Travel Blogs from Rome
Today we finished our time in Florence, did a walking tour in the morning then had lunch and got back on the bus headed for Rome. Got into Rome at 4:30pm checked in and went strait on to another walking tour around Rome. Had dinner in the tour and got back to our hotel after 10 pm, it was a long day. Second day in Rome we went to the Vatican where …
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The early morning finish the night before had meant that we missed our first, second and even third agreed upon start time. Hey, when in Rome, and those guys slept till midday after their parties too. Although we had a late start we still had four whole days to kill, but in a city this size, with as many “must sees and do’s” as Rome has, that length of time may even prove to be a struggle.
On our first two days were assigned to the ...
... the architecture of these halls is "repurposed" marble from various sites around ancient Rome. In particular, the floors were once seats in the Colosseum!
We next enter a series of rooms dedicated to a variety of subjects as well. First there is the room of the Immaculate Conception, next the Emperor Constantine, and then a group of rooms housing a collection of paintings by the early 16th century painter/architect ...
... angry, and homeless on the worst night to find a place to stay in, we began to wonder from one hotel to another. After about an hour, and countless hotels, we were able to find a place near the train station!
That night we enjoyed a fantastic New Year's celebration atop the Capitoline Hill, adjacent to the Wedding Cake monument. We had an unimpeded view of multiple ...
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