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  • Day5

    La Prosciutteria

    May 30, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Tonight, we left the tourist backpacks and dslr behind for a night out... and it was fantastic.

    45€ for a huge meat and cheese plate, caprese salad, and a bottle of red. Because when in Rome, right?

    Must Try: All of it.

    Price: $
    Food Quality: 5 Stars
    Service Quality: 4.5 Stars

  • Day3

    Walking around Rome

    July 25, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 81 °F

    Woke up feeling 100x better after some much needed rest. We had breakfast at a little cafe, then set a brisk pace to see some of the relatively close landmarks to us. The Pantheon was impressive, and we also saw the Spanish steps, trevi fountain, campo de' fiori, and the Vatican.

    Had lunch and another small restaurant, and then booked it to the train station to take the 250km/hr train to Florence. Made it with 10 minutes to spare, and enjoyed listening to some interesting conversations the other passengers were having...Read more

  • Day4

    Fontana di Trevi

    May 29, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    The Trevi Fountain

    Designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci, this iconic Baroque fountain served as a display of an ancient roman acqueduct termination.

    They say if you throw a coin over your shoulder and into the fountain, you guarantee your return to Rome. So... can you guess what we did? 💸💸

    🌍🛫📝: Rick Steves
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  • Day3

    Museo Capitolino

    May 8 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Next, a walk across the Piazza to another hill with a stairway called the Cordonata designed by Michelangelo (thanks Mike for the shallow steps) to get to the Capitolino Museum. The lowest floor houses information about the Romans that would have been interesting and useful such as construction, legal system etc but we ran out of time, The upper two contain notable pieces you see in guidebooks plus the foundation of an Etruscan building (they predate the Romans and were absorbed by them). Overall worthwhile but we were tired - it was almost too much to add on.

    Pope Sixtus IV began the collection when he donated a number of bronze statues with strong ties to the city, like the bronze of Romulus and Remus being nursed by a she-wolf (Lupa Capitolina); the colossal head of Constantine and the Camillus. In the 16th century Pope Pius V ridded the Vatican of all art depicting pagan images and so the collection grew. It was in 1734 that the museum was opened to the public.

    One of the museum's prized pieces is the statue of Marcus Aurelius on horseback; this is the only surviving bronze equestrian statue from Ancient Rome. The highlights of the museum include Lo Spinario; Caravaggio's Fortune Teller; Rubens' Romulus and Remus; Dying Gaul; Cupid and Psyche and the Capitoline Venus.

    Article:
    http://www.aviewoncities.com/rome/capitolinemuseums.htm
    Official Site:
    http://www.museicapitolini.org/en/mostre_ed_eventi/mostre
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  • Day4

    08.10.2016 TreviBrunnen-Spanische Treppe

    October 8, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Nach einem leckeren italienischen Eis ging es weiter zum Trevi-Brunnen. Hier haben wir dann ein Geldstück mit der rechten Hand über die linke Schulter in den Brunnen geworfen...dies soll die Wiederkehr nach Rom sichern. Vor der Kulisse eines stilisierten Triumpfbogens herrscht Poseidon über das Wasser. Weiter geht's zur spanischen Treppe.Read more

  • Day3

    Fontana di Trevi

    September 30, 2012 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Durch verschlungene Gassen führt uns unser Weg, doch plötzlich öffnet sich der Blick und wir stehen direkt vor der Fontana di Trevi.

    Die Legende sagt, dass man zurückkehrt, wenn man eine Münze über die Schulter in den Trevi-Brunnen wirft. ;-)

  • Day12

    Walking to Trevi

    November 12, 2014 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    We were given time on our own. Glenda and I wanted to see the Trevi Fountain again, but more than that, we wanted to see a little pizzeria we had noticed on a previous trip here. We didn't know the name of the store. So we walked and saw all sorts of interesting things. First we came upon a demonstration by socialist workers, complete with a man in a sandwich board touting the injustices of the labor system. There was a bookstore that specialized in ancient, printed volumes. We came across our share of street actors, buskers, who impersonated everything from gangsters to popular celebrities. Finally we got to the Trevi Fountain to discover that it was covered with scaffolding for repairs. We went just past it and found the pizzeria named Yum-Yum Style Pizza. We had already enjoyed lunch, but another slice of pizza was tempting. Then we retraced our steps back to the Pantheon. Glenda went into a store that sold nothing but olive oil and spices. We got to sample some one-hundred-year-old balsamic vinegar. It was delicious.Read more

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