Travel Blogs from Rome
... off with police everywhere. The Pope was going to be coming through our street! What are the chanced of seeing two of the most famous people in the world within the space of two weeks? Each time it has been an occasion that happens only once a year. The parade of the Pop was for Dolci Cristi. Seeing the Pope obviously wasn’t on our bucket list but why not have a snoop when he’s going to be walking down the street you’re staying at? About 9pm, when ...
... at our hotel is a little stingy and we're tired of yogurt and pastry. Found a friendly little local place serving omelettes-see you there tomorrow! Due to my accidental latte overdose, found it necessary to nap a bit before dinner. Left the hotel to experience a gondola ride. Romantic, mysterious, relaxing, intriguing, dark! Dinner at Da Ivo was fabulous: spinach tortolla, liver & onions, very good wine. A wonderful night. Sent from my ...
... she told me to go there. It was 3 years after this, and 2 years after I got back from my own trip that I finally booked to go. My sister and I were looking for a small holiday to go on together and at the last minute we booked Roma and stayed at the Saturnia hotel near the Termini and just off Via Cavour. As soon as we arrived we ventured out to the Colosseum, Trevi fountain and The Spanish Steps. We sat for some delicious Italian food and ...
... the road to get around obstacles.
On the weekend they close off certain roads through the park and famlies and young lovers come out to play. There are those bikes you lean into and golf buggy style contraptions for hire, with mounted police doing the rounds to keep their eye on everyone.
I walked through the top areas of the park and came out next to the Medici Palazzo - the base of the Medici's when they were in Rome doing business as bankers to the Vatican. It ...
... can only imagine that we missed a really good tour of the interior as well.
Another not-to-be-missed site is the bridge traversing the Tiber and connecting the borough of Borgo to the castle, known these days as the Ponte Sant'Angelo. Its history is just as varied as the castle's--they used to display the bodies of the executed along the bridge, for example. In the 17th century, the Pope commissioned famed sculptor Bernini ...
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