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  • Day14

    Fontana di Trevi

    September 30, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    What can I say... just astounding. Truly spectacular. The fountain really feels like it grew here, right out of the building. Built in 1732.
    They say that if you throw a coin in, it will bring luck, but our hotel owner says that every night they take upto €4000 out and it all goes towards helping keep Rome clean.
    Very impressed by this and well worth a visit... watch your personal stuff though as pick pockets are plenty on the crowd.
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  • Day18

    On to Roma!

    August 23, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    After a lovely relaxed morning we said goodbye to Venice, we probably could have had another day here but there is always next time! I am going to learn Italian when we get home as it would make life much easier and I love Italy❤️.

    We boarded our train and once again had a relaxing trip with table service and free water, drinks and snacks! Very civilised.

    On arrival in Rome we were hit with two things - millions of people and the heat! After a bit of research we hopped on a local bus and found our hotel which was a lovely hotel with a big room. Had a brief rest then it was out to explore. We found the Spanish Steps and the Trevi fountain, which considering the heat and people was amazing.

    One thing about Rome everywhere you look there is history, beautiful buildings, fountains, statues and gardens. Back to the hotel for dinner and an early night to build up our strength for a full day tomorrow!
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  • Oct2

    Rome

    October 2, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Rome!

    After only being able to check in very late, we decided to have a sleep in then started our day at the Spanish steps, to which we were greeted with 10 minutes of rain while we huddled with a group under a balcony.

    From here, the Trevi Fountain! So beautiful, one of a kind. Here we enjoyed some Gelato, Orange chocolate for me, Pistachio for Kody. Then to the Pantheon.

    Finishing off at Piazza Navona for lunch and afternoon Aperol Spritz’ - happy hour €3.
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  • Day19

    De la fontana di Trevi al Panteon

    February 26, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Caminamos un poquito y llegamos a la fontana de trevi. Era super linda y nos llamaron la atencion las esculturas. 

    Los tres pedimos un deseo y tiramos una moneda. A papa no se le va a cumplir porque tiro solo 5 centavos!

    De camino al hotel pasamos a conocer el panteon. Cuando entramos vimos que era enorme y el techo ya no tiene bronces. Por el agujero entraba la luz del sol. 

    A mi me gusto mucho mucho
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  • Day45

    Rome

    May 22, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Day one of four here in Rome. Got through quite a few of the big 'sights' so will try to document Rome in a few days of blog. Colloseum was the first stop, which I had never been inside before and really is quite an epic reminder of how cruel humans are! Next we wandered around the Roman Forum (thanks for the suggestion Nia!) so much to see there but would get a tour guide if I went again.

    After lunching about 4pm we headed to the tourist filled Fontana di Trevi which was beautiful as ever but you cannot move for us holiday makers there.. and the bustle can detract from the real beauty of the fountain itself. We then walked to the Pantheon in search of a Gelateria that I visited nearby on previous visits. Evidently whilst my memory is pretty awful at the best of times, it obviously doesn't forget a sweet treat as I found it - Della Palma - and it has 150 flavours to try! Perfect temporary remedy to the heat!

    Hot hot hot for little old me here and I am not coping too well with the heat vs clothing situation. I could quite possibly be the worst dressed person in Italy at the moment :) Definitely not made for this climate so don't worry Mum I won't be moving to Italy!

    Campsite is a bit of a let down after the last one as we didn't realise before we came that it is 18 - 30 on a budget vs a Saga holiday. Lots of noise from the bar which is open til 2am and definitely not made for tents - after hours of hammering and a few bent pegs - hence why the majority of other (older) campers are in caravans and mobile homes! But it did teach me to read trip advisor in more detail before choosing the next one!

    Plenty more to see tomorrow so will keep you posted
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  • Day26

    Roma - Trevi Fountain and Pantheon

    September 21, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    A very big walking day today, so our feet were feeling the effect of all the uneven stone and the distances covered by the time we got home. But, still not a complaint from the children!

    Our original AirBnB was cancelled last week and we have ended up in a newly renovated apartment near the Termini - so new that we think we are the first guests to ever use it. We are connecting the water to the washing machine and the dishwasher in order to use them, opening the manuals to work out how to use the brand new appliances etc. It is a great location so lots of walking has been occurring as a result.

    We started our day with a visit the Trevi Fountain. Apparently, every other visitor to Rome had exactly the same idea. Nanny bought the kids their first Italian gelati – delicious!

    Craig had banned all sightseeing of the interior of the "fake Pantheon" in Paris, but this one was open slather, being the real one and all that, and free, unlike the fake Pantheon which was charging for entry. On the way, we stumbled across the façade (remaining columns) of Hadrian’s Temple on the way, which is now tastefully attached to the side of a bank. A good chunk of the crowd who were at the Trevi Fountain had also moved on to the Pantheon (Roma is VERY busy but in a fun way). The Pantheon was just incredible and so well preserved. As it was a bright sunny day, the sun was shining through an almost perfect circle on the interior of the dome.
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  • Day36

    Galleria Sciarra, Rome

    October 4, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    When we were in Rome last year we had lunch near a gated courtyard and we could glimpse through the gates some amazing frescoes. This year I found out what it was and we got to experience it from the inside.

    Located just a few steps away from the Trevi Fountain is this largely unknown courtyard that transports visitors back to the height of the Art Nouveau movement. Its gorgeous frescoes and brilliant colours are a feast for the eyes and a welcome change from the pale, faded ancient Roman ruins scattered throughout the city.

    The opulent courtyard was built in the late 19th century for the wealthy, influential Sciarra family. It was meant to be a shopping mall, which, had the mall come to fruition, would perhaps be one of the most beautiful shopping centers in Rome. Every inch of the four-story walls enclosing the space is covered by colorful frescoes of women and men surrounded by elegant, curling floral designs. The women are the main focus, as the gorgeous artwork, which was painted by Giuseppe Cellini, is intended to celebrate women in the various phases of life.

    The glass and iron ceiling lets sunlight spill into the courtyard, illuminating the details in the frescoes. It was something a bit different to see in Rome.
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