Travel Blogs from Rome
... and we set off for the Republica metro stop near us where we pop into the old ruins of the Baths of Diocletian, now partly converted into a church. Beautiful. There are hundreds of churches in Rome, often decorated with statues and art plundered from other Roman attractions. We get off at the Piazza del Poppolo, an open meeting place for locals at the northern entrance to the city of Rome. The via del Corso ...
... a great backdrop for lunch. Pizza, chianti, and a cello/guitar duet in the square made for a lovely time to sit and enjoy. This was one of those moments that we will remember for a long time. Beautiful food that the Italians do so well, beautiful music and a great view. Once the Police had moved on, we did notice a steady increase in annoying salesman of very tanned origins. They seem to move around the city in packs, and we caught some of that at the Colosseum earlier ...
... same room hundreds of years ago.
After the Vatican we made our way to St. Peter's Square and took lots of pictures. The line to get into the dome was huge so we decided to skip that and just admire it from the outside.
Next we did some more exploring that didn't lead us to anything except for a really cool outdoor market where we tried fresh Italian sauces and it smelled so good! We ...
... A man started talking to him in a foreign language to distract him. He felt something was wrong but felt his wallet still there and it was only later that he realised his camera was gone. I realised how fortunate we had been with our two incidents that others who were around had been aware for us.
We saw the movies 'White House Down' which was very good and 'Ice Age, Dawn of the Dinosaurs' which was quite funny. Greg watched 'World War Z' and said not to bother ...
... had a ticket for the seat I was in. Nothing very exciting happened on the train though. So for the first time I had actually booked some accommodation in advance! A place called the yellow hostel which the Tunisian guy had told me about. So followed the instructions to find it and was all pretty easy. Real pain here though that the street names are on the buildings instead of street signs. Dropped my bag off in my room and met one of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed