Il Glicine - Colosseo
Travel Blogs from Rome
... about The Leaning Tower of
Pisa, which was only about an hour from La Spezia, if we had realised earlier
we would have gone there on the way, but Sam didn’t want to get off the train,
so we will try and stop there on the way back up.
After checking into our hotel, Sam had a siesta, then we
decided to do some washing. While our clothes were drying, we had a beer at a
restaurant in the same street as the Laundromat, Sam asked for ...
A day to get our bearings...
Today we got to sleep in get our clothes laid out & do some laundry in the shower. Off to a 'caffe'terria for a delightful americano. It was a perfect time to write all of our post cards; unfortunately we found out today they could take up to a month to get to you, if at all!
We wandered around Rome just sight seeing & people watching. Our hotel is close enough to everything ...
... people at 5am with people off to start their work days! Our flight was with Easy Jet, and their check in and boarding process was just that, easy. The flight was smooth and we both used the time get a quick sleep. After landing in Rome and collecting our bags, there was a €5 transfer to Rome's main train station, Termini. Compared to the parts of Europe we had already been, Rome's weather was significantly warmer and with clear skies. There also seemed to be more parks ...
... and were required to check all of our stuff at a bag drop. Our Roma Pass made it free for our tickets and we decided to pay for a guided English tour. I feel like I appreciate things so much more when I have someone helping me along with the history. As we were waiting for our tour to start, this older American couple from California struck up a conversation since they were sitting right there. While we were chatting with them, a second couple also from ...
... from below. This amplified our excitement at seeing the city over the next few days.
Everything in THE touristic core of Rome is built on a grand scale. We started our day off at the truly iconic Colosseum. As we walked down the street each block presented another ancient ruin that was in some state of excavation. It really felt like we were on a film studiolot looking at the construction and deconstruction of various sets for a Roman period epic.
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