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Castro Pretorio

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  • Day1

    ROMA April 5-9

    April 5, 2016 in Italy

    So after 2 days of traveling i have officially arrived in Roma! It's about 2.45pm and i am currently in my apartment recovering from my first Italian food coma after eating meatball pizza.
    The weather in Rome is just not. Not too hot, not too cold. I can get around fine in a tshirt, jeans and sandals.

    I spent 8 hours in Singapore airport walking back and forth through its 3 massive terminals. But luckily i got the row to myself on my flight to Roma so i got a decent sleep.

    I spent about an hour getting lost in the streets surrounding my place but was able to eventually find a pizza place that wasnt too crowded and had someone who spoke English.
    I haven't worked up the courage to order in Italian because all of the food places dont have names on the food that's in front of you.

    Luckily for me Breakfast is supplied and there is a corner store across the road for snacks.

    Well that's all for day 1.
    Ciao for now.
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  • Day79

    Rome - Baths of Diocletian

    October 18, 2015 in Italy

    Having a few hours to spare on our last day, we decided to check out something we'd walked past many times but never investigated. Turns out it was the Baths of Diocletian, now part of the National Roman Museum. It was a bit pricey to get in because there was a modern art exhibition on there too (13€ for an 8-day pass to a bunch of museums we didn't have time to visit).

    Anyhow, these baths were the largest ever constructed by Roman emperors. It's a huge site for a single complex - larger in land area than St Peter's Basilica. A lot of the original structure has broken down, but what remains still give a sense of the grand scale of the place (#1,2,3) and its craftsmanship (#4 - Hercules vs Achelous). Part of the original frigidarium (cold bath room) has been turned into an entire church (#5).

    There were also a lot of assorted artefacts arranged around the area with little ceremony (#6). I guess when you dig up your 500th 2000 year old broken statue/sarcophagus it's not that special any more. I thought the museum itself was pretty average.
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