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Travel Blogs from Santa Marinella
On our way to meet Julie and Stephan for a farewell dinner we visited Barberini Palace which holds a good collection of mostly Italian renaissance art including some busts of the important family members by Bernini, and several Carravagio paintings. Unfortunately the only one on show today was the striking Judith cutting off Holofernes' head, a story from the bible. Despite the context it is a memorable painting and worth the entrance on it's own. The palace is built on ...
... and the Trojans so she shook the ground and blinded him. The Trojans saw this as a sign to let the horse inside the gates. Laocöön however did not give up and tried to convince them to burn the horse. Athena again became angered so she and possibly Poseidon send two giant sea serpents to attack Laocöön and his two sons. The attack is what the statue ...
... our days adventure at a local trattoria for a late lunch. Question I have is it ok to have a jug of wine with lunch?!! Seems it is severed this way in Rome, no wonder everyone loves Rome....lunch was delicious, finished with a gelato of course! Will head out tonight for dinner at a recommend trattoria around 7:30pm. It has stopped raining for now which is nice. Another awesome day had in ...
... things about how they used to conduct the fights there, how it all worked, I would have hated to be under there, let me tell you! We also marveled at the architecture - I knew about arches but honestly never really looked at them before. But how amazing is that! I can't believe they built this 2000 years ago! I have lots more details, but too tired to write too many! We then climbed up to the 3rd ring, and luckily the rain had stopped and we didn't have to break ...
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 ...
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