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  • Day185

    Al roads lead to Rome..

    July 27 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    As the sun rises over italy and reflects in the the Tyrrhenian sea, we receive the wakeup call of the arrival at the harbour of Citavecchia.
    We got up and spent our last tokens on a small breakfast. Just in time to brush our teeth and pack our stuff.
    After a lot of passengers calls, now it's our turn!
    I was a bit worried if the old lady would be able to get up the ramp out of the bow of the ship. But she took the hurdle as a young girl at the playground.
    We were the last to abandon ship. That means the last ones going through Italian police and customs. But they were very interested in Lieske. So we entered Europe without any problem.
    First stop. Supermarket. What a difference! Loads of products and big as a football field.
    We only need water, fruit, bread and Nutella!
    Now we are ready to go!
    On our way to Roma.
    As our Lieske is not welcome in the city of Rome. (Their loss)
    We looked for a campsite near the city centre, from were we can take the bus, train or metro.
    And we found one.
    Stupidly, sleeping in the car is far more expensive than getting an luxury cabin..
    Why? .. nobody knows..funny people those Italians.
    We were set and done around 13.00h but it's to hot to move.
    We waited till 16.30h as we took of to the train station and got into the city Center.
    As it is/was my birthday today, we finally went for diner and had a lovely evening.
    Tomorrow...Vatican city, and more of Rome.
    Let the games begin!
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  • Day186

    When in Rome....

    July 28 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    The early bird gets the worm.. so we got up at 6.30. But oh.. it was so difficult to get out of bed.
    Somehow we managed to get out, and after a sober but healthy meal, we took the 08.09 train to Station Roma S.Pietro. and walked up to an almost empty Saint Peter's Square.
    Decided to visit the world largest church, the "Basilica di San Pietro".
    Short: very impressive. Got a ticket for the vault, and stroled around the church's gold.
    As we thought it would be time to go to the Sistine Chapel, it was sadly sold out. So we bought a ticket for tomorrow.
    We want to see, the work of Michelangelo.
    Nothing more left to do than having a morning coffee, and a walk into the city.
    As first stop, we aim for the Trevi fountain.
    After that, the Pantheon.
    Time for lunch and a walk along the river the Tiber.
    It is a beautiful city. The only downer was/is the hot sun. Luckily we found a shady place were we stayed a small hour to relax and do a little nap.
    We are lucky with less tourists as normal.
    I did not expect Rome to be such a beautiful city. It's quite easy to see that this was the Center of the Roman Empire.
    Walking slowly into the direction of the station Termini. Enjoying the little streets, eating an ice cream, and walk in and out churches and shops.
    Nika needed socks... I bought myself some linen shirts and trousers.
    When in Rome..
    Had a Indian curry and headed "home".
    Shower and bed awaits!
    Tomorrow, it's another's Birthday!!
    Nika turns 19!!
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  • Day15

    Absolutely Amazing!

    October 1, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We have spent a very happy morning at The Colosseum. Can not explain the sheer magnitude of this place in time or history.
    The whole Colosseum still has the aura of the mighty empire who built it.
    Currently having lots of renovation done on the lower levels but still an absolutely fantastic place to visit.
    Would come again and again even though it's a very gory history!!
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  • Day15

    On strike!

    October 1, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Honestly could not walk another step so I am protesting right here with this bottle of wine... oh and him in doors! (The ruins are the Circo Massimo) chariot racing arena built in the 6th century BC and was the first and largest stadium built in Ancient Rome and is still used today. (Although the beast hunts have stopped!!) And in the 1980s they uncovered tiered seating and the starting gates but covered them up again to a depth of 9 m....Read more

  • Day16

    Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    October 2, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Have spent a very happy morning mooching through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
    Completely in awe of the sheer size of the place and how much there is still left to discover.
    You can feel the importance of the area as you wonder through.
    Only criticism is lack of information for visitors, we are not archeologists therefore some of it just looks like piles of rock and brick.
    Very worth a visit and would highly recommend.
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  • Day15

    Catacombe S.Callisto

    October 1, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Very interesting trip down into the catacombe. Founded in the 3rd century and the resting place of Popes who were all moved and hidden in the 8th century to keep them safe.
    Very informative guide who was very passionate about his faith and the persecution of Christians.
    Well worth a visit and very quiet.
    Be prepared for steps... no lifts here.
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  • Day23


    October 12, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Arrived in a much warmer Rome on the flight from Amsterdam. The AirBnB apartment was lounge area, but fully self-contained and 2 huge bedrooms with their own ensuites. Literally 400m from the Colosseum, and walking distance to all the attractions.

    Visited all the major attractions except Vatican City...we simply didn't have time.

    We pre-booked a guided tour of the Colosseum including underground and Tier 3 which were great. Not many people are allowed to get to Tier 3. Really enjoyed seeing the underground tunnels, lions cages and a rebuilt lift that took the animals up to the arena floor. Tier 3 offered fantastic views of the whole colosseum and outside ruins.
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  • Day114

    Rom Tag 3 / Alt und Neu

    September 22 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Die Schuhe haben es hinter sich. Rom ist nicht nur ein Ort wo ich mich etwas erhole. Auch die Ausrüstung muss erneuert werden. Neue Schuhe, Das Shirt Größe XXL ist gegen ein Hemd Größe XL getauscht. Das Bike bekommt 2 neue Mäntel, die Kette wird erneuert, hinten neue Bremsbeläge. Da kommt einiges zusammenRead more

  • Day54

    Alle Wege führen nach Rom.

    August 15, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Drei Tage ROM 🏛️🎈 ...das ist mindestens nötig, um Einiges zu entdecken und die ganzen Eindrücke zu verarbeiten. 😬

    "Rom ist eine Welt, und man braucht Jahre, um sich nur erst drinnen gewahr zu werden. Wie glücklich find´ ich die Reisenden, die sehen und gehen."
    Johann W. von Goethe, Italienische Reise
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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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Roma Capitale, Rome, Roma, Rzym

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