When in Rome

Trip Start Jun 01, 2004
Trip End Jul 25, 2005

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Sunday, July 11, 2004

11 July 2004

The train journey from Pisa to Rome took 3 hours, carriage style seats again... but this time the reservation fee cost us 11.40Euro each because this train was supposed to be faster?

So far the trains in Italy haven't been as good as France or Spain... Spanish trains are far superior!! We think that the overnight train we took left us with a few extra passengers!! Scrachy!!!

We found accommodation in a 2 Star hotel very close to the station for only 50 Euro per night with a shared bathroom. We decided to go to St Peters Square the first night....we got the metro, where we witnessed a few Japanese tourist being pick pocketed on the metro... what happened? well about 3 people hearded the group onto the metro at a really busy stop and then the three got off at the next station, while the poor tourist were wondering were their belongings where! So be careful!! St Peters is a 5 min walk from the metro station....well when I walked in (checked by police on entrance) I felt totally overwhelmed by the place...its beautiful!! I even started to cry!! I just knew that i'd been their before...dont know when but it was a happy time for me! Brilliant experience! We stayed here for ages just chillin, sitting watching people come and go and the sun go down.

We walked it back through the city... you see sooo many sights, but bring comfy shoes this city takes alot out of you!..... we went to the Piazza Venezia, looked at the Colossum from a distance (saving if for another day), Castel San Angelo, The Vatican and the Trevi Fountain ..... the fountain is not as i expected, its totally crowded! In a small square, with people trying to sell you everything from roses to stress balls, it was good to see and of course we threw in money but a little disappointing...... We walked the feet off ourselves!! Totally exhausted we dragged ourselves back to the hotel.
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