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    • Day2

      1. Tag in Rom

      June 3, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      Nach einem kurzen Power Nap nach dem Mittag ging unsere Tour weiter. Mit der U-Bahn ging es zur Villa Borghese, einem kleinem Park mit Teich. Anschließend sind wir immer entlang des Tibers zum Besten Tiramisu Roms gelaufen. Von da aus noch ein kleiner Abstecher zum Petersdom und zur Engelsburg. Jetzt lassen wir den Tag entspannt bei einem Aperol ausklingen. Schrittzäher stand aktuell: 25000 Schritte🫠Read more

      Traveler

      Das sieht aber lecker aus….genießt eure Zeit

      6/3/22Reply
      Traveler

      Sch😍😍😍😍n..... viel Spaß. Habt ihr euch verdient!

      6/3/22Reply
       
    • Day108

      Rendez vous au Forum de Rome

      June 23, 2022 in Vatican City ⋅ ☁️ 31 °C

      Ensuite, nous remontons dans le village de Anguillara, situé à quelques kilomètres de Rome. Ce petit village, dans lequel nous passons 2 nuits, est situé au bord d’un grand lac que l’on apprécie pour s’y rafraîchir !
      Et le petit plus de notre Air B&B à Anguillara c’est le jacuzzi hihi !

      🏺 Nous passons la journée du 23/06 dans la capitale italienne très riche en monuments : on passe à côté du Colisée, du forum romain, du Panthéon, de la fontaine de Trevi et bien d’autres encore, nombre de kilomètres total de la journée : 23km 🏆

      😥 Et c'est au tour de Guillaume de nous quitter après cette escapade romaine.
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      Traveler

      Un retour rapide au bercail pour Guillaume 😉

      6/30/22Reply
      Traveler

      Il repart pour de nouvelles aventures 😌

      6/30/22Reply
       
    • Day16

      To Rome for Everything (Cervantes)

      June 17, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 88 °F

      Rome- a city of 2.8 million people does have a bit of everything. History is all around you-not just in the Colosseum and Forum but in every neighborhood you visit. Art and food and fashion are also here. The Vatican Museum, National Museum and Borghese Gallery are best known but there are many others. We have not had time or energy to visit them all. There are crowds here everywhere you visit and on the metro and side walks. You need a gladiator spirit to navigate the Vatican Museum. We viewed the Sistine Chapel Cieling as sardines packed into a can. Yet, we feel so very privileged to be here and to share in these places that hold so much meaning for people from all around the world. 🕊🌎

      Interestingly - it is here in Rome that we have seen the most mask wearing. Perhaps 90% of those on the metro.

      Here are few photos from our first day. We covered over 10 miles- only 1 gelato stop. At this pace, we’ll be ready for the marathon in December🏃‍♀️💕
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      Traveler

      Looks like a beautiful day in Rome! What a great job navigating throngs to be present in the past and taking pictures to prove it! We so appreciate your sharing your journey with us. I was completely blown away by the marble in Italy! Every imaginable color and naturally occurring patterns. Do you think you can keep this pace up for 7 weeks? The marathon will be a cakewalk! Missing you two. Sending love, Ama and Papa💋💋

      6/17/22Reply
      Traveler

      Incredible how much you've already covered. Your photos give us a nice window into your experience. At least the kind of stimulatiing exhaustion you feel from travel can also be fulfilling and renewing. You both look quite happy for it. It's great to hear that the throngs are masked!

      6/17/22Reply
      Traveler

      💕

      6/18/22Reply
      Traveler

      Lovely pics! I’m sure Kai is enjoying the history but that pasta looks like the highlight to me 🍝

      6/18/22Reply
       
    • Day41

      The Vatican and Castel Sant'Angelo

      August 3, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

      Today was our second tour in Rome, the Vatican. We had booked it for noon so we could sleep in a bit and still have time to walk there. This time I did turn my watch on to GPS track the day.

      The tour was good. The guide shared a lot of information and it was very informative so that was cool. We saw a lot of statues, did the Rafael rooms, and ended with the Sistine Chapel. Then we stopped for a late lunch and went to stand in line for St. Peter's Basilica. The line went really quick, it was really just a matter of going through security again. I kept beeping going through the detector, removing more and more items. I was worried I was going be be asked to go through in my underwear but luckily the guy just got tired and let me through.

      The Basilica is amazing and the kids were pretty taken aback. Dylan was geeking out a bit that he was feet away from the burial place of an apostle.

      We looked at all we could see and just spent some time in there until eventually it was time to go.

      We had to stop at a souvenir shop that we had passed on the way in earlier that morning so Liam could get a shirt, but then we were off to Castel Sant'Angelo. This was a building I always wanted to see but somehow missed when Jenny and I were here last time. So it was on my bucket list. We saw the fortress, walked the Ponte Sant'Angelo and then we made our way back home. Again, it was hot and our feet were hurting so we made a stop at a mini market, got some food and pop and headed up to our place where we have been ever since. We talked about going out again but we decided to just turn in early and try to get an early start tomorrow, before the relentless heat saps our strength. Our last say in Rome and the last day of our Epic Adventure. What do you do for your last day? We are open to suggestions. 😉
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      Traveler

      Wonder who cleans and dusts that place! 🤔

      8/3/22Reply
      Traveler

      uh.... it's a church. God does.

      8/3/22Reply
      Traveler

      🙄 kind of like the magic fairy that cleans our house?

      8/3/22Reply
      Traveler

      I don't believe in faries. And God has better things to do. It is a lovely Angel that cleans our house...😉

      8/3/22Reply
       
    • Day21

      St Peter's Basilica

      October 7, 2019 in Vatican City ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

      Absolutely stunning, the 2nd building as the first was removed and this one replaced it. Very excited to see Michelangelo Peter. Unfortunately surrounded by glass after an Auatralian went nuts with a hammer. The Altar cover is made of 600 tons of bronze and is designed to draw the eye when you enter. 147 popes are buried here. Well worth a visit buy so crowded as had been closed for 4 days.Read more

      Traveler

      Reminds me a bit of the circular ceiling at the Royal Victoria Arcade in Ryde!!!

      10/9/19Reply
       
    • Day45

      Tagesausflug: Rom

      November 2, 2022 in Vatican City ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Da ich im 1. Monat auch jede Hauptstadt des jeweiligen Landes gesehen habe, dürfte Rom auf meiner Reise natürlich nicht fehlen! In einem Tag alles in Rom zu sehen scheint so gut wie unmöglich, ist es auch wenn man sich wirklich Zeit lassen möchte und die Stadt gemütlich erkundet… ich habe in Rom eher einen Speedrun gemacht. Kann aber sagen dass ich alle berühmten Sehenswürdigkeiten und Plätze gesehen habe, die man in Rom sehen muss (Kolosseum, Forum Romanum, Trevi Brunnen, Spanische Treppen, Pantheon, Engelsburg und auch den St. Petersdom)
      Letzteres war (von innen) mit Abstand das beeindruckendste was ich jemals gesehen habe! Ich muss sagen das sich die lange Zugfahrt definitiv gelohnt hat und ich sehr gespannt bin, auf meine Analog Bilder aus der Hauptstadt :)
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      Traveler

      Ich war fast 14 Tage in Rom und Umgebung,habe jeden Tag eine Kirche oder Museum besichtigt . Auch lange die Sixtinische Kapelle usw. LG

      11/8/22Reply
       
    • Day6

      St Peters Basillica

      May 14, 2022 in Vatican City ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      We had the absolute pleasure of visiting St Peter's Basillica at the Vatican on Saturday. They did not allow photos inside but with everyone disregarding this Emily managed to snap a few photos. This was one of the most beautiful and stunning Basillica's we've seen. After seeing the first floor we went down into the tomb where many popes and saints have been laid to rest. St. Peter's tomb is alleged near the west end of a complex of mausoleums that date between about AD 130 and AD 300.Read more

      Traveler

      Incredibly beautiful. thank you for sharing.

      5/15/22Reply
      Traveler

      No words can describe the beauty of the Basillica... The whole of Rome is magnificent!!! Great pictures Emily...

