Rome Journals

Rome pt. 3

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A travel journal to Rome by linzeeloulabelle

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Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin

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Attraction | "Fancy putting your hand in the Mouth of Truth?"

Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin Photo, Rome, Italy
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The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin is a small church in Rome, which has been made quite famous due to a certain scene from the film ‘Roman Holiday’. The church is quite easy to get to although I’m not sure if it is worth the trip or not. To get here, you need to get off at the Circo Massimo metro stop which is on the blue B line. From here, walk down the side of Circus Maximus (the side near the road) all the way to the bottom and then take a quick right. The church is just around that corner. The walk, although sounding quite short, will take about 20-30 minutes as the road is long and straight. The church was a lot smaller than I had been expecting it to be. It is clear t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 17, 2012

Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin
Piazza Bocca Della Verita, 18
Rome, Italy 00186
+39 066781419

Bioparco di Roma/Rome Zoo

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Attraction | "Rome's zoo"

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Bioparco is Rome’s zoo. Although I read guide books before going on holiday, I didn’t actually know that Rome had a zoo. It wasn’t until I saw a poster in a metro station that we decided to find out where this place was. I do love zoos so I really wanted to go. == Getting there == There are multiple ways to get to the zoo and some easier than others. If you want to take the metro, you can get off on red line A at Spagna. To get to the zoo from here you will need to walk through the Borghese Gardens, which is how I found out about the zoo. Buses will take you right to the zoo if you get either of these numbers; 3, 52, 53, 926, 217, 360 or 910. The number 19 tram will also take you to ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 17, 2012

Bioparco di Roma/Rome Zoo
Piazza Del Giardino Zoologico, 1
Rome, Italy 00197
+39 063608211

Via del Corso

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Attraction | "Shopping in Rome"

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Via del Corso is one of the biggest streets for shopping in Rome. The Via del Corso connections the north gate to the city, Porta del Popolo, past the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II and into the heart of the city at the base of the Palatine Hill. The street is about 1 and a half kilometres long so it is quite a way to walk down. Although this is a main street for shopping, many tourist attractions are accessible from this location such as the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, which are within walking distance. Via del Corso dates all the way back to 220 BC when the road was originally built. Over the years, the road has been used for many different things including a racetrack...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 17, 2012

Via del Corso
Via del Corso
Rome, Italy

Hard Rock Cafe

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Restaurant | "Have something other than pasta and pizza!"

Hard Rock Cafe Photo, Rome, Italy
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When in Rome, you would think of traditional places to eat serving pizza, pasta etc. However, there is only so much of this you can eat and seeing as I had never been to a Hard Rock Café before, we decided to go here for lunch one day. The Hard Rock Café, Rome is located on Via Vittorio Veneto. This can be reached from the Barberini metro stop. When you leave the metro station, instead of heading south towards the Trevi Fountain, head north and it is only a short 5 minute walk away. The streets leading up to the Hard Rock Café have flags and signs all over so there will be no getting lost to worry about. This was actually one of the easiest things to find in Rome and we didn’t even need to...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 17, 2012

Hard Rock Cafe
Via Vittorio Veneto 62 A/B
Rome, Italy
3 (906) 420-3051

Pyramid of Cestius

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Attraction | "A pyramid seemingly out of place"

Pyramid of Cestius Photo, Rome, Italy
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When I heard that Rome had a pyramid as an attraction, I was a little unsure of what it was all about. Pyramids are generally better known for being in Egypt although there are more all over the world. As this was something slightly different to the other attractions in Rome, I wanted to see it, mainly because I have never seen one up close. The pyramid is one of the best preserved ancient buildings in Rome due to its location in the city. Due to its size and place, roads were built around the pyramid and it now stands at a fork between two ancient roads. The pyramid was built between 18 and 12BC as a tomb for Gaius Cestius, hence the name of the structure. The size of the pyramid is 29.6 ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 15, 2012

Pyramid of Cestius
Near Porta San Paolo and Protestant Cemetery
Rome, Italy