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Travel Blogs from Santa Marinella
... lot of people who smoke and the smell smells disgusting. I was busting to go to the toilet and you had to pay 1 Euro which is $1.49 Australian to use a public toilet. My feet are killing me they hurt so much. Tomorrow we are going to see the Colosseum, The Vatican City including the museums, The Sistine Chapels and St Peter,s Basilica and also go on the hop on hop off bus and see much more. Time: 3:42pm Date: 24th ...
... by Michelangelo on the funeral monument of Pope Julius 2nd. The church incidentaly holds a 4th C. relic of St Peter, being the"chains in which he was bound".they lasted remarkably well for 300 years, a miracle! It being date night we went to a restaurant on the bank of the Tiber where we had a happy time with a bottle of vino nobile di montepulciano and green pepper steak and Laurie's second steak ...
... minutes on the tickets. For winter it is spectacular, blue sky, calm and about 15 degrees while ancient monuments and institutions pass by in the window. Had our cheap coffees standing at counter and walked across central Rome reacquainting ourselves with suitable restaurants and shops and a few famous landmarks. Got a ...
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 ...
Today we experienced the horror of horrors- as we walked into the Colesseum, the battery went flat on my camera. OMG!! So I used my phone camera instead (whew!) but cannot work out how to upload onto the tablet, so you'll just have to wait till we get home to see them!
Anyway, it is all mind boggling to think of the size of the Colesseum and when it was built. And the carnage ...
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
High Street, Northampton | 1 star hotelfrom $109
Lungomare G. Marconi, 23, Santa Marinella | Hotelfrom $94