Rome Journals

Rome pt.2

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A travel journal to Rome by linzeeloulabelle

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Dipping our feet in Photo, Rome, Italy
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Rome was never a place I was dying to go to. However, when looking at holidays for this year, Rome was cheap for when my boyfriend and I wanted to go and was easy to get to from East Midlands Airport as I live in Nottingham. == Getting there and first impressions == From East Midlands Airport, flying with Ryanair cost us roughly £50 each for return tickets. Although Ryanair don’t have the best reputation, they have been fine each time I have flown with them and their airfares are extremely cheap. Being a budget airline, Ryanair fly to the smaller Ciampino airport in Rome. From here, it takes roughly 40 minutes to get into the city center and buses cost about €4 each way. Getting to a...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 9, 2012

Piazza Navona

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Attraction | "Hard to get to but worth it!"

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The Piazza Navona isn’t the easiest of places to get to. The nearest metro stop is Barberini although the piazza is a good walk away from here. I’m sure there are a lot of buses that go to this area but they were much harder to figure out than the metro so we decided to walk all the way there. The walk isn’t bad though as it means you get to see some other parts of Rome which you wouldn’t get to otherwise. The Piazza Navona is one of the most famous squares in Italy. The square is built on the former Stadium of Domitian. The square and stadium was somewhere that the ancient Romans went to watch gladiator games. Nowadays, the square is a popular tourist attraction and meeting place. The Pia...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 9, 2012

Piazza Navona

Rome, Italy 00186

Pantheon

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Attraction | "One of the most preserved buildings of ancient Rome!"

Pantheon Photo, Rome, Italy
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The Pantheon was one of the things in Rome that was high on my to-do list although I’m not too sure why. I knew that it had something to do with the Gods and for me that was enough to want to see it. == Getting there == The main problem with the Pantheon is getting there. It is not near any metro stop and the closest is Barberini although this is still a 10-15 minute walk away. We headed to the Pantheon after visiting the Trevi Fountain and we got extremely lost. The area has one or two signs saying which way to go but they are very far apart and not helpful at all. The area is full of small, narrow streets which are not marked on maps so finding the Pantheon was quite difficult for ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 5, 2012

Pantheon
Piazza della Rotonda
Rome, Italy 00186
+39 0668300230

Roman Forum

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Attraction | "Full of history!"

Roman Forum Photo, Rome, Italy
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The Roman Forum (Forum Romanum in Latin) is located just across from the Colosseum. Due to its location, this is a very easy place to get to in Rome and something that should definitely be seen if you are in the area. The Colosseo and Circus Massimo metro stops are very close to the Roman Forum which are both a 5 minute trip from Termini Station. The Roman Forum runs in a valley between Palatine Hill and Capitoline Hill which made it the center of public, religious and political life in ancient Rome. The Forum was once surrounded by home of the most important people in Rome and also some great government buildings. In later years, the Forum was used as a marble quarry. Marking each entranc...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 5, 2012

Roman Forum
Largo Romolo e Remo
Rome, Italy 00186
+39 066990110

Caffe Leonardo

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Restaurant | "Fabulous Italian food!"

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Before going to Rome, we had been told that food was extremely expensive. Because of this, we looked around a lot before deciding where to eat as we didn’t want to end up paying more than we needed to. On our first day in Rome, after visiting the Spanish Steps, we came across Caffe Leonardo which is just around the corner. To get to Caffe Leonardo head south from the Spanish Steps, towards the huge Colonna dell'Immacolata which you cannot miss. On your left is a small tourist shop and behind that is Caffe Leonardo. The restaurant is tucked away a little bit in comparison to other restaurants in the area but all this means is that you aren’t paying the prices for somewhere on the doorstep o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 3, 2012

Caffe Leonardo
Piazza Mignanelli 21a
Rome, Italy