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Travel Blogs from Santa Marinella
... motor way stop at one of the usual locations where you purchase your food, cafeteria style on a tray, and pay at the counter. Feels like I am at a school in America! Continue on the road, arriving in Rome at about 4.00pm. It was a beautiful day outside today - pity it was raining yesterday in Venice and not on our travel day Arrive in Rome staying at the Kolbe Hotel, right in the centre of the old ...
... or one for tour groups only. The difference is the exit for average tourists takes you outside the Vatican Museum, the other to St Peters Basilica which saves you 1 or 2 kilometres walking. So MDW and I tagged on behind a tour group and there we were at the entrance with no queuing. Personally St Peters was more impressive than the Sistine Chapel. All of the marble carvings are incredible. Also there are several small chapels for people to enter and reflect or ...
Although we had a fairly early night both Shani and I were up at 4am wide awake. At least it gave us time to go through our plans for today and organise paperwork etc. In 2hrs breakfast will be open and from there we will take ourselves back to the Trevi fountain where we will jump on the open top "hop on hop off bus" doing the rounds of Rome and jumping off at the Vatican. Today we will be exploring the Vatican and the Sistine chapel- and eating more gelato of ...
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 ...
... was next on our list. We could not believe how well the structure was preserved. Since there was free entrance we had a look around inside. The floor in the middle was soaked from the earlier rain that came in through the circular opening in the dome. The art work and tombs inside the Pantheon were interesting and taught us things we didn't know before.
The fountain I wanted to see the most was just around the corner. We knew we had reached ...
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