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  • Day116

    ROM HISTORISCHES CENTRUM

    March 19 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    ROM
    Ein Muss.....Ich parke im Wohnmobil Parking Romae ich bin bereits um 10 Uhr inmitten der Stadt
    Ich checke ein und gehe 100m zur U-Bahn und kaufe um 7.- ein Ganztagesticket
    20 Minuten später bin ich Zentrum der Stadt . 100m Busbahnhof und U-Bahn !Read more

    Jörg Schnurrbusch

    Einfach nur großartig!,

    3/19/22Reply
    ROSEMARIE

    Danke Jörg

    3/19/22Reply
     
  • Day13

    Just Rome-ing Around…

    July 2 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 91 °F

    We made it to Rome, in the Lazio Region! And, once again, we did not take the easy route.

    We left our little Assisi albergo early enough to make sure that we could catch a bus to the Assisi train station. We planned on taking the veloce train, which means we’d be on a fast train without any changes (it’s the getting off one train and getting onto another, different, train that seems to be a tough task for us) all the way to Rome. While waiting at the bus stop, an older gentleman came up and asked if we were waiting to go to the train station on the 10:15 bus. We were. And, in very basic Italian, we explained to him that we were heading by train to Rome.

    We got on the bus with this man, another older gentleman and a young couple. We shared with the couple that we were heading to Rome directly by train. “E così sei tu? (and so are you?)” we asked. “Si! Si!” they affirmatively shouted.

    Phew.

    This should be easy! We were all on the same bus, on time, heading to the same train station, and then all boarding the same train to Rome.

    “What could possibly go wrong?” we dared to wonder. You would think we would have learned our lesson about that question a few wrong turns ago.

    Nope.

    The bus pulled up to a building and one of the men kept saying over and over again a word we were sure meant “church “ in Italian. He seemed to be saying it more towards the couple. Which, was confusing, since the couple had just told us by saying, “Si! Si!” that they, too, were heading to Rome.

    The bus driver then parked and turned off the bus in front of the building. The two old men motioned frantically to all of us to get off the bus and follow them. So, everyone got off the bus and ran to another bus with an engine already running. The same driver of our first bus jumped on board and whisked us away to our next destination. We could hardly believe our luck with how helpful these men had been! How would we have known to change buses so quickly?

    As the bus pulled away from where it had stopped and left the first bus, we looked a little more closely at the building fading into the distance; it had tracks and rail cars and, well frankly, train-y stuff.

    About six minutes later our second bus stopped and the 2 men were gesturing at us again, but this time to get OFF the bus. The couple jumped out. We followed. And the bus, with the driver and our 2 helpers, took off.

    As the bus pulled away, much like a curtain opening, we looked up and saw the most magnificent Chiesa Santa Croce of Assisi (there’s that word we heard!). Here we were, in 95 degree heat, not standing in front of a train station and definitely not in the mood to tour another church. The couple happily waved at us, while speaking in a language that was definitely not Italian, as they walked away merrily taking pictures.

    We now had only 20 minutes to make it to our train departing for Rome…

    So, we ran nearly a mile (okay, maybe it was less than that, but still…) back to the place where we’d been uomo-splained (yes, even in Italy, men man-splain, apparently). Sweaty and tired (sorry, but you needed that mental visual), we arrived in time for our train to Rome.

    And, then with 5 minutes before our train’s arrival, the screen started blinking, “cancelled.” One of us let out a cuss word a bit louder than expected. A young man nearby repeated the word and we all had a laugh (it beats crying at this point). We then walked together to the ticket machine, because there was no train employee around to explain what we should do next. We found another woman at the ticket machine in the same predicament.

    That young (26!) man’s name is Vincent.
    He is a 1/2 Italian and 1/2 Croatian German seminary student (to become a Dominican priest) studying in Rome. Vince shared with us that he was on his way to being a professional basketball player in Italy, until an injury changed the course of his life. Side note: he’s also a huge Damian Lillard fan.

