Victoria Terme Hotel
Travel Blogs from Tivoli
Our plane didn't board for quite some time, and we were left waiting for a couple of hours to even check in, but wifi is fantastic when travelling. We even managed to Skype Matthew and Sarah at the airport while we were waiting. Finally we were on our way, The flight was delayed considerably and we arrived in Rome about an hour later than scheduled.
We had organised to pick up the car that Robert had leased, and had to ...
... in Italy when I learned this interesting fact: the word "honeymoon" derives from the ancient Roman tradition of sweetening the couple's wine with honey for the first month (or moon cycle) of marriage. Love it!
And so we began in Italy. Tivoli, Italy to be precise. Tivoli is just 30 km or so outside Rome. Since we were arriving in Italy just days before Easter, we realized it was not the best time to be in Rome. ...
... town, we noticed they were also nice enough to paint their names and racial slurs on street signs, park benches, and even ancient ruins. I had forgotten how much graffiti there is in Italy. To clarify, there's a lot. I'm guessing 4% of the nation's GDP is spent on spray paint.
But what's amazing is that Italy is so cool and gorgeous that what would be a glaring eyesore anywhere else is easy to ignore. Riding the ...
... the metro back to the Coliseum. Fortunately we were able to go inside and see everything. It was so amazing to see such old ruins in the relatively good state that they were in. I found it hard wrapping my brain around just how old everything around me was. We went to the Roman Forum and saw where Julius Caesar was killed and buried and we saw one of Nero's temples. After the tour, we headed back to the hotel to catch the bus home. It was a long, busy ...
... Mikey's flat we are settling in to Rome and playing our own version of Centurion and Gladiator games. Lyd and I have been inspired to devise runs that take in the different tourist sites. Yesterday involved the Forum and the Colleseum and today the Vatican City. I was just in time to hear today's sunday morning service relayed on the loud speakers as I ran round St Peter's ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility