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Sep 16, 2014 - Vatican City

What a day today, We used the second day of our hop on hop off and went to St Peters. This time on the bus we were lucky and got the very front seat. The traffic is incredible and no one seems to get angry and very little honking. We got off at St Peters. It was a 3 hour wait just to get inside, a wait mostly up sheltered from the sun. We chose tal walk around and then bought a tour for 35 Euro each which took us in a group entrance -total pandemonium , however we got inside and saw a couple of hours worth of incredible art and antiquity. I...

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Sep 15, 2014 - Rome day 1

Hot, hot day today. Had a great breakfast at the hotel and packed, again, to move to Montecarlo Hotel. They gave us a huge room because we got shuttled last night. We bought a two day pass for the hop on hop off bus. Did a full circuit and came home for a nap. I had no idea of the amount of ancient buildings that are in wonderful condition here. I don't think you could see them all if you came for a month. Walked over to the basilica after nap time and it is an amazing place. Hopped back on and explored a couple more places. We are trying a...

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Sep 15, 2014 - Move to Rome

Well, it was quite a day. Tube to Victoria station, Train to Gatwick, then to Easyjet, When they say you can take one bag on board, they really mean it.....not a bag and a purse, not a bag and a backpack.....one item only. So we paid to check another bag. 30 pounds for a 2 hr flight for a carryon size. Live and learn. The plane seat configuration was pretty tight and we left 30 min late because they had to remove a passenger and their bags but we ended up at the Rome airport safe and sound. Got train tickets for Rome - when we got there...

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Jul 29, 2014 - Vini Vidi Mangiato

Julius Caesar produced one of the longest lasting quotes of all time, "Vini Vidi, Veci". I came I saw I conquered. This quote was perfect for the egotistical dictator who really began the massive expansion of the Roman Empire and started the rule of the emperors. Being better than Julius, I decide to improve his quote to that of the title of this entry, "Vini Vidi Mangiato" roughly translating to I came I saw I ate. Boy have we ate. So much so that we have already constructed a reputation among the group that when they don't finish their...

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Cascianis Go Home

Jul 28, 2014 - no chefs insulted on our first day

Great first day in Rome! Lots of walking, easily we walked 10 miles over cobblestone streets. Hard to imagine that shoe designers had Rome in mind when they created stiletto heels. The forum and coliseum are truly more interesting than the pile of rubble I expected. Now I see there is no reason to paint my kitchen, it is just an early Roman-empire style! We sampled pizzas and fresh mozzarella for lunch, served family style, not many leftovers at our table, making the boys a fast favorite of the guides. For dinner we ventured out on our own...

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Cascianis Go Home

Jul 27, 2014 - Day 1: Flight and first day in Rome

After an 8.5 hour flight we got to the hotel and were greeted by the Disney staff and got checked in. Our first event is not until 5:30 local time (which is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time) so we decided to walk around and see the Vatican City. Our first event is a dinner with the rest of the group and the menu includes gnocchi, a beef dish and gelato, we are looking forward to that!

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Cascianis Go Home

Jul 26, 2014 - Rome Italy

Our ship ported in Civitavecchia which is about an hour and a half from Rome. Since we had been to Rome in the past and had already done the touristy things, we decided to do a Walking Food Tour of Rome. Our tour was called Taste Of Testaccio and this is what they had to say about it: "We’ll guide you through the original foodie neighborhood of Rome, Testaccio. We take you away from tourist crowds to the places locals cherish but tourists rarely get to experience. With over 12 delicious tastings, and multiple cultural and historic stops,...

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Mediterranean Cruise

Jul 17, 2014 - Rome

The drive to Rome was not too long. We had to wake up early though because we needed to get to the Vatican for out tour. It was a Saturday and the Vatican is not open on Sundays. The Sistine Chapel was amazing. You are not allowed to take pictures (but I may have been sneaky) and you are not allowed to speak. There are guards shushing you if you do. It's crazy how Michelangelo was not a painter because was one of the most beautiful pieces of art I have ever seen.  After the Vatican we went on a walking tour of Rome. There are ruins...

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Taking Back My Brave

Jun 28, 2014 - Fond farewells

June 28 It was quite a flurry of activity in the morning as we said our fond farewells to the Abruzzo Cibus staff and downed a quick breakfast. Except for a few, the bus trip back to Rome Airport was relatively quiet, until near Rome we encountered an intensely burning semi-trailer truck in the opposite lanes. We were very lucky to have made it through, as emergency vehicles had not arrived yet, but we were sure they would have shortly shut both directions completely. Another flurry happened at the Rome Airport, as people with short...

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Jun 27, 2014 - It has begun

We arrived safely in Rome yesterday morning (7:30am). I was utterly tired as I had not slept at all on the plane, so once we got to the apartment I went to sleep for 4 hours. Bree was totally ok, as usual.... Dom, Paul, Aden & Niah, arrived around 3pm, after waiting at the airport looking for lost luggage. Luckily it had not been lost, but someone had taken it off the belt and sat it next to a big pole, semi hidden! The apartment is in a fantastic location, surrounded by restaurants, and near a big church, St Maria Maggiore. So if we ever...

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Jun 21, 2014 - Rome

June 21 We were up early for our 9:00 a.m. taxi to the airport for our flight to Rome and our onward trip to our Italian cooking school. Check-in at Veuling (pronounced “Welling”) Airlines was so very smooth and painless, as was the security check…so different from our Istanbul experience. Settling in for a breakfast snack, we had a chat with Alicia, a lady from Madrid at the next table, who works with the YMCA, sending kids to camp in the US and Canada (200 miles north of Winnipeg…they already knew about the mosquitoes). She had very...

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Jun 14, 2014 - Rome dazzles and inspires .....

The Awesome Foursome experienced somewhat of a shock to the system on arrival in chaotic, fast moving Rome after 3 weeks of lazing about on The Amalfi Coast, and on a cruise boat on The Dalmation Coast. We have had to adapt to the rather fast paced Roman lifestyle following our leisurely Island pace of recent times. It is great to be back in Italy again although it is vastly different from Croatia, it is grubby after spotlessly clean Croatia, incredibly laid back (even the Vatican Guards lounge around and whistle at the pretty girls instead...

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