Santa Maria degli Angeli

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  • Day5

    Piazza della Repubblica / Stadtmauer

    August 30, 2020 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Kurz vor unserem Stop beim Hardrock Cafe kamen wir noch in der Abendstimmung am Porta San Sebastiano vorbei, einem der alten Stadttore welches Teil der Aurelianischen Mauer war / ist.

    Nach dem Hardrock Cafe machten wir uns auf den Rückweg zum Hotel, unterwegs stoppten wir allerdings noch kurz an der Piazza della Repubblica und sahen uns die Fontana della Naiadi bei Nacht an.

    Außerdem kamen wir am städtischen Lamborghini Händler vorbei und beäugten die dort ausgestellten Fahrzeuge durchs Schaufenster.
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  • Day35

    When in ROME!

    June 23, 2015 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    We went to Rome and were there for 5 days. It was a city full of history and flare. Lots of interesting places to see and eat. Not my favorite place n Italy but definitely a wonderful place to visit and to see the history ! Especially seeing the very spots where paul himself preached. What a privilege.Read more

  • Day21

    Viv's Birthday & Public Transport

    May 4, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    We stayed in for most of today, only venturing out for Viv’s birthday dinner in the city. We had dinner at a beautiful Italian restaurant where Kez claimed to have had the best lasagne in her life. Big call, Kez!! Flora hasn't been in Melbourne for Viv's birthday in the past 10 years but when she is around, they do it in style, in Rome!!

    Warning: Rant to follow.

    Driving in Italy is crazy but taking public transport isn’t without its own perils. It takes 45 minutes to travel just over 5km to the city centre by bus. The entire time is spent being packed like sardines. Upon realising that the bus is too full to get on, passengers at the next stop jump on anyway and force the occupants to shuffle along millimetres at a time.

    The bus does not move, naturally, because its doors cannot shut. We wait. The bus driver doesn’t say a thing. The doors stay open. ARGH!!! The worst part of this is, we took the bus at all hours of the day – early-ish morning, late morning, early afternoon, early evening and late evening – still packed! Never again. I thought commuting in peak hour in Melbourne was bad.

    Rant over. I still love you, Rome!
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  • Day33

    Rome in 35,000 steps

    September 21, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    So the day didn't start well when I woke up to find my my computer had completely died... aaarrrg.. bloody thing, nothing I tried could revive it and the damn thing is not that old! Sigh!!!!
    Breakfast is far more simple here... but none the less satisfying, then it was off to the station for the train into Rome which costs 2.60 Euro each and takes about 35 minutes.
    Arriving at Roma Terminale we were soon heading out to explore.... our aim today was NOT to pay to look at old things! Our first stop was the Colosseum... amazing, historic, but unbearably packed and tourist infested.. we walked around the outside, took some photos and then wandered on to the Circus Maximus and from there to the Piazza Porta san Paulo, where, just behind the museum which is in the centre of the roundabout, we discovered a random Pyramid (Pyramide Cestius, which was built in 12 BC in only 330 days as the tomb for Gias Cestius). Interesting but apparently only open on random Sundays and as it was a Thursday..... We continued on to the Aventine keyhole.. literally a keyhole you look through which perfectly frames the dome of St Peter's Basilica. Amazing!
    From there we continued on to locate the Mouth of Truth... Bocca della Veritas which is an ancient sculpture of a face, the mouth of which one is supposed to place one's hand into to test truthfulness... again we declined to pay and queue, but took a photo and moved on.
    Our next stop was Torre Argentina which is a cat sanctuary located in the ruins of a temple complex believed to be the site where Julius Ceaser was murdered... it is currently home to 640 stray cats... I felt guilty and bought the t-shirt to help support their work caring for the cats. Moving on again we had a quick visit to the street market at Piazza Campo de Fiori (uninspiring) before heading for the Pantheon... which I was amazed to discover is free.
    We ended up going via Piazza Nuova which has a famous fountain and also many tourists. The Pantheon also has a stupid number of tourists but it was well with seeing.. it is a gorgeous building!!
    Becoming slightly lost we were relieved to finally find the Trevi Fountain... again stupidly packed with tourists... and whistle blowing police... however I tossed in a coin as per tradition and we continued on to the Spanish Steps. Again they were stupid with tourists but I did the requisite walk up and down and then we headed to La Romana... a famous Gelatria which has been in operation for over 70 years... here we enjoyed the most amazing Gelati .. 2.70Euro for a choc filled cone and 3 delicious flavours....mmmmmmm.
    Well and truly full it was time to say goodbye to Rome. Back to the station we quickly sorted out a train to Zagarolo and were there by about 10 to 7. We grabbed a few bits and pieces from the supermarket for tea and while Kirstin headed back to the hostel I had a bit of a wander via the old town before returning to the hostel for tea and some local red wine... aahhhh Roma
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  • Day1


