Orto di Roma
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Breakfast Available
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... barbarians dug out all the metal nails joining the blocks together which is why all of the 80 or so arches all have holes all over them and over the centuries it became buried, then once excavated it was the best preserved area because it had been under all that dirt.
Most of the travertine covering the colosseum was removed, along with anything else that could be recycled and used on St Peters Basilica. It also had the biggest bronze statue that was melted down ...
... The first thing I wanted to see as the sculpture that contribute to the creation of the museum, it was beautiful but the other huge statues as great Roman baths took my breath away more. The age of the statues was absolutely incredible. My favourite was a sculpture of a goddess dating back to Greece in 345BC!!! It was beautiful, restored in part by Raphael after it was discovered in a dark cave. We walked through ...
... at the bottom was covered in a screen for restoration work and NO FLOWERS as depicted in all the postcards... see photo!!
Tonight we went to a really nice restaurant just down the road from our hotel - yes - unusual to have RAW PRAWNS on the menu I thought, but perhaps it was a translation problem????
Tomorrow, we catch a train to Naples...
1) It is impolite to say Ciao! when you are speaking with strangers, opt for Buongiorno before 2pm and Buenasera after that.
2) Learn the language of the country, even if you are attending an English speaking school. I really could have benefited from knowing simple phrases. Even if it is literally 1 semester of the language or you do it online JUST DO IT! I found a very helpful website called live mocha.
3) Find a credit card with less international fees, ...
... last minute shopping. What mum has been waiting for. He bought our Leonardo Express train tickets first so we didn't have to rush to the airport. We headed to this awesome department store called 'Coin' which had all different types of top brands in it. I bought myself a pair of 'Ray Ban' sunglasses that I had been eyeing off for a while. Mum was tossing up weather to buy an Armani Jeans bag or not, but she settled for some jewellery instead...a lot of jewellery.