Travel Blogs from Rome
... which showed us the before and after shots of the place, which helped to realise how grand it all used to be. We wandered down the main strip from the entry gate to the end. Trying to find where we were and read a little bit of information from our guide books to help us understand a little about the city. We needed to get back for our tour so we moved on after about an hour. We hadn’t seen it all but it was time to go. The grandeur of the area was quite striking. To see such ...
... ordered some buffalo wings. A couple of the girls joined as well and helped eat some of my nachos! I finally got my burger and there was nothing special about it but it tasted so good. I think I really was craving ketchup and mayo. Everything here is so "bland" compared to "American" food. I ate the burger quickly and started eating some of the nachos. They ...
... and wandered into the Pantheon which always amazes me. People using phones and talking loudly despite signs saying not to, a bit disrespectful. Technically now a catholic church but a real monument 2000 years old.
Walked back to the river by way of a supermercarto and then back home. We all really enjoyed the walk as it is the best time of day in Rome. A lovely end to a predominantly travel day here in the Eternal City.
... dinner near Piazza Navona and nobody ordered pizza! It was wonderful. We enjoyed Italy vs Spain soccer game during dinner and watching the Italian fans at the restaurant.
Alex and Tyler highlights:
Italian soccer fans are the most animated and the best fans!!
Street vendors are ...
... year 1100 during the height of the Middle ages; 2) beneath the present basilica is a 4th-century basilica that had been converted out of the home of a Roman nobleman, part of which had in the first century briefly served as an early chuch, and the basement of which had in the 2nd century served as a mithraeum; 3) the home of the Roman nobleman had been built on the foundations of a republican era building that had been destroyed in the ...
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