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Last Day in Rome

Since it was our last day in Italy, we finally allowed ourselves to have a lazy morning before heading off to have a look at the Protestant Cemetery. On the way to the cemetery, we spotted two ancient Roman temples, … Continue reading

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Last Days in Rome Part 2

Our second to last day in Rome involved a lot more walking around. First up, we passed the Trevi Fountain again and stopped to watch the workers vacuuming up all the coins. Then we headed to the Spanish Steps, which … Continue reading

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Last Days in Rome

Before we flew out from Italy, we had a few days back in Rome and spent some more time exploring. The first thing we visited was the Largo di Torre Argentina, the place where Caesar was supposedly assassinated. We saw … Continue reading

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Rome – The Capitoline Hill

Next, we went to the Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, the huge white monument sitting in the Piazza Venezia. The monument that is impossible to miss if you’re anywhere in its general vicinity. The monument was built to honour King Victor Emmanuel … Continue reading

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Rome – Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano

The streets of Rome are so much quieter at 7:30am in the morning, which was the perfect time for breakfast consisting of a cappuccino and croissant each. After this, we walked to the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano (Basilica of … Continue reading

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Rome – The Palatine Hill

I hadn’t really heard much about the Palatine Hill before we visited and didn’t expect there to be so much to see. Unfortunately, this meant we didn’t allow enough time to appreciate it. However, we still very much enjoyed our … Continue reading

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The Roman Forum

Before we went into the Forum, we saw the Temple of Venus and Roma, which I briefly mentioned in an earlier post. The temple is located between the Forum and the Colosseum. It was designed by Emperor Hadrian and used to … Continue reading

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Rome – The Arch of Constantine

The Arch of Constantine is the largest and most recent Roman triumphal arch left standing. It commemorates Constantine’s victory over Roman Emperor Maxentius in AD 312 at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. Why were Romans fighting Romans, you ask? Well, … Continue reading

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Rome – The Colosseum

Before the Colosseum was built, the site was occupied by Emperor Nero’s personal villa (the Domus Aurea), an artificial lake, and a giant statue of himself called the Colossus of Nero. In around AD 72 Emperor Vespasian had the lake drained and … Continue reading

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The Vatican

Due to jet lag, we were fully awake at about 4am after our first night in Rome, so we headed out in the early hours of the morning and basically had the streets to ourselves! We took some early morning … Continue reading

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