Piazza Barberini

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  • Day49


    May 26, 2017 in Italy

    Rome, take 2.

    Seen a lot, walked a lot, queued a lot, over the last four days.

    Tuesday we spent the majority of the day in the Vatican City. It is absolutely mobbed here in Rome. Not sure if it is the time of year or if it is always like this but I don't recall the sheer amount of people when I was last here, admittedly about 12 years ago.

    We queued for about 45 minutes to view the Musei di Vaticani - a collection of museums - and most importantly to be squished like sardines into the Sistine Chapel. Incredible collection of sculptures, artwork and artifacts in the Musei - which Stuart and I took really seriously - and worth the wait to see Michelangelo's masterpiece. Next we headed to St Peter's and queued for about an hour and 15 minutes as despite returning three times during the day the queue never got any shorter, The experience was made much more enjoyable by spending the time chatting to a Korean chap called Reagan who is travelling Europe on his own.

    When we finally got through security, I made the journey up to the Bronze Doors to request tickets for the audience with the Pope the following day. Only one person is allowed to go up the stairs and I got to chat to a Swiss Guard. Visiting St Peters is a must,it really dwarfs any other church that we have visited.

    On Wednesday we headed in what we deemed to be early to get back to St Peter's square for the audience with the Pope. Reckon we underestimated it by about two hours as the place was swamped when we arrived. Although we couldn't get into the centre of the seating, we managed to hear and see him from a distance so pretty pleased with that.

    We then went onto Castel Sant'Angelo, which sits on the west of the River Tiber which was built by Hadrian as his Mausoleum. Whilst I didn't really find the exhibits that fascinating.. can I say that? it was worth it for the view from the top. As we left the Castel we crossed the River only to bump into our friend Reagan again randomly in the street, we are now Instagram buddies so can follow each others travels. Despite having seen the Pope a few hours earlier I think that chance meeting was definitely Stuarts highlight of the day!

    Headed to the city last night to eat after doing washing and preparing for moving on. Visiting my gran's friend Maria today and on the ferry to Croatia next Thursday, in the meantime who knows, will keep you updated!
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  • Day11

    After strolling the Borghese Gardens, what could be more perfect than a mid-day merenda in the glamorous Via Veneto neighborhood. We dined on an imaginative antipasti misti of grilled zuchinni and eggplant, roasted peppers, marinated fave beans and Italian peas, and prosciutto. And, caramel panna cotta to die for served in the Italian version of a Southern mason jar!

    According to Wikipedia(!), the Via Veneto neighborhood "acquired international fame as the centre of la dolce vita ("the sweet life").... The 1960 film La Dolce Vita by Federico Fellini immortalized Via Veneto's hyperactive lifestyle, lights and crawling stream of honking traffic."
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  • Day61

    Tourist Traipsing and Thor

    November 3, 2017 in Italy

    Slept in and it rained a bit so decided to take it easy. Jets flew over head randomly. Unsure why. Eventually went to a cinema to see Thor Ragnarok (in English with Italian subtitles). Had a brief lunch on the way - decided to splurge and get traditional Italian food hand made at home by a renowned chef (jokes, it was 10 bucks worth of BK and was good).

    Movie was good (won't post spoilers). Also did some wandering and saw Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Not really sure what the fuss is about but man there were a lot of tourists taking a lot of selfies. Eventually made our way back (enjoyed some random sights too).

    Then grocery shopping and takeaway pasta and gelato for dinner. Yum!
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  • Day3

    ... in Roma 1. Tag/1.Giorno

    May 9, 2016 in Italy

    um entspannt in die Flitterwochen zu starten haben wir uns kurzfristig entschlossen nochmal in Rom halt zu machen...
    Rom kennen alle entweder durch eigene Reisen oder durch Bilder... Für uns ist es immer einen Ausflug wert da wir jedesmal neues entdecken können... Nach der anstrengenden anfahrt haben wir gemeinsam noch den Trevi Brunnen am Abend genießen können, der Platz überfüllt wie immer und dennoch genug Platz um den Anblick und diese Herausragende Kunstarbeit zu geniessen... Langsam merken auch wir das alles kein Traum ist...

    Per iniziare a rilassarci nelle luna di miele abbiamo deciso di fare di nuovo una breve sosta a Roma...
    Roma ognuno conosce da viaggi o da immagini ... Per noi vale sempre la pena a fare una visita e siamo in grado di scoprire ogni volta nuove cose di Roma ... Dopo una estenuanti strada di accesso si siamo ancora goduto insieme la serata alla Fontana di Trevi, un luogo affollato come sempre ma ancora molto spazio per godersi le attrazioni di questa eccezionale opera d'arte ... Lentamente scopriremo che tutto questo non è un sogno...
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  • Day1

    auf dem Weg zum Trevi-Brunnen

    December 17, 2010 in Italy

    Nachdem wir uns im Hotel etwas ausgeruht haben sind wir wieder losgezogen.

    Leider krieg ich alles nicht mehr so ganz zusammen.

    Ich meine wir sind mit dem Bus zur nächstgelegenen U-Bahn-Station gefahren. Dort sind wir wenn ich mich recht entsinne erst einmal zu Burger King.

    Das Wetter verschlechterte sich und es fing immer mehr an zu regnen.

    Dann sind wir zum Trevibrunnen gefahren. Unsere Metrohaltestelle war Barberini. Von dort aus sind wir gelaufen.
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  • Day1

    Hard Rock Café

    December 17, 2010 in Italy

    Obwohl uns kalt war und wir sehr durchnässt waren sind wir noch zum Hard Rock Café gegangen.

    Ich weiss noch, dass wir erst irgendwie falsch gelaufen sind. Das war etwas nervig, aber letztendlich waren wir erfolgreich.

    Ich habe mir ein schwarzes T-Shirt gekauft und für Schatz auch eins. Leider weiss ich nicht mehr genau welches. Müsste ich mal im Kleiderschrank forschen!Read more

  • Day1

    auf dem Weg zum Trevibrunnen

    June 3, 2015 in Italy

    Erst einmal sind wir am Hauptbahnhof in den Supermarkt gegangen da Schatzi Durst hatte und zum Abendbrot haben wir uns gleich noch ein paar Brötchen geholt.

    Dann sind wir zu Fuß zum Trevibrunnen gegangen. Der war fußläufig gut erreichbar und auch im dunklen sehenswert...dachte ich...

    Vorher waren wir noch kurz im Hard Rock Café um die Ecke und in einem Souveniershop habe ich für Sabrina noch einen Magneten erstanden.Read more

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