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Jul 18, 2009 - Tutte le strade conducono a Roma...

Yes - all roads lead to Rome. I am in Rome. I am about to go out into the heat of this afternoon. I am going to buy 2 bus tickets. I am going to catch the bus 81 around the corner. I am going to find my way to Piazza Navona. I am meeting a group and we are going on a tour, an evening 'passeggiata'. When in Rome, do as the Romans do! All I can say is .....WISH ME LUCK!

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Jul 16, 2009 - Roma

Train back to Verona to catch flight not so reliable - we would miss our flight - $100 Euro taxi ride to airport 30 minutes away!! :-( Back in Rome for Sightseeing Day 3 Pantheon Sant'Ignazio di Loyola Church Piazza Campo de'Fiori (Flower Market) Piazza Navona - repeat visit for dinner. Who could resist staying when you hear Pink Floyd "Wish you were here" or Led Zeppelin "Stairway to Heaven" by a local musician? Night Sightseeing (to wear off our Gelato and fabulous dinner!) Walked along the Tiber River to view the Ponte's @ night and take...

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Jul 14, 2009 - Roman Holiday - Leg 1

Hotel Internazionale **** Via Sistina @ the top of the Spanish Steps! Sightseeing Day 1 Pizza di Spagna (Spanish Steps) Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain) Piazza del Campidoglio (most elegant square in Roma) Piazza Venezia Foro Romano (Roman Forum - Sacred Ground where Caesar was killed - 44 BC) Colosseum Arch of Constantino Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus - the famous chariot race track) Piazza della Bocca della Verità 'The Mouth of Truth' Palatine Hill - Temple of Vesta and the House of Vestal Virgins Piazza Navona - Fontana dei Quattro...

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Jul 7, 2009 - DAY 1

i just wrote like a novel of an entry telling the story of my travels over here and it got DELETED. not happy. anyways the moral of the story is: it is much more fun to travel with someone than by yourself (shocking i know) the thing is, when you're with someone you can laugh at the frustrating parts and work it out together..when you're by yourself it isn't quiiiite as funny and you just might end up crying to the lady at the desk of the tourist info place telling her how badly you need to find a phone to call the U.S. to find out the...

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Summer Eurotrip 2009

Jul 5, 2009 - Monumental Rome

Today is Sunday and we dedicated this day to see the sights we have not yet experienced on this trip. Again we awoke to breakfast at our hotel and then took to the streets for a morning stroll. First we walked to the stunning Trevi fountain. We took some pictures and Juju, Gaby, Jessica and Nonna threw the coins in the fountain. Next we continued our walk through the narrow streets and approached my favorite structure in all of Rome, The Pantheon. There, the kids listened to an audio tour of The Pantheon while Any, Nonna and I rested our...

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Jul 4, 2009 - Christian Rome

What an exhausting day! We dedicated this day to learning about Christianity. The day began with an amazing breakfast at our hotel. Later we were picked up by our driver, Migelle, who transported us across the city to Saint Agnes church. This is a hidden treasure that we had never experienced. Our tour guide Ada, brought it to life. Next we visited Saint Clemente church and were awed by the recently discovered underground basilicas built in the 4th century A. D. We then took a short ride (Nonna Puchi asked for the time to see if she could...

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Jul 3, 2009 - Day 1 in Rome

Today we arrived in Rome at about 8:15 AM. We had a pre arranged pickup at the airport and proceeded to the Hotel Madrid by the Spanish Steps. We were met there by my cousin Hector that works in Rome and lives in Anzio. After we dropped off our luggage we went for a walk around the Spanish Steps and drank water from the fountain. Next we ate lunch and met our private guide, Ada Teja for a tour of Ancient Rome. This included, the Roman Forum, The Coliseum, The Museo Nazionale Romano, Baths of Diocletian and The Basilica Santa Maria degli...

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Jun 12, 2009 - Rome

Ross went on a mission to return Gus to the car hire place....meanwhile the kids and I traipsed in the severe heat throught the Colloseum. It was the stage setting of many gladiator battles in the main arena against both prisoners and Lions. Took some great photos of the kids pretending to be gladiators perched on top of collonades. Once we saw through this amazing structure that is 2000 years old, we met dad and got out of the midday sun. Then we had the afternoon walking through the Paletine hill ruins, just amazing and the Roman Forum,...

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Jun 11, 2009 - Venice to Rome

Buon giorno We got packed and on the road early, sadly Jess had a bad trip down the stairs so hobbled to the water taxi. Got back to our car on the mainland, and off we drove to Rome, a 450km journey. We passed all of the beautiful Tuscan vineyards along the way, and ancient villages on the hills. We drove Gus (the car) into Rome and found our apartment which is near the Colloseum. We have travelled 8400km in Gus in 49 days, Ross returned him today, so from now on we are on our own, pulling our own bags! We went out to see the sunset on the...

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Jun 9, 2009 - There's No Place Like Home, There's No Place Like Home

Rome to Milwaukee Tuesday June 9, 2009 After a fairly restful (but too short) night’s sleep, the lovely alarm went off precisely at 3:28A, followed shortly by the 3:30 wake-up call. We checked out and the taxi to the airport was right on time at 4:30. The airport ride took only 15 minutes and cost only 15 euros including tip (meaning we had not needed to undertake yesterday’s ATM near debacle), so we were all checked in with KLM by 5:05 and ready to pass through security which was a breeze that time of day. Of course none of the airport...

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Jun 7, 2009 - Doin' The Vatican Rag & Heading West

The Vatican & Heading West June 7 & 8, 2009 Earlier I had checked on the Vatican City website (yes there is one, and its not even all in Latin) and discovered that the Pope was scheduled to be in town this weekend. Accordingly, Sunday became our day to return to our St. Victor’s roots and visit the Vatican and St. Peter’s. With some luck we would also see Pope Benedict when he gave his Sunday blessing at noon – but I’m getting ahead of myself. After our good breakfast we started our 30 minute trek across the Tiber to the Vatican. Once at...

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Jun 5, 2009 - Bella Roma

Naples to Rome Fri & Sat; June 5 & 6, 2009 On waking Friday morning, we found ourselves already docked at Civitavecchia after our short overnight voyage from Naples. I don’t want to suggest that Celebrity was anxious to get rid of all of us, but we had been nicely told to vacate all the rooms no later than 8:00 that morning. For us this meant showers at 6:00, breakfast at 7:00 (along with 2000 of our closest friends) and down to the Grand Epernay waiting room promptly at 8:00. We found out later that the Solstice was scheduled to sail again...

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