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Travel Blogs from Santa Marinella
... just in case it was DVT (having ruled out food poisoning). The San ER was virtually empty. He was put on a drip and by 8:30am had kept some breakfast down. The blood tests came back with no indication of clots, so he came home at 10:30am. I came home at 4:30am to try and sleep and went back at 7am. Not in our plans at all, especially as we hadn't suffered jetlag at all & slept well through Saturday night. Arriving on a flight late afternoon is certainly the ideal way.
... to keep in mind that I am not a religious man, it is just that amazing. We stood in there and drank it all in for a few minutes, just admiring the brilliance of a great artist. I feel so privileged to have seen this in person and it will be one of the most memorable moments of my life.
After the Chapel the tour was basically over. Drew picked up some rosaries for his family from the gift shop and we ...
... had a good wander of the forum and the ruins then headed into town in search of the famous Trevi Fountain. Rome is a very clean and pleasantly smelling city, it is nice to not have the constant smell of urine when walking through the narrow side streets. There are also fountains throughout the city for drinking water – fantastic! When we arrived at Trevi Fountain it was as beautiful as we both had imagined. We sat on the bench for quite some time enjoying watching ...
... and eateries.
Smoking is prevalent.
There is no take away coffee (drink it standing at coffee shop)
Fast food choices are limited to a pastry for breakfast, or a panini/calzone for lunch.
There are few obese Italians.
Lunch was had on the roadside at a local eatery just up from our accom in via urbana - pasta with ham and mushrooms and a salad plus of course a bottle of local white wine ...
Roamings and Romans. Or, We came, we saw, we took pictures….Regal palaces, royal villas, papal retreats, and that was just the few stops along the way as we celebrated the end of Randy’s semi-retirement and our first visitor, Caitlin, (my daughter by blood, Randy’s by nature and temperament). Like Randy, Caitlin always sees to it that she has a good time, so you can expect to have some laughs ...
Other places to stay in Santa Marinella
Lungomare G Marconi 64, Santa Marinella | 2 star hotelfrom $118
Via Aurelia 164, Santa Marinella | 3 star hotelfrom $139
Via Aurelia 383, Santa Marinella | Hotelfrom $105
Via Aurelia, 30, S. Marinella, Santa Marinella | Hotelfrom $98
Piazza Trieste 6, Santa Marinella | 2 star hotelfrom $109
Lungomare G. Marconi, 23 , Santa Marinella | Hotelfrom $116