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May 18, 2008 - Arriverderci Roma!
Hello All! Meg at the keys here. (Thoms busy chillin' with a cold beer on the wide marble window ledge of our room watching darkness fall and the city come to life. I will be joining him shortly) Tonight is our last night in bella Roma. We leave in the early morning tommorrow for Pisa, home of the now not quite so leaning tower. You might or might not have heard from us earlier, so some of this may be a repeat. Dad and Erin, I know you've heard most of this, but its okay, you can hear it twice. Mom, I missed talking to you as you were...Jump to full entry
May 17, 2008 - Rome
We didn’t plan on visiting Rome this time, but as all roads lead to Rome we couldn’t resist! They say a lifetime isn’t enough for Rome, so our 3 days certinaly wouldn’t be. After the usual 2 hours of driving around getting lost trying to find the camp ground we got on the train and headed straight into Rome. Its great that everything is within walking distance, on the first day we got to visit all the ‘semi major’ sites, the Trevi Fountain, the Panthenon, the Spanish steps and a couple of the piazzas. It seems every street you look down...Jump to full entry
May 14, 2008 - Rome, Italy
This morning we got up really early and zoomed to Rome so we could get into the sistine chapel as its not open on sunday the day we were supposed to look at it. The sistine chaple was amazing, we also looked at all the surrounding museams and st peter basillica. It is huge. Also saw some of the tombs of the past popes. The vatican city was amazing but very very hot an humid. Thats night went into the city and had dinner with a small group. More pizza and pasta. The next day we did a guided walk around Rome and saw the Ruins and the...Jump to full entry
May 6, 2008 - Roma!
Hiya Currently in Roma, after a morning spent in Florence. Florence was lovely, but over run with tourists. By 12pm, it was hard to move. It would have been so nice to have experienced it without everyone else! Lots of good shopping to be had, especially the leather bags! The cathedral and Ponte Vecchio were lovely highlights. Too short a time there, as is the theme of this tour, really. I guess it really is just a taster. So, tomorrow, we venture out to see the Vatican, and the other sights of Rome. In reality though, we may not get much...Jump to full entry
May 4, 2008 - When in Rome...
Ciao from Rome! We are finally in Rome!!!! It was a very long day of travelling to get here (left Corfu island hostel at 6:00pm, took taxi to port, ferry to Igoumenitsa (mainland Greece), overnight ferry to Bari (mainland Italy), arrived in Bari 9:30 am, train to Rome left at 1:30pm, very very pretty train ride through wine country, arrived in Rome 6:00pm) ... *sidenote, none of the extra keys, like asterisks, are where you would think they would be on this keyboard, making typing very interesting! Once we arrived in Rome, we came into...Jump to full entry
May 4, 2008 - Ten Days Out
We have had a very full time the last ten days and no time for the journal. We had an uneventful flight to Singapore and on to Rome. Singapore's Changi Airport is AMAZING! They even have a pool and spa while you wait for your connecting flight and the shopping mall is out of this world! Rome aiport was a different matter what a dump and security is so lack. We had to wait in Rome for our hotel room as it was not ready so we went on abus tour around the city after not having sleept for 23 hours! We finally got into our room and went almot...Jump to full entry
Apr 30, 2008 - Rome
Rome is the capitol of Italy and was also the capitol of the Roman Empire. Rome is on both sides of the Tiber River. It is sometimes called "The City of Seven Hills" because it was built on seven hills. The public square is a common feature of Rome. Rome is known for the "Elegance and Beauty" of its squares. Rome is Italy's major business and commercial center, and is the chief center of government. The Colosseum, located in Rome, is one of the most impressive structures remaining from the Imperial period. Aqueducts are also found. The...Jump to full entry
Apr 28, 2008 - A week in Rome
Hi friends Welcome to our last update from Dublin, covering our trip to Rome where we spent the week beginning 15 April. Once again sorting through the bewildering array of discount airlines, Bahn boy went with the cheap and fairly cheerful Ryanair. Ryanair has the advantage of being very cheap, and flies into secondary airports. This can be an advantage if you carefully check just where the secondary airport is, and has worked well for us going into Gatwick and thus avoiding the chaos that is Heathrow, and in Rome, going to Ciampino which...Jump to full entry
Apr 27, 2008 - Return to Rome
Return to Rome: We shared a van with two other couples from the port of Civitavecchia back to Rome yesterday. This saved us about $100. After checking into our hotel, we were extremely pleased with the large room on the top floor with a great view. After being in the room for only one hour, they advised us they had made a terrible mistake and given us a deluxe room when we had only paid for a standard room. I'm writing this enry from our current room that has a view of the top of a tree (Oh well). After changing rooms, we toured the church...Jump to full entry
Apr 23, 2008 - Buon Giorno in Romà
23 April - Day 1 Rome, a look around After arriving to a wonderful welcome from our hosts in Rome, Paolo & Raffaella, we did a little exploring before settling in for our first night in this wonderful city. Our first morning we decided to join one again (& please don't be surprised!) a hop-on hop-off bus tour. We did the tour as far as Castel Sant' Angelò where we wandered around before a lunch at a pizza restaurant. In the afternoon we completed the circuit. Jennie & Sarah came back for a rest & I went for a wander finishing my day at the...Jump to full entry
Apr 13, 2008 - Italia!
Hello all! It has been QUITE awhile since I have updated, but with good reason, I promise! School has been going very well- midterms in Spain were quite the experience, but I think that all of us fared well. The weekend after midterms were over, my friends and I hopped on a plane to Italy! We flew into Milan and spent a night in the 'fashion capital of the world'. The Duomo cathedral in Milan is absolutely breathtaking- it makes me wonder what all of the fuss is about the Duomo in Florence... the next day, we took the train to Florence...Jump to full entry
Apr 10, 2008 - New grandchild born 12 hours before trip
What a way to send us off on our vacation - Christine having a baby. We're grateful that she had the baby before we left. We would have been stressed worrying about her and the baby if we had left prior to the baby's arrival. Mother and child are fine. She weighed in at 7 lbs, 4 ozs and 19 1/2 inches long. We made it to the airport without too much hassle; thanks for driving us Mikey. We didn't get there as early as I wanted (but then maybe I've a little compulsive). We're be posting our first shots of Rome within minutes. Thanks for...Jump to full entry