      5/15/22Reply
      Traveler

      spellbinding...

      5/15/22Reply
      Traveler

      this is all so amazing.

      5/16/22Reply
       
    • Day11

      Rom Tag 2, Vatikan

      September 19, 2022 in Vatican City ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      Heute bin ich sehr viel durch die Gegend gelaufen. Erst ging es zum Trevi-Brunnen, an dem leider gerade gebaut wurde und der dementsprechend ohne Wasser war, dann zum Pantheon und danach in den Vatikan.
      Ich wär auch sehr gerne in den Petersdom gegangen, aber da mir meine Hose nur bis kurz über die Knie ging hätte man mir den Eintritt verweigert. Dafür saß ich dann eine Weile auf dem Petersplatz und habe die wundervolle Architektur gewundert.
      Nach dem Abstecher in mein erstes nicht-EU-Land, habe ich mich dann auf die Suche nach etwas zu Essen gemacht. Da mir die glutenfreien Restaurants alle zu teuer waren, bin ich einfach erstmal in einen Supermarkt gegangen und habe mir Frühstück für morgen geholt. Ganz so dringend hatte ich mein Mittag sowieso noch nicht nötig, denn zum Frühstück gabs um 11:30 Uhr ja ein großes glutenfreies Eis (Oreo und Zitrone).
      Als ich den Einkauf weggebracht hatte, bin ich noch einmal aus meinem Zimmer raus und habe mich in das Restaurant 50 Meter weiter gesetzt. Die Pizza dort war auch relativ gut, aber ist meilenweit von neapolitanischer Pizza entfernt.
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    • Day123

      Last day in Rome

      July 22, 2022 in Vatican City ⋅ ☀️ 95 °F

      Miles: 4.01 Steps: 9272
      Flights stairs: 32

      Today was our last day in Rome. Moving on in the morning. The last thing we had yet to see was St Peter’s Square & Basilica. We’ve seen a few basilicas now and I’d agree that this one is the largest so far. It’s claim to fame is it’s the largest in the world.

      We were able to hike up to the top of the dome finally. We didn’t get tickets early enough in Florence, so we’re glad to see we could do it here. It was really high and walking the stairs was weird being right next to the curved walls. Was 551 steps to the top … crazy, but fun even in 103° heat!
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      Traveler

      oh snap yeah I was going to ask how the heats been there. glad to hear you're still getting on even in it

      7/22/22Reply
      Christie Mitchell

      It really didn’t get hit till Rome. They say it “should be” high of like 76 right now. Been in the low 100’s! Just 25° above average! Not going to lie - it’s been rough to really enjoy things when you’re whole body is literally dripping in sweat. But we’re trying! Hopefully Naples will be cooler - closer to the sea.

      7/23/22Reply
       
    • Day233

      Roma & Vaticano

      November 24, 2022 in Vatican City ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

      Von meinem letzten Besuch vor sieben Jahren habe ich noch sehr positive Erinnerungen an die italienische Hauptstadt und so nehme ich mir zwei Tage Zeit um sie erneut zu erkunden.
      Vom ersten Moment an bin ich von ihrer erhabenen Schönheit und der schier endlosen Fülle an bedeutenden Orten und Bauwerken aus sämtlichen Epochen fasziniert. Besondere Bewunderung schenke ich den vielen großen Plätzen, deren Ästhetik kaum zu übertreffen ist.
      Aber auch darüber hinaus bietet mir die Stadt wunderschöne und abwechslungsreiche Facetten, die vom riesigen Park der Villa Borghese, über die zahlreichen breiten Prachtstraßen, die antiken Ausgrabungsstätten, der vatikanische Enklave, bis zu den schmalen Gassen mit gemütlichen Geschäften reichen.
      Mit mir sind reichlich andere Touristen unterwegs, aber mit Ausnahme einiger Brennpunkte verteilen sich die Menschenmengen auf ein angenehmes Maß und die Stadt schafft es scheinbar mühelos davon völlig unbeeindruckt zu bleiben.
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