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Apr 24, 2014 - Rome

Hey everyone! A few days ago I was in Rome (Italy), for the canonisation of: Pope John Paul II & Pope John XXIII. It was one of the most busiest days in history! Amazingly, Mum, Dad and I were part of it!! When we were in Rome we walked all around the place. It was really difficult to see some of the sites due to the crowds. We saw the 'Spanish Steps' and another famous site was 'Trevi Fountain'. Of course I also tried the roman gelato's and they were no different than the gelato's in Croatia. If ever go to Rome try getting one scoop of...

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Apr 19, 2014 - Roma

Roma Our last stop on the girl trip Italy tour was Rome, Easter weekend in Rome no less. I hadn’t thought the timing of it through very well but there was nothing I could do about it now. I had pre-arranged a parking place for Blacky in what I thought were the outskirts of Rome, since the B&B was in the center of the city and had no parking available. Mena had a girlfriend that lived in Rome who kept her car in a parking garage there. The two of them convinced the owner of the garage to let me leave Blacky for the weekend, for 18 Euro a...

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Apr 4, 2014 - Day 2 – Friday 4 April - Rome

Second leg - Dubai to Rome. Flight was about an hour late due to the previous flight coming in late and then once we were boarded the air bridge to the plane would not retract and they had to get a mechanic to fix it. Our seats were over the wing... and the wings on a A380 are enormous!!!! So we couldn't see much. The on board cameras are fantastic though. Another 7 hours flew by (pun intended) with a couple of movies and bit of sleep. Once again the food was magnificent. Took some time to get through Rome customs and then got our shuttle...

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Mar 18, 2014 - Last day in Roma

A little sore, a little sleepy, having a great time. Hopped on our local open top bus. And sat in the sun on the way to St. Peter's. Some of the streets are lined with orange trees, full of big fat oranges. I wonder who gets them when they start to fall? So we go to St. Peter's and take the lift up to the top of the dome where you could see all the saint statues up close and personal and look out over the city. You can go inside the dome and look down on the thousands off people scurrying around. Then we went down and became scurriers...

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Favorite Places Tour

Mar 17, 2014 - Monday in Roma

So, Sunday we walked about 100 miles. More or less. Probably less, but it felt like 100 miles. So Monday was all about covering a lot of ground without killing ourselves. We are on vacation, not the Amazing Race. So we got two day passes to the Hop On, Hop Off bus and hopped on right outside our hotel. We spent about two hours, sitting in the sun on top of the bus, doing the entire circuit and enjoying the view. We got off at the Forum, right across from the Colosseum and started our walking tour there. The ticket from the Colosseum tour...

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Favorite Places Tour

Jan 28, 2014 - My first day in Rome

Enjoying it :) no pictures in the Sistine Chapel. It is now copy write by a Japanese company that paid I think, 10 (but maybe more) million Euros to have it cleaned and filmed every second of the 5 year job, done in the 90s (I think she said). It was some experience to study the chapel in an art history class in the late 90s and then to be in the room its self. no words. There is magic here and it has seeped into my soul and I have only been here, about 24 hours I am not the only one who can fee it, I was on the street waiting for the hop...

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Jan 27, 2014 - Italy

so the destination has been picked after a car ride to Bar Montenegro, then an overnight ferry ride to Bari Italy, a 4 hour lay over and a 5 hour train ride I am in Rome Italy. I am not sure how long I will be staying here but I heard the Pope is here on Wednesday and even though I am not a part of his church it seems rude to leave before saying hi. Pictures coming soon

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Jan 22, 2014 - Roma

Next we went to Rome!!!!! Always wanted to go to Italy so that was really exciting! We didn't stay in the greatest location because we booked it the day before we left haha, but the place was nice so it wasn't a big deal. The first day we did the Vatican. Went to St. Peter's and the museum, and the Sistine chapel. Even in the winter it was very crowded. Had our first gelato (yummmm) and some pasta for dinner. The second day was a Sunday and we wanted to see the Pope so I did some research, with the help of my mom, and found out that he was...

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Jan 3, 2014 - Rome, The Eternal City

When the ship docks at Civitavecchia, it's still a long, long ways to Rome, an hour and a half each way by bus. So, with only a day in port, the buses pour out of the port area all hightailing it to the Eternal City. We were on one of those buses. We had been to Rome before but there are always sights to see. Of course, the Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre is one of those iconic sights. The ruins of the 157-foot high elliptical shaped structure shows off the many arches and seating levels. Although the colosseum dates to the 1st century...

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A Wedding & A Cruise

Nov 11, 2013 - Rome

Rome, November 11 Ah, Roma! Grammar and I had never been to Rome and we did not have a huge amount of time; so we signed up for an expensive bus tour that included the Vatican and a brief overview of Rome. After the 1½ hour bus trip to Rome, we arrived at the Vatican in the pouring rain. (Umbrella sellers - likely African refugees - were doing a brisk business; however the umbrellas were poor quality and we saw many inside out). Swarms of people without tickets were lined up to get in but we were whisked past them and, theoretically, into...

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Oct 21, 2013 - Mari Does Rome

Havent heard anything about Syria since I have been in Italy. Whats happening there now? Not much to write about what I am doing here that would interest the Journal folks much, but I did join a group for a day trip to some fabulous limestone caves east of here on the way to Ancona called Frassasi. They were found in 1971 and are huge! You can look them up on google. We also went to Osimo where St. Joseph of Cupertino last lived and where his body still is. He is known as the flying saint and the patron of students and decision makers....

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Oct 20, 2013 - Rome - Porte Portese Market

Margaret awoke with a tickly throat and felt she might have been in for a cold. Not wanting to jeopardise any of our trip time, we sensibly headed around the corner to the Tourist Medical centre. A short 15 minute wait, and into the doctor and nurse. Checked, antibiotics prescribed and out within 10 minutes, and no charge! Great service. Loved their sign (see pic) describing their services, including recipes! How handy. Prescription filled for just €6.50. Bargain! What joy to have Rome's largest Sunday flea market right in our...

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