Travel Blogs from Rome
Part One: Rome – awesomeness personified
I pictured the lovely ferry ride from Barcelona to Rome to be all sparkly blue Mediterranean water, sharp distant mountains and perhaps even some frolicking sea nymphs, instead I got a leaden sky and sea and absolutely nothing else to see. Even the casual appearance of Sardinia was underwhelming, still it was fun to do and I made friends with a mad Roman woman which was a sign of the wonderful things to come.
... Tevere, before walking back to street where our bus left from. Back at the hotel we cooled down a bit, then thinking it would be cooler at a park decided to catch the metro to Villa Borghese. Only we hadn't thought about the fact we would have to walk up-hill and that the park was not all covered in nice shade covering trees! By the afternoon the temperature had risen to 33degrees and having discovered we had walked in a circle and miss a huge chunk of the ...
... while waiting in line to get into the Vatican museum these people would not take a hint. We were probably in line for about 40 minutes so it wasn't terribly bad. When we were finally in, we were slapped in the face by an overwhelming amount of beautiful murals everywhere we looked. Once in there it's just a giant crowd of people all walking towards the Sistine Chapel. Not many people stopped and looked at the art, it was always a constant line slowly walking their way ...
I wouldn't have asked for a better way to turn 22. It was a lovely day (much better than the snow I'm sure I would have had in Michigan) and a perfect way to wrap up our vacation. My dad and Karen got me a cute purse I really wanted and a beautiful ring.
We started out the day by moving from our apartment into a hotel. From there, we made our way by bus to the Sistine Chapel. Strangely, there was a random ...
... there for 3 hours before jumping on the train to PISA.
As you can tell from this rather negative entry, I didnt really enjoy rome. It may have been more enjoyable if we had a nice cool place to retreat to in the evenings after a day sightseeing in the heat. Italian waiters/customer service people seemed to be ruder than French waiters, and tried to rip me off several times. There are so many souvineer shops and people trying ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Kids activities or Babysitting