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Travel Blogs from Santa Marinella
... A train would arrive, a few people would shove their way out of the PACKED car, and 15 people would attempt to shove their way on before the doors closed. For a second, I was appalled, and irritated at being constantly jostled, but then I let myself surrender to the moment and realized that the only people that were irritated were the obvious tourists - the locals were just going with it. So I went with it. Even though it was a crazy way to start my morning, it was ...
... marked by armoury shells but will have to check on that, as it may simply be old age combined with the type of stone used. It does not fail to disappoint and looks exactly as it is photographed. It oozes an almost tired energy but given the exhausting battles it has housed within its walls and the tourists who have clambered up and down its stairs, one can understand it settling comfortably into a slow and relaxed old age. I will look into more of its history over the ...
... After making the ridiculously long walk there (and knowing I'd have to do the walk back) I sat my **** down on a rock and waited. The catacomb I saw was the st Collisto (not too sure about the spelling). It is the most popular of the catacombs visited and has 500 000 bodies buried inside. No, I did not get to see a single bone. Was I disappointed? Yes. If you want to see bones, don't do this one. They relocated all the bodies because people ...
We picniced on a nice sandy stretch of beach followed by a liesurly stroll down the embarcadero with the locals. We got quite a few strange looks as we were the only tourists about, however, I suspect it was becuase we wore fleece jackets while most of the locals wore heavy, down-filled looking parka things. It was at least 65F. The wine and food were ...
... off to the pantheon. Minutes later as we would later learn was a daily occurrence torrential rain appeared out of nowhere and we rain to buy an umbrella, that ended up being the best buy in rome. Arriving at the pantheon. We were pleasantly surprised to see everyone who hadn't bought an umbrella hiding under it, letting us take perfect photos without other tourists in the way, that was lucky. The pantheon had a m*********** in the top which spectacularly allowed hundreds ...
Other places to stay in Santa Marinella
Lungomare G Marconi 64, Santa Marinella | 2 star hotelfrom $122
Via Aurelia 164, Santa Marinella | 3 star hotelfrom $108
Via Aurelia 383, Santa Marinella | Hotelfrom $108
Via Aurelia, 30, S. Marinella, Santa Marinella | Hotelfrom $121
Piazza Trieste 6, Santa Marinella | 2 star hotelfrom $109
Lungomare G. Marconi, 23, Santa Marinella | Hotelfrom $94