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Rome and Vatican City

2 Extraordinary cities

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Rome

This was the main place i wanted to go to. i wish we couldve stayed longer to enjoy the sights and to really appreciate it but i cant argue with being able to see pretty much everything! we took the train from Aversa to get to Rome.
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the 1st thing we did after getting off the train was to find a double deck tour bus
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the line to see the caravaggio was insane! i wanted to see it too but wasnt ready to waste half a day standing in line. good thing i saw that on the bus!
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after the bus we got dropped off at the Convitto Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele 2ยบ. this building was pretty! it also has the tomb of the unknown soldiers
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next stop on our self walking tour where i and kat were the tour guides was: what i thought was the spanish steps. but isnt. it was the basilica di santa maria in aracoeli
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roman coliseum: where you can spot some 'roman soldiers' and take photos with them for a few euros. the line to get inside the coliseum was also pretty long
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this was next to the coliseum. somewhat reminds me of the l'arc de triomphe in france
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a map of the land that was under roman rule
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roman forum and palantine hill right in the middle of the city: where excavations are still in process
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picking our next destination
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Cesar? Cesarean soldier?
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Bernini's Fountain of the four rivers, piazza navona was one of the top piazza's i wanted to see
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Castel Sant'Angelo: really wanted to see this after reading angels and demons
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Vatican City

Saint Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square
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lunch: mcdonald's on the streets of roma
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mom doing 'as the romans do' which she shouldnt have done. needless to say: the next day, her tummy wasnt too happy...
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Fontana di Trevi
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Piazza di Spagna: where the REAL spanish steps are =]
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other photos of buildings i dont know the names to...
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after a looong day, we decided to take the bus tour one last time to get a view of everything we just saw. then headed back on the train to naples.

Posted by Jenjilla 17:00 Archived in Vatican City Tagged city rome vatican

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