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... of the inaugural games held by Titus in AD 80 describe it being filled with water for a display of specially trained swimming horses and bulls. There is also an account of a re-enactment of a famous sea battle between the Corcyrean (Corfiot) Greeks and the Corinthians. This has been the subject of some debate among historians; although providing the water would not have been a problem, it is unclear how the arena could have been waterproofed, nor would there have been enough space in ...
... were once a Church. This is because The Church regularly harvested building materials from other structures in Rome, but left alone all of the 1,000+ churches in Rome. In fact, most of the marble that today makes up St. Peter's Bacillica, resided for a thousand years on the walls of Palermo Palace. After leaving the Colosseum and the Palace we continued our journey past the state house, where guards stand 24 hrs a day. You are not allowed to ...
... and the temperature dropped to comfortable levels we sat in a large courtyard and feasted on pasta dishes and wine before walking slowly back to our hotel, making sure to avoid seeing the Colosseum before our planned visit the following day.
With a more relaxed start to the day than previously, we headed off to see the Colosseum. The early morning lines were not too long yet and we soon got tickets for a guided tour of all floors of this famous attraction. Our ...
... Santi Cosma e Damiano, among others.
On Wednesday, I went to the Papal Audience in order to receive a blessing from Pope Francis. Although my spiritual views are heretical in relation to many points of modern Catholic theology, the energy was so positive and the atmosphere so vibrant that I didn't mind setting aside my different perceptions and just bask in the feelings of goodness.
The week closed with me going to the Church of Santa Maria ...
... peek inside), onto the Trevi Fountain and back again without once being hassled by the army of hawkers constantly attempting to lure tourists into their establishments. I have to admit, I felt a little bit proud and empowered by my brief jaunt about town - it's certainly not something the 'me' that walked the same streets a decade ago would have been capable of.
I returned to find Mum rested and ready for dinner. We had decided to ...
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Viale Castello Della Magliana 65, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $112
- Good deal if you don't mind the location
- Spacious, convenient, affordable way to start/end trips
- Good ending to our Italy trip
Vatican City, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $116
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EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $98
- Enjoy your stay, don't make a fuss about the distance !
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Monte Mario, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $264
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Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $146
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $110
- Bad impression
- Thank you Trip Advisor! Spot on!
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $139
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Ciampino Airport, Rome | 2 star hotelfrom $84
Vatican City, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $182
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Via Colonnello Tommaso Masala 54, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $125
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Ardeatino, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $99
Castro Pretorio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- Great service!
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Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $309
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Appio Claudio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $71
Via Prenestina, 944, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $72
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $76
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $82
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- Great hotel
- Great hotel
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $132
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- Nice, but too far from major attractions
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EUR, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $88
- Great hotel but not for tourists
- Una mala ubicación, un buen hotel
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Great Value
- A great hotel in great grounds
- Simply Fabulous!
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $78
- Refurbished Rooms
- Come on! It wasn't that bad.
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Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $170
- Perfect location
- Very Central
- Great location
Historic Center, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $88
- Poor time at the Porta!
- Loved our stay here
- Very noisy hotel
Suburbio Aurelio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $68
- Generally good
- NOt very central to the sights
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