Il Glicine - Colosseo
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We started out the day at a nice little cafe on the piazza Berberini. We enjoyed omelettes, cappuccino, and toast. We then proceeded to the Roman colosseum and the Roman forum. The colosseum was very overwhelming in both size and history. It was unbelievable that such a complex structure could be completed in 80 AD. After that we walked to a nice …
... disrepair and slowly being restored. You can see where the gladiators were kept below the caved in floor of the Colosseum, the viewing areas etc.
I make it but absolutely buggered and need to soak my feet in ice water, not going to happen.
Back to the hotel, shower and on the coach to the Marriott Hotel where we have a four course meal and drinks included.
Arrive back at our hotel around 9:30 and catch up on my blog before retiring around ...
... of Caribbean fan, came to the rescue and as we approached our station he was able to part the seething masses and we were pretty much ejected onto the Trastevere platform with our luggage. I looked back to see Princess Leia smiling broadly whilst frenetically typing on her phone. No doubt telling Luke Skywalker in the next carriage of the encounter she had just had with a couple of weird tourists.
... will have to speak for us.
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... When I was 16 I visited Italy with my sister, forming a life long association of freedom, sun, and culture. Since this time I had entertained ideas of varying degrees, stretching to living and working there indefinitely upon my finishing university, before I met PM and eventually concocted our current state of affairs and it was Italy that I was always most excited to rediscover. First on my list to return to was the famed Cinque Terre; five fishing villages within 50km ...