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May 26, 2017 - Rome - Colosseum and City Tour

Every day we have woken up to a beautiful clear sky. I got an early start to beat the crowds at the Colosseum, and it was well worth it. I wandered around the walls and displays without too much elbow knocking etc. Such a shame to see so much has deteriorated over the years. I took Toni's advice and bought a book to see what the ruins looked like originally..very hard to imagine looking at what is left. Whilst walking around the grounds of the Roman forum it was actually quite peaceful. Palatine hill was again beautiful with great views of...

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May 25, 2017 - Rome- Vatican and St Peters

A beautiful day to explore the Vatican Museum and St Peters. What can I say but wow!! It is everything you have read about and more. I have never felt so humble as when I was inside the Sistine Chapel and St Peters Cathedral. No pictures can describe the emotion that is felt inside these places. A truly magical experience.

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May 24, 2017 - Rome

Left Florence for Rome today. We walked to the train station and unfortunately we were on the slow train to Rome so we didn't arrive to our accommodation until about 4.30pm. Both a little tired so found a great pizza place and had a reasonably early dinner. back at our apartment by 7pm to book tickets for tomorrow. Not many photo's today but I'm sure tomorrow will make up for it. 𯖒 The room is much nicer than the last one but in Florence the room was very central.

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May 18, 2017 - Rome

Today we took a short tour just south of central Rome where we took an underground walk through the Callixtus catacombs www.catacomb.roma.it, we also walked along a part of the Appian Way where Sparticus was crucified and finally a look at the ancient viaducts which bought water to the city. Found a local art supplies store to get Glenn some watercolour paper (as you do) on the way home, then home for packing. Sisters did ok for themselves in northern Italy 𯍷𯌧𯑭𯌂𯑜𯌝𯍕𯍜𯍦𯍾 Arrivederci Roma.

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May 17, 2017 - Rome

I've got muscles hurting where I didn't know I had muscles. Another big day in Rome. First stop the Colosseum. WOW. We used Rick Steves free audio guide on our phones again. Great way to do it. After the big C we headed to the forum, onto the Spanish steps and over to the Borghese Gardens and Villa. I know a lot of you have been here, so you'll know what I mean when I say this city is amazing and very humbling. The ruins are just everywhere and a lot of it is free. The crowds haven't been as bad as expected. Trevi Fountain was the...

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May 16, 2017 - Rome

My body is aching. We calculated we walked about 13 k today. From home, over the Tiber River', through Trastevere up to the Vatican City back over the Tiber to the Piazza Navona for Osso Bucco for lunch, the Trevi Fountain and home for a well earned glass (or 2) of Proscecco. More again tomorrow. I should have lost weight. By the way, i've visited a reasonable number of cities in the world and I don't think I've seen one with as many people standing/sitting at corners, tables, benches with maps in their hands trying to figure out where they...

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May 16, 2017 - La Spezia to Roma

Took a nearly 4 hour train tip today from La Spezia but the scenery was beautiful with Tuscany on the left and the TyrrhenianSea on the right. Got spoilt with a pick up from station to apartment. Another 30 min trudge over cobble stones just seemed too much. Great apartment on the 4th level with elevator. 𯘜 Took a walk to check out our neighbourhood and find the local supermarket to stock up on goodies. We are about 100m from Coloseum which we will visit again in a couple of days.

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May 9, 2017 - Rome

We returned to the Borghese Gallery and park to spend the day like we did 5 years ago. The park is expansive and beautiful. Again, lunch was from a food truck. However, the largo, lake for those who do not speak Italian, was drained. A big disappointment. The gallery was as impressive as ever, and this time we were able to take photographs. Dinner was on a bustling side street outside the Pantheon. Wonderful food and good company on our last night with our posse.

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May 8, 2017 - Rome

We disembarked in Rome after 16 days at sea and at ports. It was a great cruise and we signed up for one next spring to Dublin. After arriving at our hotel, we were tour guides and took our fellow travelers to the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon. After lunch we walked 40 minutes to our hotel. It was a pleasant walk and just before we crossed the Tiber River, we came across an extremely talented artist selling his art on the street. We bought an oil painting from him that caught our eye. Dinner that evening was at a local,...

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May 4, 2017 - A million steps

If I were titling this entry it might not be permissible due to language used...but we still had a great time and Peggy and I gave our Fit Bits a great workout...not to mention our poor legs and feet! We did over 28,000 steps and saw many sites several times...Yes, we walked in circles or perhaps better said, we walked in large rectangles. We went to the Catacombs and did well getting there but had a heck of a time coming home. And for those who know her, you will understand the import when I say that we got to a point where Peggy agreed...

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A Group in Greece

May 3, 2017 - Separate Stories

What a great day just rambling through Rome! Jan and Rick headed for Vatican City and Peggy and I headed for Piazza de Spagna. We each discovered great places and took some good pics! We haven't gone out to dinner yet, but I know it will be great! Peggy and I did the Piazza de Spagna - WAY lots of people - we were much happier wandering through the 3rd largest park in Rome, Borghese Gardens, and we only saw a tiny portion of it - very au natural! We also discovered the BEST pizza place - wine and pizza....we came home a bit over-wined and...

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A Group in Greece

May 2, 2017 - Roaming

Our first full day in Rome! We had a leisurely morning and then hit the cobblestones around 11ish. Still got in over 15,000 steps! Beautiful and sunny day. More tourists than I expected this early in May; we found Campo de Fiori much more "commercialized" than our last visit - there were only 2 really wonderful flower vendors - the rest of the piazza was given over to a general market, we'll see who's there tomorrow! We ate dinner in tonight - cheeses, salume, vino bianco, Prosecco and a warm loaf of bread from the 24-hour forno (bakery)...

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A Group in Greece

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