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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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  • Day34

    Mit dem Roma Express in die Ewige Stadt

    September 8, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Heut stand eine Rom-Intensivtour auf dem Programm. Los ging es mit einem historischen Zug nach Rom. Dort angekommen wurden sämtliche Sehenswürdigkeiten abgeklopft, die es an einem Tag zu entdecken gibt. Das war fast anstrengender als das gestrige Canyoning-Abenteuer. 😉Read more

  • Day17

    Walk till you drop

    January 5, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Today was our walk walk walk day with no museums. But we did start with a church (Santa Maria in Trastevere) and end with a church (Santa Maria Maggiore), because both of them had amazing mosaics spanning the 5th - 12th centuries. In between we just walked and enjoyed the sunny day — along the river, to St. Peter’s (the crowds and the lines even to get into the basilica made us decide to skip an inside visit), to Hadrian´s mauseoulum, to Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, many ruins of temples, forums, and theaters.

    Since last night’s dinner at Crispi 19 was very good but just too much pretense (many different waiters for different functions, including one whose only job seemed to be to use that bread-crumb-remover on the tablecloths), we’re looking for something above paper tablecloths, but not fine linen.

    Only two more days here, and I guess it’s only fair that tomorrow I go along to the National Museum, since Joe was such a good sport today.
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  • Day16

    Still cold, but sunny in Rome

    January 4, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 2 °C

    Lesson to self: Buy fast train tickets a few days in advance. We could only get seats on the 10:40 “intercity” train, and to add insult to injury, we sat on the tracks somewhere between Palermo and Rome for 45 minutes. Luckily, I have a couple of good books. We didn’t get to our Rome hotel till about 2 in the afternoon, had a quick lunch, and walked around for a couple of hours to get our bearings. We are in a good location, not far from Trajan’s column. The Trevi Fountain was mobbed mobbed mobbed, much more crowded than my pictures showed from spring break 1995.

    Planning to get a good fish dinner and plan a walking route for tomorrow. Probably no museums tomorrow, but we will see. Three days in Rome is not much time, but we will do our best.
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  • Day18

    Museum Day

    January 6, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 7 °C

    We slept in a bit, no need to rush, and since it is January 6 (Epiphany), it’s even more of a holiday than Sunday usually is. Our hotel had tons of special traditional sweets at breakfast, added to the overabundance of sweets they serve on normal days!

    I was skeptical about these museums (the National Museum of Rome has two locations about 5 minutes apart from each other, one on each side of the train station), but I have changed my tune. The first had the best statuary that’s been found in Rome, some Greek, some Roman, and mosaics and frescoes from two huge villas excavated in the 1900s, one of them under the Termini train station!

    After a couple of hours at the museum, we took a break in an old 19th century cafe where we got the Italian equivalent of sliders for lunch. Very tasty and a nice break from the pasta, pizza routine.

    Then to the second musum, which is located inside what were the largest public baths (capacity for 3000 bathers, with a huge outdoor pool as well). It was really interesting, and we also got to walk around a cloister designed by Michaelangelo at age 86, when the pope converted part of the baths into a church, to recognize the 40,000 Christian slaves who built the baths.

    With another hour or so of daylight, we hoofed it over to see the Colisseum in late afternoon, as opposed to early morning, light. Very nice both ways!!!
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  • Day19

    Last Day in Rome

    January 7, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 5 °C

    So, this morning as I was mapping out a walk to some of the parts of the city we hadn’t visited, I decided to check Vatican tickets for the day. And tickets were available, so we decided to head back, visit St. Peter’s, and go to the Vatican Museums.

    There were no lines to get into the church so we sailed through security and were inside in no time. The basilica is overwhelming, the size of everything is so giant. Some of the statues of popes really made them look human, though, even at that size. I am glad we went. My favorite part was walking to the top of the cupola — Joe took the elevator but then had to walk the last couple hundred steps anyway. The views from the top were great, and it was another crystal clear sunny day.

    We were exhausted by the time we left the Vatican, about three hours after entering. I understand why they leave the Sistine Chapel till the end, but it was hard to feel bright eyed after hours of statuary, papal apartments, and Raphael rooms. The colors are just as brilliant as they look in pictures, and I particularly liked the Noah’s Ark panel. All in all, a good way to end the trip.

    Tomorrow we will be up at 4:30 for a 5:15 car to the airport. Yikes. Going through London, glad it’s before Brexit!
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  • Day34


    March 31, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Arrived to a beautiful sunny day! After 55 minutes waiting to clear the passport screening, went to get my suitcase I had checked it in CLT, less to keep up with, I had a moment of panic when it was not on the belt, but when I went back, it was there, just upside down and I couldn't see my luggage tag. Anyway, my transfer driver was so patient, helped me find it then off we went. Gorgeous day for drive... he pointed out some sites along the way and showed me how close Santa Maria church was to my hotel... so after checking in, changing clothes I head off to 6p Mass, all in Italian of course, but mass is the same in any language, and I actually understood quite a bit. Way back to the hotel I popped in a corner market for a bottle of water and a bottle of Prosecco (when in Rome). Right across the street from the hotel is a great little Familia Pizzeria - my dinner consisted of pasta la pesto, chianti, & tiramisu. Great start to a great upcoming week!Read more

  • Day14

    Rome - Day 13 Tour - Vatican & Catacombs

    August 9, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Up early to get ready to have brekky and meet our guide. First really small room, no room to swing a cat and sharing a bed.

    So a long day again today. We were picked up by a driver to deliver us to a meeting point in the city somewhere 😁😁😁. We were then divided into groups of language and then walked to the Vatican and delivered to our guide - Roberta - loved here, she was my age and has such a passion for this job and life.

    The line up to get into the Vatican was astounding but because we had pre-booked with a guide we were straight in.

    We went first through the museum, then the Cistine Chapel, the St Peter's Basilica, then the Pizza San Pietro or St Peter's Square.

    There were soooooo many people and a lot of it does not get air flow, got a bit claustrophobic at some points 😁😁😁 but the art work, the sculptures, the carpets, the mosaics and the history in indescribable and photos can never do this justice.

    We then had lunch with a couple from Sydney as it turned out as like us they were doing a second tour, Just married and on their honeymoon.

    From there we were organised and put in a taxi to our next meeting point and again organised into an English speaking group and then onto a bus to take us out to the catacombs. There are 600 catacombs on Roma, only 60 are open to the public and this is the largest one. Catacomb of San Callisto was the official cemetery of the Church of Rome in the 3rd century AD. Around half a million Christians were buried here, among them many martyrs and 16 popes.

    From here we then went to Saint John's (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) and Saint Mary's (Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore) churches. Again the art work, sculptures and the history are amazing.

    Finished off with a quiet meal best our hotel which is right near the Trevi Fountain and an early night.
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  • Day4


    September 8, 2020 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Alle Strassen führen nach Rom.

  • Day10

    Day 9. Rome

    July 3, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Taxi to Vatican museum. Amazingly magnificent precinct. So hard to imagine it’s immense beauty. Sistine chapel awesome. Walk to St. Peter’s basilica. Equally amazingly brilliant. Got my pidgeon shot too Ev. Evening walk to pantheon, piazza novone & Spanish stepsRead more

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Trevi, טרווי, Треви, Треві, 特雷维