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Florence, Rome & Cinque Terre, Italy.

ITALY | Wed, 2 May 2012 | By brettcooke | Views [677]

We started our south bound journey to Italy from Moutiers train station where the TGV fast train picked us up at a much slower pace than its 300km an hour capacity. Our first stop was Milan before whizzing through the rolling Tuscan countryside ... Read more >

Tags: churches, cinque terre, colosseum, duomo, florence, michelangelo, museums, piazza, rome, vatican

Rome... if you want to (2)

ITALY | Thu, 29 Mar 2012 | By libby-k8 | Views [1222]

So, it's about half a year later, but I rediscovered the notes that I had made with the intention of turning it into a blog entry, and it appears I hadn't said everything I had to say about Rome.  So. In my TwinCities hostel  (recommend it, by the ... Read more >

Tags: colosseum, food, hot, paletine hill, panino, ponte santangelo, roman forum, rome, tickets, vatican

A Sojourn into Southern Italy

ITALY | Sun, 12 Jun 2011 | By cokeeffe | Views [828]

Day one was the battle of public transport! I flew into Rome Fiumicino Airport, and after a failed attempt at trying to find the bus that went to the city centre I headed for the train station instead. I managed to navigate my way through the confusing ticket ... Read more >

Tags: capri, italy, pompeii, rome, sorrento, vatican

More Roman adventures

ITALY | Sat, 16 Apr 2011 | By drmitch | Views [647]

A slightly later start saw us having breakfast in the park of Colle Oppio, which overlooks the Colosseum, where we watched an impressive dogfight between the mutts being walked in a group. Ben & I pretended not to be vets. We then headed to “Santa ... Read more >

Tags: michaelangelo, palm sunday, piazza del popolo, pope, santa maria maggiore, spanish steps, st peters basilca, st pietro di vincoli, vatican

Romans, Ruins and Gelatos

ITALY | Wed, 13 Apr 2011 | By drmitch | Views [445]

I awoke to cloudless blue skies with the promise of an excellent day’s walking. Unfortunately I had to leave Riomaggiore and spend 5 hours on the train to Rome, where I was meeting a couple of Uni mates for four days of culture, pizza and gelatos.... Read more >

Tags: colosseum, lasagne, rome, trevi fountain, vatican

Rome, Italy

ITALY | Thu, 15 Oct 2009 | By bec-simon | Views [831] | Comments [2]

Simon and I caught the overnight train from Munich to Rome. Not a bad way to travel, although our train had no bar cart, and although we toughed it out without a beer for the whole night (I think the Germans have rubbed off on us - sorry Joergfried, ... Read more >

Tags: overnight train, pope, roma, sistine chapel, vatican

2008 Winter in Rome : Preparing for Italy

ITALY | Mon, 1 Dec 2008 | By tricia_sg | Views [782]

Italy is an accidental destination. I don't speak Italian and only realized that cappucino is Italian recently. Boo-hoo .. so much for my general knowledge! And since I have overcome Japan not knowing Japanese, surely Italy will embrace me even if I ... Read more >

Tags: eurostar italia, gelateria, italy. trenitalia, pantheon, pisa, rome, vatican

To Be in the Presence of God

ITALY | Fri, 13 Apr 2007 | By dartagnan | Views [603]

I heard people who have been there say that nothing can prepare you for the Vatican. Yet still I had to come prepared for it. I arrived at exactly 8 am only to be greeted by a long, long, lone line of people who were ahead of me. The line snaked ... Read more >

Tags: churches, rome, sistine chapel, vatican


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