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Sep 20, 2015 - Around Rome

We were not up too early this morning and had breakfast in the hotel. It is 40% of what they were charging in Nice, and just as good. We booked the hop on hop off bus at the front desk then collected our things from the room and walked to where we could get on the bus. It was a short walk past the Victor Emmanuel Monument. We did not have long to wait, but it was quite full, though we did manage to get a seat. We toured round Rome, but the bus was quite full most of the way and sometimes it was difficult to see. We got an idea of places and...

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Sep 19, 2015 - On to Rome

We were up really early this morning and got ready for the taxi which came on time and took us to the airport. The EasyJet system does not assign a gate till almost boarding time, so we had breakfast and sat where two EasyJet flights had left from. The board said the gate for our flight would be assigned at 8:00 am. About then I went to check the board again, only to discover the flight was already boarding! We joined the crowd and were soon on board, and the plane left earlier than scheduled. We settled into the seats and I fell asleep,...

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Sep 17, 2015 - Rome, Day Two, Part two

Day Two was packed. After lunch we walked to the Pantheon, one of the he oldest Christian churchs in the world. The outside looks rough compared to the Vatican buildings we had seen that morning but pretty darn good for something buiilt in 27 BC and rebuilt in 120 AD (I didn't have time to verify this date but you get the idea - older than dirt!). The building was built by slave labor as a pagan place of worship but later converted to a Christian church. The feat of building the concrete (a Roman invention) dome was a significant...

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Sep 15, 2015 - The Vatican and the Sistine Chapel

It's Monday in Rome, day three of our trip. It will be another whirlwind as Tuesday we will board the Ship and set sail for Messina. Thanks to Matt (well really thanks to his sister Mary) we had reserved tickets for a 2 hour tour of the Vatican museums, including the Sistine Chapel. We took a cab from the hotel and were shocked by how long the general admission lines were. Let's just say we would not have been visiting the Vatican if we had to wait in that line. The weather in Rome is much different then I expected. I knew it would be...

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Sep 14, 2015 - We can't believe we are in Rome

We made it to Rome! Just 2 planes and one really scary van ride from the airport. We arrived in Rome on Sunday, September 13th around 11:00 a.m. Our hotel, the San Carlos is about two blocks from the Spanish Steps. The 135 steps were built at the base of the Piazza Spana in 1723-1725 for the purpose of connecting the Bourbon Spanish Embassy with the Triata dei Monticello Church at the top. At the bottom of the steps in Piazza Spana is a fountain, "The Ugly Boat". Built in1627-1629, I found this fountain one of the loveliest of those we...

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Jul 28, 2015 - ROME - Day 7

Beautiful breakfast with Beautiful Princess, beautiful day, very hot though 30+ degrees!! We strolled along joking around in the sun down a beautiful little street and caught the train into city and and back out on HOHO bus, went to Montanara and and then to a big highlight - Saint Peters Square,and The Vatican ( it is its own country with its own laws) - we took a paid tour guided trip through the Vatican which proved invaluable as we discovered hundreds of people queue for up to 5 hours!! in the heat to see the Vatican and the Sistine...

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Jul 27, 2015 - ROME Day 6

We flew out of Paris at 6:25 Sunday night and landed in Rome at 8:30 pm, nice flight, checked into this beautiful old hotel called The Duke,beautiful room, by the time we had unpacked and showered it was 11:00 pm and we went down to restaurant and these two very kind Italian hotel staff gentleman made us up Delicious salads and served us wine, they did this the next night as well, they were awesome. Monday morning, we both waxed lyrical how normally we would be starting a week of work, so happy to be in Italy, the view out our window was...

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Jul 27, 2015 - Day Fourteen: Rome

Having done the walking tour yesterday we had no where we had to be and were happy not to set an alarm this morning. We got ready slowly and went downstairs for another sugary breakfast of croissants. I'm not complaining because the breakfast is free, but the sugar is killing me. Our first stop for the day was going to be to the Colosseum. One of our room mates said that we should go to the Roman Forum first and then the Colosseum to avoid the lines. At first I didn't understand why, but once we were there I did. We took some photos outside...

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Jul 26, 2015 - Day Thirteen: Florence to Rome

Thankfully we booked a 9:33am train and didn't have to be up as early as the previous two mornings, not that it made a difference because I'd tossed and turned all night. The alarm went off at 8:30am, we got ourselves organised, checked out and walked to the station. I must admit carrying the bag is getting easier as the trip goes on, but I was disappointed I had to loosen the strap around my waist. Bring on London!! I'm ready to quit sugar again and get back into exercise. Talking about sugar at the station I got a muffin for breakfast, I...

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Jul 5, 2015 - Day 21

Buongiorno! Final day in Rome. I started the day off by going to the first mass in Basilico di San Pietro which was absolutely amazing. It is humbling to be in such a large space. I was taking a few moments to look around and I found something to make me enjoy San Pietro even more. Inside I found a statue of St. John Baptist de La Salle! Even after graduating I can still find connections back. We took the train from San Pietro to another station to continue the day and had our first experience with pick pocketing. On the train there was a...

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Jul 4, 2015 - Day 20

Buongiorno! First full day in Rome! The day started off with a trip to the Colosseum and the Forum. As a group we spent about 3 hours wandering around the Colosseum, all of us amazed at the immensity of the monument. It still amazes me what the Romans were capable of doing when it came to engineering. It is a shame that part of it was destroyed, it is magnificent now, I can only imagine what it would have been like when it was completed. After the Colosseum we went over to the Forum and Palatine hill. This was just as amazing, and while I...

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Jun 24, 2015 - Day 30 - Rome

Day 30 last day and night in Rome Wednesday 24 June 2015 Had a great sleep last night thanks to Cerys' newly acquire night and day tabs! No coughing....at least none that woke us up! Nonetheless we did wake up at 9am...keen to sleep longer, but also aware that this was out last last in Rome before our exit tomorrow. First task...go to the police to report our theft. The cards were all fine, but I was concerned about the misuse of my drivers license identification. So off to the police station....via breakfast at a cafe of course. The...

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