Drink lots of water
Drink lots of water when walking around Rome, especially in the very hot summer months. Do as we did in order to save some money: Buy one bottle of mineral water and – when finished – keep on refilling it at some of the numerous fountains that you can find all over Rome. The water from these is very cool and refreshing.
When you have refreshments from some of the bars, please remember that the area where you’re situated generally determines how much you will be charged: It’s cheapest if you stand at the counter, a bit more expensive when sitting at a table and is at its dearest when you sit outside! Bar charges in Rome can vary from dirt cheap to complete rip off, but if you follow these rules you should have a very inexpensive time.
Stunning views of Rome from Gianicolo
I walked up the Gianicolo today from Vatican square where I had gone to follow the Passetto as it entered the Vatican Papal residence. It was a winding upward trek but very rewarding - especially when I reached the summit.
Although it is the second tallest hill (Monte Mario being the first) in Rome, the Gianicolo does is not among proverbial Seven Hills of Rome as it is west of the Tiber and outside the formal boundaries of the ancient city. Janiculum (derived from Janus) served as the center for the cult of the god Janus, and the fact that it overlooked the city made it an ideal location for devotees to observe their rights.
The Janiculum is one of the best locations for a breathtaking vistas of the innumerable domes and bell towers that form the skyline of our architectural landscape.
Photo 1 - Yep, you guessed it - right there in center left is the Vittorio Emanuelle Monument (some dub it The Vittorio Emanuelle Monstrosity). Love it or loath it - it serves us well as a landmark and has given me bearings as I wondered about, lost in unfamiliar Rome streets.
Here are just a few of the spectacular views you will have of bella Roma's aerial museum from the Gianicolo.
In the sixties, the cheapest...
In the sixties, the cheapest way to go around the world, was by ship, but it could take you a lot of time, in fact, from Australia, we took nearly one month to get to Italy...but that was another period, now, everything is fast, fast food, fast emotions, fast love...but I still have the old fashion style....I take it so easy and long...and I'm still, so lazy....and I wish that I'll remain always a kid...
Not everybody has to be clever and wise...!!
I like to be stupid and dumb....and my values are next to zero, so primitive...so simple and plain...
...I suppose that too many people have such big brilliant ideas....me not many....just peace and (maybe some love)
..but I have to admit, that I don't make the world turn around much....but I don't care anymore...
Too many feelings and hate around...
I just don't want to give trouble or to be troubled!
I just want to see the sun, the land, the rain, and breathe and smell the air, not much more I'm interested in....just waiting to die...
Ah you might think it's so sad what I say...but talk to me and I'll make you laugh!!!!! ahaahhaha
If you want real Italian pizza, there are plenty of places all over town that sell it by the slice. But since I spent an entire week eating mostly pizza, after a while I couldn't stand the thought of having another slice...
Gladiators and Coliseums
Actually, I am not really really impressed by the coliseum although it does provide a good background of the history of ancient Rome.
Around the coliseum, there are also many ruins, many of them undergoing restoration at the time I was there.
And the weather, it is searingly hot and bright. Always remember to come prepared.