Travel Blogs from Rome
Friday evening I got the coach to Rome which took about three hours. The trip didn't get off to a great start - 10 mins before the bus was due someone told me and some Italians that we were in the wrong place for the coach and pointed us where to go, so we went off searching. There seemed to be no sign of a bus there either so we asked a policeman …
... games' are told and I stare in awe as I try to picture 60000 people squeezing in the arena. As we move to the exterior and look at other buildings including the place where Julius Caesar was cremated, Paula and I laugh at the idea of a 'modern building' being built in the 1500s. The day is a little overwhelming and I try to comprehend everything as we are surrounded by thousands of years of history. I compare this to the two hundred years of history in Australia but I'm not quite sure ...
... the original sarting point to 3 metres below, hence the height of a single level of the catacomb. Couldn't take any photos though as the chambers are regarded as sacred ground (even though there are no remains).
We then travelled to the Appian way as Sandy mentioned before (which is about 17 kms of the original road from Rome to Sicily), although we viewed only about 200 metres of it. Next stop was a part of the ruins of the aquaduct built ...
... our hotel where we met up with the Youngs who finally arrived mid morning after their cancelled flight from Montreal. We found a very nice restaurant close to the hotel where we enjoyed traditional pizza and pasta. Julie was amazed by the skill of the pizza dough tossing chef. He proceeded to flirt with her tossing another dough every time she looked his way! After a little souvenir shopping around the hotel, we went back to the hotel to rest our tired ...
... We ordered a pizza each and shared a bottle of wine, not that we needed any further sedation tonight. We took our time over it enjoying the very friendly and casual ambience of the place. When we were done, we loved that we were only a few steps away from our apartment. It's such a shame that just as we're starting to feel like locals, the time has come to leave.
For tonight at least, we'll fall asleep to the sound of the pitter patter of rain knowing that ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRelais 6 Rome
Really beautiful hotel on a quiet street. Staff were excellent, very helpful and friendly with great english. 10 mins on the bus into the centre of Rome, and only 5-10 mins walk to a few restaurants in the evening. Very nice lounge/bar with free nibbles and a yummy breakfast!
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