    March 4, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Life is unpredictable apriori.
    My life is double unpredictable as common one.
    Instead of Atacama desert found myself in Rome for a weekend 🙈
    Don't ask me how it's possible.
    In my life everything is possible 😂
    Anyway, all what happens is always for the better.
    I've been to Rome many times and last one was (omg! 😱) 7 years ago!
    So nice to see again one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
    I became older, Rome is eternal...
    P.S. Nice companion to Atacama - Bolivia trip is wanted. Amazing journey is guaranteed 😉
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  • Day7

    11.10.2016 Hard Rock Cafe Rome

    October 11, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Zum Ausklang des Tages waren wir noch lecker Essen im Hard Rock Cafe. Davis fand den Gitarren Teller richtig toll. Zum Nachtisch gab's Cheesecake mit Oreo Keks, Chococake und Vanille Eis. Abschließend kann man sagen dass Rom eine wunderschöne Stadt ist, die man auf jeden Fall 6Tage lang besuchen kann. Morgen geht es dann mit dem Zug von Trastevere zum Hafen von Civitaviccia. Von dort starten wir mit der Norwegian Epic auf die 8 tägige Mittelmeer Kreuzfahrt.Read more

  • Day2

    ITALIEN 1997

    July 6, 1997 in Italy ⋅ 24 °C

    Der Kultfilm "Go Trabi Go" von 1989 weckte den Wunsch gleiches auch mit unserem nagelneuen AUDI Avant zu unternehmen. Wie der Trabi auf seiner Reise unsanfte Begegnungen über sich ergehen lassen mußte, sollte es uns nicht viel anders ergehen: Bereits am 1. Urlaubstag auf dem ROLLO-Pass küsste uns ein kleiner Roter und musste das Rendezvous mit Totalausfall bezahlen.
    Wir hatten trotz eingebeulter Tür eine unbeschwerte, aber bildungslastige Reise: VENEDIG, FIRENZE, die VESPA-Schmiede in PONTEDERA, ROM, die Insel CAPRI, um einige der Stationen der Tour zu nennen...
    NACHTRAG: Spätestens auf dieser Reise ist klar: Die Kinder haben auch Benzin ⛽ im Blut!
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  • Day4


    May 28, 2014 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    wie immer waren wir auch hier viel zu Fuß unterwegs, da wir das Gefühl haben eine Stadt besser zu "verstehen", wenn man sie sich erwandert. Auch wenn in Rom alles recht nah beieinander liegt hatten wir an einem Abend trotz allem über 40km auf unserem Schrittzähler. Aber wir würden es auch in Zukunft nicht anders machen :)

    Gesehen haben wir in 2 Tagen das typische "Touristenprogramm":
    Kolloseum, Pantheon, Trevi Brunnen, Piazza del Popolo, Basilica Amelia, Piazza Navona, die spanische Treppe, das Forum Romanum, die sixtinische Kapelle,den Vierströmebrunnen und vieles vieles mehr.
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  • Day5

    09.10.2016 Hard Rock Cafe Rom

    October 9, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Am frühen Abend waren wir dann noch im Hard Rock Cafe und haben natürlich wieder einen Teddy und ein paar T-Shirts gekauft. Zum trinken gab's ne Sprite, nen lecker Cocktail und a Franziskaner Weizen.

  • Day14

    Rom, Italien

    May 26, 2015 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Rom wurde erstmals im 1. Jahrhundert v. Chr. vom Dichter Tibull Ewige Stadt genannt. Diese Bezeichnung, ursprünglich eine Antonomasie, wurde zu einem Ehrennamen für die Stadt wegen der Bedeutung in ihrer bis heute drei Jahrtausende umspannenden Geschichte.Read more

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