City Guide: Rome, Italy

Tripoto
10th Jul 2014

The Altare della Patria

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Pantheon

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Fountian outside pantheon

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Sunset from our room

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Spanish Steps

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Vatican City

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Inside the Vatican City

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Piazza Venezia

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Trevi Fountain

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Colosseum

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Porta Portese Market

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Everything does not always go as it should and in the past it has generally been something on every trip, and this trip was no exception…

We got on the plane and arrived on time. We got out of the airport and jumped on a bus that took us into Rome. From the bus stop we took a taxi to our hotel for our stay in Rome, at least we thought so… We went inside and walked straight to the receptionist to check in, but he told us that the hotel was overbooked and that we should have been notified in advance. But we had obviously not heard anything about that at all!

They had arranged with another hotel in the same hotel chain in roughly the same area with the same standard, and they paid the taxi ride to the next hotel so we didn’t have much choice but to go to the other hotel, Hotel Pace Helvezia.

The first day (arrival day) we went to the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon. We also ate some Italian ice cream (Gelato) and real Italian pizza. We were in fact in Italy.

The next day we got up early and walked straight to the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps with a hope that we could get some pictures without too many people on it.
We got our photos and then walked towards Vatican City...

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Fun fact about the Trevi Fountain: Every night about 3,000 Euros are swept up from the bottom of the basin. The money is donated to Caritas, a catholic charity, who uses the money to provide services for needy families in Rome.
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We wandered around a bit, looked and took pictures before we went back to the hotel.
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Trastevere is a medieval area in Rome that is separated from the central city by the river Tiber. It have been said that Porta Portese Market is the mother load of Roman bazaars, with more than 1000 stalls. The market runs every Sunday, from soon after dawn until late lunchtime.
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Fun Fact: The Colosseum in Italy only took 9 years to build using over 60,000 Jewish slaves. It is thought that over 500,000 people lost their lives and over a million wild animals were killed throughout the duration of the Colosseum hosted people vs. beast games.
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A tip: If you haven’t bought tickets in advance to Colosseum, buy a combination ticket for the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum at the nearby entrance to the Palatine Hill. It’s not too crowded over there.
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Also known as the Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument, we went to the top to get a great view over the city of Rome (cost 7 Euro p.p).
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This Hotel had a very good location for us, walking distance to most sites we wanted to see in Rome.
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