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Travel Blogs from Santa Marinella
... park on the narrow streets completely blocking everyone else, the solution appears to be to honk endlessly until they return!
The Vatican is surrounded by large, fortress like walls on all sides but the one in St Peter's Square which has Bernini's columns curving around in a welcoming embrace of worshipers. There is tight security, not just the colorfully dressed Swiss guard but military police with machine guns and a ...
... Legends were spun trying to explain exactly how the Romans built this thing. At the top of the dome is the eye in the sky - the opening called the oculus. It is not covered, so when it rains, the Pantheon gets wet inside - that's why there are holes in the floor, and it's also slanted towards the edges to help water drain.
Just to the left of the altar is Raphael's tomb together with a bronze bust depicting him. Two kings of Italy are also buried here - ...
... After nearly 4 weeks of busyness, it's easy to forget! Using public transport is so easy in Rome, as it has been in the other towns and cities we've visited. The underground Metro system is fast and efficient. We used it to get to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel today. As expected the crowds were big, but the secret is to hold onto each other and just keep moving. ...
... to be sure of where we are going when we leave for Florence early on Friday morning. We also did a "walk through" of the route we have to walk tomorrow to catch our bus to Naples and Pompeii. It promises to be a long day tomorrow, so just wanted to work out our schedule - we plan to set off at 6.30 in the morning and grab breakfast on the ...
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 Guglielmo Marconi 64, Santa Marinella | 2 star hotelfrom $80
Via Aurelia 164, Santa Marinella | 3 star hotelfrom $108
Via Aurelia 383, Santa Marinella | Hotelfrom $108
Piazza Trieste 6, Santa Marinella | 2 star hotelfrom $109
Via Aurelia 30, Santa Marinella | Hotelfrom $107
Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi 23, Santa Marinella | Hotelfrom $94