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Mar 20, 2015 - Rome day 5

Today is my last day in Rome so i thought i would save the best for last. Going to the Vatican City was so inspirational and moving. Being catholic it was incredible to see it and be where the pope lives. It was an experience that i cannot put words with.

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Mar 19, 2015 - Italy-Day 1

Today I visited Rome. It was amazing. My favorite part was visiting the Colosseum. The culture was very historic and interesting. The culture is an mix of the arts, fashion and historic architecture. Their daily life centers around enduring Rome traditions rich in religion and food.

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Mar 6, 2015 - "I'm A Melancholy Man"

"that's what I am, All the world surrounds me, and my feet are on the ground." -moody blues Welp, last night & this morning I was a melancholy man. Fore, I was having to leave my homey apartment and my beloved Firenze (Florence) after 40 days of "living" in Florence. Because I have to pack my bags and head to Rome for 5 days, then Assissi St. Francis), then Venice, then Verona (Romeo & Juliet), back to Florence for one day - Ya-ba-dab-ba-doo!! Pick up one of my bags, say good-bye to my new friends,and go "live" 9 of my final 10 days in...

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Norm Living in Italy

Jan 17, 2015 - Rome

On down to Rome today. I did take my bike off the back of Elsie to go for a ride while Viv cleaned & tidied up inside. Too many hills though so didn't go too far. Then decided to give Elsie a wash on the outside now that Viv had done the inside. So it was out with the bucket & sponge to clean off the road dirt that had built up since her last wash in Cannes. I needn't have bothered though as it started to rain as we headed South & by the time we got to Rome she was well splattered again. We have several books of camp sites & camper stops...

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Dec 12, 2014 - Still Rome

Still Friday 12th December Korean Airlines Flight KE982 Rome 22:25 Seoul Flight time 11h It is still Friday and it is 4:30pm, We have just been informed by Korean Air that our flight is leaving half an hour later and we found out this morning that Rome is having another transport strike. We experienced one the last time that we were here and when I Googled up ‘Rome Transport Strike’ a few minutes ago lots of different dates came up so it must be one of these ‘Normale’ happenings around here. This is what I found out just now:- A general...

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Med. Melodies Encore

Dec 12, 2014 - Pantheon & Vatican Museum

Fri. 12 Dec. 2014 Weather:-12 Degrees/Sunny In our travels of the last few days we were again fortunate to see the Pantheon. While in Rome this is a monument that should not be missed. It is the Roman monument with the greatest number of records: the best preserved, with the biggest brick dome in the history of architecture and is considered the forerunner of all modern places of worship. It is the most copied and imitated of all ancient works. Michelangelo felt it was the work of angels, not men. Where it stands was not chosen by chance,...

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Dec 11, 2014 - St Peter's Rome

Thur.11 Dec. 2014 Rome Weather:-12 Degrees/Sunny Reading back on this journal I have come to realize how blaze’ Herman and I are getting, Herman more so than I, we walk blindly past some of the nicest architecture, I have to stop myself in my tracks and remember what it was like the first time that we were here and when we were like kids in a fairy land. The last two days we have been on the path to the Vatican so are walking along the two main streets that go in that direction and we seem to be more interested in our destination than the...

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Dec 10, 2014 - Rome-Again

Wed. 10 Dec. 2014 Weather:-12 Degrees/Sunny The weather at the moment is very nice, sunny and clear but with a real nip in the air, perfect for sightseeing. Today we are off to the Spanish Steps and the Vatican and all places in between but first a nice continental breakfast at our hotel—it is all part of the deal here. I have to add that our bargain bottle of Lemoncello has found a new home, we have donated to Antionetta who makes our cafe’ latte’s first thing in the morning, I figure it is better to let her liver suffer than mine...she is...

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Dec 9, 2014 - Roma and the Trevi

Tues. 9 Dec. 2014 Rome Weather:-11 Degrees/Sunny The police are out in full force around Rome at the moment, they are everywhere on foot and congregating around the different Piazzas also with sirens blaring they hurtle down the little streets waving a paddle (of the ping pong type) above the roof of their police cars, it looks quite funny to us but I guess if we knew what was really going on we may not be as amused as we are. First stop this morning is a ‘Phamacia’ as my antibiotics have been depleted and another course is a must. “Er,...

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Dec 8, 2014 - Rome

Mon. 8 Dec. 2014 Rome Weather:-12 Degrees/Sunny We will call today a non-event as most of it was taken up by waiting for our train (Departed 12:50pm) and travelling on it to Rome (Arrival 6:25pm). We passed some nice scenery including snow topped mountains but as the windows of our train were almost impregnable with a camera lens those views will have to stay in our memories. We also had some nice little conversations with the passing parade of fellow train riders who occupied the seats around us on various stages of our journey. Finally...

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Dec 4, 2014 - Churches, churches, churches

Off we went today to see---no not more ruins, more churches. The common factor in all these institutions besides the most obvious one is that they were pilgrimage sites for early believers. Let me run down the significance of each. Church of Santa Maria Maggiore: It is dedicated to the Mother Mary. Built in 432 AD, it still has 5th century mosaics. It is marked on the outside by a large column which at the apex hosts Mary high above the surrounding buildings. The church belongs to the Vatican. I thought only buildings in Vatican City...

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Travels around Italy

Nov 29, 2014 - On way to Heraklion Crete

Sat. 29 Nov. 2014 Weather:-19 degrees/Sunny 5thday at sea Our take off from Civitavecchia was at least 1 ½ late yesterday, I do not know the reason but I would not be surprised if one of the tour busses came back late, they had a lot of mileage to cover in Rome yesterday. We have watched from our balcony people leisurely sauntering up the pier 20 minutes after the all aboard deadline. The crew have everything packed up, the Captain is on the bridge and they just calmly dawdle along-- amazing. We had another date with the Captain last night...

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