Viva Roma!

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And Live Rome it did.  Despite its tumulous and rich history, Rome continues to exist today with lots of historical moments intact, or at least, conceivable enough to recognise what it could have been.

This will again be a photo blog.  Will feature the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, FOOOD, Trevi Fountain, and lots of artwork and statues.

 

RomeWhen I was researching what Giovedi meant, I assumed it was a place, but it was actually Thursday in Italian 😂

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Rome ColosseumTHE COLOSSEUM

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Rome ColosseumA little bit of reading

Rome ColosseumSo sometimes gladiators also have to fight animals, multiple animals, or sometimes animals will fight other animals.  Brutal.

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RomeI’m still very impressed by how detailed these features were, considering they were done thousands of years ago.  According to Wikipedia, “SPQR is an initialism of a phrase in Latin: Senātus Populusque Rōmānus (‘The Roman Senate and People’, or more freely as ‘The Senate and People of Rome'”

RomeThe legendary tales, Romulus and Remus, here sucking the milk of the “she-wolf”

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RomeVisiting the Vatican City.  Yes we are all the way back because of the queue.

RomeNote that Vatican City technically isn’t part of Rome, and is actually a country in itself.  I don’t have any photos from the inside of this place, so I’m guessing I wasn’t allowed to.  Like most major religious places, no shorts, slippers, inappropriate dress code or you wouldn’t be allowed in

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RomeTHE PAINTING.  The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

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RomeFontana di Trevi.  Throw a penny with your back turned and make a wish.  Spoiler alert: my wish didn’t come true.

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Itinerary

http://www.rome.info/transportation/

http://www.eurocheapo.com/blog/rome-25-free-things-to-do.html

http://www.aviewoncities.com/rome/romeattractions.htm

  1. Il Gelato di San Crispino – Restaurants & cafés
  2. Pantheon – Attractions
  3. Il Colosseo (Colosseum) – Attractions
  4. Freni e Frizioni – Restaurants & cafés
  5. Il Vittoriano – Museums
  6. Teatro dell’Opera di Roma – Teatro Costanzi – Music
  7. Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain) – Attractions
  8. Antico Arco – Restaurants & cafés
  9. La Gatta Mangiona – Restaurants & cafés
  10. St Peter’s (Basilica di San Pietro) – Attractions

Colosseum

Vatican Museums

Museo e Galleria Borghese

Pantheon

maybe -> Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

Roman Forum

maybe -> Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

St Peter’s Basilica

Trevi Fountain

maybe -> Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere

Jewish Ghetto

Piazza Navona

 

San Lorenzo and Il Pigneto for bohemian bars and alternative art.

Ostiense and San Paolo for Cool clubs and hidden culture

Centro Storico for beautiful backdrops; spa, shopping

 

Art Exhibition at Chiostro del Bramante and Shopping around Via del Governo Vecchio all done with Pantheon + Piazza Navona and Galleria Doria Pamphilj and Museo Ebraico di Roma

 

In Tridente, can walk from Piazza del Popolo along Via del Babuino to Spanish Steps

 

Trevi Fountain + Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica – Palazzo Barberini + Palazzo e Galleria Colonna

 

Il Pigneto – Necci, Vini e Olii, Circolo degli Artisti

 

Aventino and Testaccio, district next to Roman Forum and Colosseum, see Terme di Caracalla

 

Metro and Bus, Taxi at 060609

 

One day Itinerary

  1. Roman Forum and Colosseum
  2. Capitoline Museum
  3. Lunch
  4. Pantheon
  5. Vatican Museum

 

RESTAURANTS

  1. La Pergola (Via A Cadlolo, 101) +39 0635092152 EUR 170
  2. Imago at the Hassler (6 Piazza Trinita dei Monti, Rome) +39 0669934726
  3. Maccheroni (Piazza dell Coppelle, 44) +39 0668307895
  4. Baby
  5. La Gatta Mangiona
  6. Da Felice (Mastro Giorgio, Rome) +39 065746800 EURO 70 for 2
  7. Il Pagliacio (Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 129 Rome, 186) +39 0668809595
  8. Antico Forno Roscioli (Via dei Chiavari, 34 Rome 186) 06-6864045
  9. Fortunato al Pantheon (Via del Pantheon 55) +39 666792788 EUR 40
  10. Roma Sparita (Piazza di Santa Cecilia 24) +39 065800757
  11. Il Tempio di Iside, for seafood (Via Verrill, off Via Labicana) +39 06700 4741
  12. Trattoria Ristorante (Via del Pozzo delle Cornacchie, 25-00100 Roma) +39 0668301427
  13. Il Convivio (06-6869432)
  14. Ditirambo (Piazza della Cancelleria 4) 06-68716261
  15. Ristorante del Pallaro (Largo del Pallaro 15) 0668801488
  16. Quinzi & Gabrieli, for seafood (via delle Coppelle 5-6) 06-6879389

 

Accommodation

Best western Ambra Palace – VIA Principe Amedeo 257, Rome, RM 00185

39 (06)49-23-30

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