    Rita is an incredibly kind Italian woman still living in Switzerland after the death of her husband. After figuring out the train situation, which would now include a transfer to get to Rome, we joked about being “Team Roma” (although it wasn’t a joke to us as we were now in trauma-bond mode with these 2 humans). We made sure to all sit together on the 2 trains to Rome, and spent the entire 3+ hours talking and asking questions about our families and our lives. Vince was the translator, tour guide, and absolute joyful and calming presence for all of us.

    We made it to Rome, exchanged contact information with our new friends, and set off to see the final stop on our abbreviated itinerary. And why not finish with pizza in the Vatican Piazza?

    Although this trip is shorter than we’d originally planned, we have had months of experiences in these past 2 weeks. Every situation that seemed unfixable or impossible became fixed for the better, leaving us with a reminder that there is a lot more good in the world than the news or social media, or even our own negative thinking, would have us believe. How lucky are we to get this mid-life lesson - and in Italy, too?!

    It’s worth repeating… La vita e’ bella!

    Thanks for coming along on this little adventure with us. It’s been fun to share these moments with you.

    💚🤍❤️

    Ciao!
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    Carole Breck

    Wonderful narrative❣️

    Sarah Rasmussen

    This is the best story!!

    Angela Groce

    colpo di fortuna…serendipity. I sure hope you two are enjoying your Italian adventures as much as I’m enjoying reading about them. 😀

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  • Day8

    Basilika San Giovanni

    August 21, 2021 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Auf unserer weiteren Reise Richtung Süden Italiens besuchten wir die Basilika San Giovanni. Sie ist die erste der vier großen päpstlichen Basiliken und die älteste und bedeutendste Basilika des Westens. Auf dem Celio- Hügel gelegen , ist die Basilika die materielle Repräsentation des Heiligen Stuhls , der hier seinen Sitz hat.Read more

    Ralf Niebling

    Schöne ausm Reiseführer abgeschrieben 👍🏻🙃

    8/21/21Reply
    Susann Schlöffel

    Nee, nicht geschrieben aus Wikipedia kopiert und die ungläubigen sollen ja noch was lernen 😉

    8/21/21Reply
    Ralf Niebling

    👏🏻

    8/21/21Reply
     
  • Day20

    Last nights in Roma

    May 29 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Here are some more from the Borghese… I think I looked a lil more like this lady than the statue from a previous post so I thought I would share.

    We then went to a pretty roof top for dinner and then saw Emiliano again and I picked some flowers 🌸 and they looked very pretty on Emiliano- really brought out his eyes.

    We did a final washing load (we are very clean ladies) and then went out for dinner with Elisa Blu and Pietro, where we got Trapassini and they were so so soooo good. Pietro gave us a last car ride tour around before we had to wake up early so we catch the train to Florence. 🦋🤘⛲️🌸🎒💚🥰🤓🤌
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    Scout Higgins

    Ooo love it

    6/1/22Reply
    Nicola Stergio

    i agree. u two look very similar

    6/1/22Reply
    Alex Woolley

    Why thank you

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  • Day1

    Arriving in Rome

    June 14 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Our flight to Rome was from Cologne so we had to wake up very early around 4am to catch it. 🙈The queue at the security gate was extremely long, my bag was examined 2 times , because of a deodorant which was totally okay🤷🏻‍♀️...we almost missed our flight. We had to run very fast and we didn't know where to go.😱 We had 3 minutes before the gate closed so we had a very stressful situation at the airport. Nevertheless the flight was okay and we easily got from the Rome Fiumicino airport to the St Giovanni, Rome where we are staying. 🙃There was this big door which we were very excited to go through and as you see it was not what we expected 😅. The building is a very old and traditional one. This kind of an elevator I have seen only in movies but due to my fear of being trapped in an elevator 🤣 I am not going in. Taking the stairs also helps loosing some weight in advance before starting to eat every kind of Pizza, Pasta and Gelato there is 😁🍕🍦. Our window view is also not bad😇 The day was exhausting but we had a lovely walk in Trastevere neighborhood and ate some delicious pizza.Read more

    Kristina Stoev

    wow 😳😳😳

    Kristina Stoev

    Влади солидарен ли е с теб за стълбите?

