Villa Borghese Resort
Travel Blogs from Rome
... and markets, you wouldn't really have recognised us with woolly hat, scarf, sunglasses, gloves....the works...roll on summer in NZ!
The Tiber, Vatican (actually easier to get into than previously thought), Apian Way, Maximus Circas,Colleseum (always the colleseum!), Piazza ...
Our first adventure weekend was to the Amalfi Coast. We took a train from Rome to Naples, a train Naples to Salerno and then a ferry from Salerno to Amalfi. The train from Rome to Naples was AWFUL. We got to Termini Station and thought we lucked out by finding €11 train tickets. Instead we got on the train and stood for almost 2.5 hours until the end of the train ride where some got seats. I lucked out and had a seat 1.5 hours into the train ...
... and others dedicated to specific types of bones such as thighs and shins, skulls, the pelvis, etc.
Due to the fact that this is a final resting spot for the monks, photos are not permitted. Perhaps this is best as it truly is a spot that one must see in person to truly believe.
Inside the crypt there is a plaque which reads and also provokes more thoughts:
"What you are now, we once were; what we are, you shall be."
Ciao, for now....
We were pretty keen to get up and out this morning. We walked to Santa Maria Maggiore,as I knew it would be a stop on the Hop on Hop Off Bus route. We got our tickets off a guy waiting just outside the church, and then once we bought our tickets were told at the bus stop that the buses were full and that it could be an hour wait to get onto a bus!
NOTE TO SELF (again!) - don't buy a ticket before you get to the bus stop, as all the Hop on
Hop Off ...
... around his neck and him holding up an iPad taking
pictures of landscapes. The second act of stupidity have just witnessed
was a guy using the iPad as sat nav in the window screen of his mini
cooper, it takes up quarter of your view! ...what the hell is wrong with
these people?!? iPads are huge, if you are holding them above your head
trying to take photos please realise you look like idiots and
stop...please. Ok rant over back to ...