Piazza della Rotonda

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  • Day52

    a(Rom)atisch (-;

    August 13, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    .. laufen ☺️😆 laufer 😅 am laufensten .. 😂 LÄUFT 😆🤣🤣

    Die Füsse dampften am Abend und immer wieder gern, ... dieses Feeling hier ist unbeschreiblich ☺️ schön und man spürt die Vergangenheit ganz nah.

    Wir sind dankbar dafür und vorallem auch das unser kleines Söhnchen all dies schon miterleben darf, und auch wie lieb er den ganzen Tag über ist. 😍
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  • Day1


    August 23, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    We hit the ground running today! With a Rick Steves audio guide download we headed out into a hot day in Rome! Ticked off a lot in 12kms and then headed back to our hotel for a siesta before dinner.

  • Day3

    Le panthéon

    August 14, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Autre passage incontournable de Rome (décidément il n'y a que ça ! C'est donc vrai on ne nous avait pas menti !!)

    Bon nos pieds n'étaient plus vraiment en forme et on en avait un peu plein... Les bottes du coup on a admire de l'extérieur et on s'est enfui pour prendre un spritz en terrasse! (on cultivé le cliché, on l'aime on le chéri !)

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  • Day3

    Le dernier cliché

    August 14, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Pour finir cette belle journée nous avons choisi le spritz en terrasse ! Peut être qu'on se laissera tenter par une bonne burrata par la suite...

  • Day2

    Don Nino Gelateria & Pasticceria

    November 23, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    In my research I had come across recommendations for Don Nino’s gelato a couple of times and when we discovered one on our walk home after dinner I knew it was a sign - we MUST go in. What a great shop, with beautifully decorated displays and the most delicious looking pastries and gelatos.

    Seeing as we had just finished our first meal in a Rome we didn’t really feel like we could tackle a gelato. We will save that for another day. We decided instead to try a cannoli as we realised we didn’t try one last time we were in Italy. Such a crime as they were delicious, a small pastry parcel filled with yummy pistachio cream. So with a coffee and some cannolis in hand we headed home to get some desperately needed sleep. Buona notte Roma.
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  • Day35

    Pantheon, Rome

    October 3, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We dropped the hire car off this morning in Civitavecchia as we thought it would be a bit easier than driving into Rome. From Civitavecchia we caught the train and thinking we would make sure we got a seat we booked first class tickets, only to discover there was no first class carriage and we spent the hour long trip crammed into the luggage and boarding area. It wasn't pleasant and we were surprised at how ignorant many people are. We did have some fun travel companions; two couples had just got off a cruise so we chatted and laughed with them the whole way. It took our minds off our discomfort.

    On arriving in Rome we went to get a taxi only to be told he was unable to go where we wanted to go and he directed us to another taxi rank that would be able to take us. Whether it was poor directions or lack of understanding, we did not find the taxi rank and instead made our way on foot to our accommodation. We finally arrived, a little bit cranky (that was Brad), and a little bit stressed (that was me), but at least we found it and we finally checked into our accommodation for the next four nights.

    Once we unpacked we hit the streets. This is our second visit to Rome but as our trip last year was just a day trip from our cruise we only managed to see a couple of the main tourist attractions. We had a long list of Must Sees to get through.

    First on the agenda was The Pantheon, the temple of all the gods. It is a former Roman temple, now a church, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD). It was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD. Its date of construction is uncertain, because Hadrian chose not to inscribe the new temple but rather to retain the inscription of Agrippa's older temple, which had burned down.

    The square outside the Pantheon was packed and filled with tour groups. We have been lucky avoiding the crowds for most of our trip so far so this wasn’t as easy to photograph or enjoy. The constant smell of cigarette smoke and butts everywhere didn’t help with my impression either.

    Thankfully we returned the following morning and managed to avoid the crowds and check out the inside of this historic building. While nowhere near as elaborate as many that we have been into, the simplicity of the ceiling, the round shape and tall columns give it a very elegant feel.
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  • Day2


    February 1, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Von außen sind lediglich die Säulen des Einganges noch ein Hingucker, der Rest wirkt sehr traurig. Innen jedoch ist das Pantheon ein wirklicher Augenöffner. Das zentrale Loch in der Kuppel lässt viel Licht hinein. Hier liegt im Übrigen Raphael (Maler und Architekt) begraben.Read more

  • Day2

    Ausblick Kapitolshügel

    March 29, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Der Kapitolshügel gehörte ursprünglich nicht zur frühen Besiedlung Roms. Erst im 6. Jahrhundert vor Christus wurde er integriert. Ein weiterer wichtiger Ort ist der an de Südspitze des Kapitols befindliche Tarpejische Felsen, auf dem Todesurteile durch Hinabstoßen des Verurteilten vom Fels vollstreckt wurden.Read more

  • Day3

    A Long Wait

    November 9, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 50 °F

    This is how far back on the line we were. It doesn't look too bad from here because the line extended very far behind us. I'm not sure how much longer the wait is going to be, but I hope that it won't be too much longer. Standing in the rain isn't all that fun.Read more

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