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A travel journal to Rome by alanmack37

The Colosseum/Coliseum Photo, Rome, Italy More Photos
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St. Peter's Basilica

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Attraction | "A familiar sight on television but great to see."

St. Peter's Basilica Photo, Rome, Italy
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I have been to St Peter's square three times now. Once with friends when backpacking, once on a tour bus and once by myself. Every time i have went, even though i have seen it before I come back and spend hours walking gazing in amazement at the beauty of the spectacular buildings, the baroque statues and the area.If youre travelling within the city, St Peter's square is a good walk away from the other sights so the best way to travel is using Rome's underground. I travelled from Termini station to Piazza San Pietro subway station, and having also travelled on a tour bus it is the quickest way to get here. If you prefer the views you can get an all day ticket on the city sightseeing bus wh...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 25, 2010

St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro
Vatican City, Rome 00193
+39 0669883462

Trevi Fountain

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Attraction | "The most stunning and beautiful fountain in rome"

Trevi Fountain Photo, Rome, Italy
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The Trevi Fountain is a breath-taking monument in the heart of Rome. It is definetely worth visiting. I went to visit the Trevi fountain in 2007. The area holds a lot of touristic sights and is in within walking distance of the Spanish steps. The area is well signposted, the good thing about Italy is that the major cities are very familiar to tourists and English is widely spoken. I remember walking the street towards the Trevi fountain and followed the signposts and eventually found myself in a more crowded area as i got closer. It was kind of like going to the Louvre and walking through and seeing the Mona Lisa picture. The fountain is situated in the Piazza Di Trevi and once you arrive you will fin...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 25, 2010

Trevi Fountain
Piazza di Trevi
Rome, Italy 00187

Spanish Steps (Scalinata)

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Attraction | "All visitors must see this"

Spanish Steps (Scalinata) Photo, Rome, Italy
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The Spanish Steps is a remarkable staircase of steps which was built in the 18th century for the newly formed Spanish Embassy. I visited the Spanish steps 6 years ago on a hot sunny night. I started at the top and walked down. There is a pretty church at the top, which i only glanced at quickly. There are so many churches in Rome that i tend to stare at the exteriors, rather than the interiors.Rome, the Spanish steps is situated in the Piazza de Spagna, the heart of the city’s main hotel district. In the seventeenth century, the Spanish ambassador to the Holy See had his headquarters in this square, and the area around it was supposed to be Spanish territory. The Trinita dei Monti church (...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 25, 2010

Spanish Steps (Scalinata)
Piazza Di Spagna
Rome, Italy 00187

Hostel Alessandro Downtown

Hotel | "A budget place for seeing Rome"

Hostel Alessandro Downtown Photo, Rome, Italy
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Hostel Alessandro is a pleasant place and with rates starting from 15 euros a night it is bargain accommodation. Although being nearly 40 I have spent several nights in hostels around the world. I book a ryanair flight and if im arriving late check into the hostel and get some sleep. In this case i arrived at the hostel at midnight (thank you ryanair for the ridiculously late flight). I came from Ciampano airport on a 5 euro terravision bus that left me at the big station Termini and found a map to get my way to the hostel.I recommend getting directions yourself on the internet before coming. I checked into the hostel late with no problems. The room was small but comfy and the people i met...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 22, 2010

Hostel Alessandro Downtown
Via Carlo Cattaneo 23
Rome, Italy 00185
+39 (06) 443.40.147

The Colosseum/Coliseum

Attraction | "A historic landmark you need to see."

The Colosseum/Coliseum Photo, Rome, Italy
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I went to visit the Colleseum in 2005. You can journey to it quite easily from station Termini, where my then youth hostel was. I took an underground train from Termini to Il Colesseo stop, but i found out much later that i could have easily walked it. The beauty of Rome is, dispite having crazy drivers and non stop beeping cars you can walk along a beautiful route and see many of the sights free.One very big tip, if youre coming here be prepared for queues and also bring water. The stalls outside sell water and gelatos for like 5 times the price. I simply refused to pay and i walked off to the hills to get a massive bottle of water for less than a euro. The queue to the Colesseum was mass...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 21, 2010

The Colosseum/Coliseum
Piazza Del Colosseo
Rome, Italy 00184
+39 (06) 7004261