    Yana Yordanova

    даааа, поне сме на 2рия етаж😁

    Kristina Stoev

    😜

    Kristina Stoev

    🫔🍝🍷😍

     
  • Day10

    Rom Tag 1

    September 16, 2021 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

    So heute war ich schon viel unterwegs in der Stadt, hab allerdings nur einen Bruchteil gesehen. Ich war im Colosseum, im Forum Romanum, beim Kapitol und die Umgebung dort. Morgens gehts zum Vatikan. Touri Programm geht los…Read more

    Resi Weigl

    Freut mich für dich Rom ist interessant u schön gel ,

    9/16/21Reply
    Resi Weigl

    Wahnsinn das Koloseum , hab ich alles schon gesehen auchMama. Chefin u Andrea

    9/16/21Reply
    Resi Weigl

    Colosseum hab ich falsch geschrieben 🤣🤣

    9/16/21Reply
    Mädimaus

    Ohhhh 😯… ich will auch ….🥲

    9/17/21Reply
     
  • Day4

    Kolosseum

    June 5 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

    Nach dem Frühstück ging es direkt zum Kolosseum. Die Schlange ist länger als die Schlange für Bananen in eurer Jugend. Aber wir sind noch voller Motivation. Heute gibt es nämlich gratis Tickets🥳

    Simone Schneider

    Ach du Sch….😳

    Thomas Schunk

    Klasse Vergleich :-)

    Anja Schwan

    Weiß gar nicht, was ihr meint 🤣

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  • Day32

    Anya - Roman Holiday at the Colosseum

    May 27 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 82 °F

    Anya decided to get a hand-made dress she saw in a little shop on the way to the Colosseum in Rome as her big souvenir for this trip. It's like it was made for her. So of course we had to do a photoshoot.Read more

    Wow! Is this “Little Anya?? Gladiators watch out cause the queen is on the way to the games in the coliseum. (“ whistling “. (..) @ [Grandpa Bruce]

    5/28/22Reply
    Pamela D.

    she's beautiful 😍😍

    5/29/22Reply
    Pamela D.

    ♥️

    5/29/22Reply
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  • Day9

    Piazza Navona + Saint Ignazio Church

    May 18 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    We went to this Piazza and then got pizza and ate it next to the fountain. This church had a dome painted like a dome but it was actually a flat ceiling painted to look like a dome. Don’t mind the odd angles- everything was quite tall so I couldn’t reach for a nicer frontal view.Read more

    Jill Hill

    Great photos Alex

    5/20/22Reply
     
  • Day3

    Sightseeing in der ewigen Stadt

    April 4 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Nach etwas längerem Schlafen ging es um 8:45 Uhr los zum Colosseum 🚇 Das Motto für unseren Trip ist nämlich Gelassenheit 😌 Eine geführte Tour durch die beeindruckende Arena kann ich nur empfehlen! Vielen Dank an den Mann, der uns angesprochen und uns eine Tour für den gleichen Morgen besorgt hat ☺️ Nach den ca. 3h ging es zum wunderschönen, aber auch überfüllten Trevi Brunnen ⛲️ Dann wurde eine kleine Pause eingelegt 🍸 Das Pantheon war die letzte Attraktion an diesem Tag. Ein Audio-Guide durfte hier auch nicht fehlen 😊 Abschließend sind wir in der Nähe unseres Hotels essen gegangen. Mein Vater muss sich aber noch abgewöhnen, „Merci“ zu sagen. Wir sind in Italien und nicht in Frankreich! 🇮🇹 Ein bisschen Zeit hat er ja noch dafür 😄Read more

    Marion Hirsch

    Super Bilder😊😊

    4/5/22Reply
    Tessa Hirsch

    Danke! ☺️

    4/5/22Reply
     

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Temple of Hadrian, Tempio di Adriano

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