Barcelo Aran Blu

Lungomare Duca Abruzzi 72, Rome, Lazio, 00121, Italy | 4 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by mckensiehollar


... step into the arena and fight. One other very cool thing I learned is that the Romans had a covering called a Velarium; similar to the ceiling of the metrodome. They needed strong men to pull the ropes so they had sailors come a week before the games to set up the Velarium. They would pull it over and anchor it to stones outside of the Colosseum. So like I said in the title, make sure you get your tired, hot, sweaty butt all the way over to ...

DAY 19: Rome - Day 2

A travel blog entry by mcham


... a nearby hill and largely hidden from view, approaching it as we did makes it looks more like something you would see at a government complex in Washington than at the Vatican.

Around the base of the hill and through an arched gate in the old city wall, we were found ourselves on the more recognizable streets of Vatican City. We walked over to Via della Conciliazione and up to the Piazza San Pietro and St. ...

The saga of Forlan Valdez ... oh and the Coliseum

A travel blog entry by papadisu


... but then we realized he wasn't with them. Whitley went over ton him and tried to calm him down but we didn't know what language he spoke. Another young couple, who we thought were the parents, said they had no idea who he was with. The guy pointed out a policeman and Whitley scooped up Forlan and walked over to him. The policeman was on an important mission, delivering water to he co-workers, and didn't want to bothered with this ...

Rome - awww shiiittt

A travel blog entry by mitchpayne


... was a bit of a crock, waste of time, would have been better to do it yourself and save the 30 odd euro that goes to the guide. Anyway going into the Sistine chapel was awesome just seeing paintings that you have heard about was cool. The final revelation painting and Creation of Man where my favourites. Apart from the paintings, the chapel is actually small and understated. Heading out we then went to into St Peters Basilica. Now this was truly amazing. It was just crazy ...


A travel blog entry by noyelles


... queue to see the Basilica, only to see others just infiltrate & jump the queue although nobody complained about such behaviour. We went for audio guides but took a guide tour instead & it was well worth it as the guide used her considerable influence to put us next to whatever she was describing regardless of who was there already. The thing that amazed me most was how we lost our sense of scale so that it seemed far less overwhelming internally than ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Lido di Ostia area of Rome, is near Real Rome Tours and Ostia Antica.
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