, Jeff spotted a nice looking hotel. Later, we decided that rather than drive ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet