Ibis Roma Fiera
Travel Blogs from Rome
It's hard to make a good first impression even when in an exciting and exotic place. Coming out of the airplane, it was already hot, humid, and crowded. I could already tell that some people (Italian or not) were kind of rude. They wouldn't get out of the way and would go right through our group if they were walking our way. Getting out of the airport and onto the bus wasn't much better. The bus was also very hot. After getting off the bus we then had to find our ...
Finally I reached the Teatro di Marcello, built in the 1st century B.C. (!), and was the model for the Coliseum and other amphitheaters. I actually had to take a 2nd look myself as the taxi drove me by it the other night, thinking for a moment that it was the Coliseum! You can walk easily up close to the stones as well as the nearby Tempio de Apollo (3 marble column remains) and the Portico d’Ottavia (4-sided porch, but ...
... hang of making my way through the winding cobblestone streets. I don’t always go the exact same way and I've come across some piazzas and churches that are beautiful!
I tried mom on Facetime and got her on the second try. How fun was that!! It really does seem like magic to be able to see someone who is thousands of miles away, in a different time zone, talk to them and show them my place here! The church bells went ...
... of the movie Spartacus and Russel Crowe's Gladiator, the bloody fights, savage, slaughter, barbaric, intriguing physique and raw sexuality. Hmm indeed ancient!
- The Colosseum
- The Roman Forum
- The Roman Aqueducts
- Bath of Caracalia
- Ava ntine Hills -Mouth of Truth
- Via Appia - The Appian Way
- St Peter's Square
- St Peter's ...
... The centre door was opened in their honour, and they came down the centre isle singing hymns. Definitely interesting to see.
We ended the tour in the Piazza. A restoration of Bernini's columns is underway, but one half had recently been completed and exposed. Our guide lead us to one particular point in the square where the second row of columns vanishes perfectly, owing to Bernini's precise measurements.
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- Wheelchair accessibility