Golden Tulip Bellambriana
Travel Blogs from Rome
... there we were heartbroken to find out that it was currently under construction and that it was both drained of water and covered up with scaffolding.
In fact, that had been a common trend in Rome. Every single site we went to was under construction and covered with scaffolding and it wasn’t ever in just one spot, it was all over the place. We had wanted to visit the Spanish Steps as well but found out they too ...
... We gave ourselves a figurative pat on the back then headed to the inside of the arena.
In the centre of the Colosseum you will see the many rooms which once housed the wild beasts used in the numerous events held there. They were raised by a series of platforms out through trapdoors in the main floor. There, they would fight combatants or tear into criminals sentenced to death by beast. The main floor, or stage, was made from wood which allowed the rulers to flood ...
... for me an eggplant for Steph, and then caught a
taxi to the airport. Freaked out as we realised that we'd said we'd
be arriving at 8pm when actually we were arriving at midnight, and
the accommodation emailed us to say that was impossible. Luckily we
got it sorted and agreed with them to stay at their sister B&B.
The RyanAir flight was late and we were the absolute last people on
the bus from the airport into town. Caught a taxi ...
... that there used to be a statue of Nero as high as the colosseum!!! That was unbelievable!!!! He had some sort of ego that Nero dude. More heat more crowds and by this stage as much as I was loving it I was also hating it!! Me and heat don't have a great relationship so between the sweat and the swelling it's fair to say I was just looking and feeling disgusting. Ange and I took our pics and got the hell out of there. It's ok I'll read about it later ...
... closing ranks like an episode of Meerkat Manor.
We stepped onto the train, scooting the four stops to Termini Station for transfer to our train to Florence. Unfortunately, due to the nervous Nellies, we had arrived one and three quarter hours early! This meant that we were in the lair of the rats for 90 minutes longer than necessary!
Everyone circled around into tortoise formation, made famous by the Roman legions, and huddled at the first cafe. The ...