Putting along through the city
Women travelling to work on their Vespa inspired me to buy one for my husband a couple of years ago. He enjoys doing short errands on it around our village. I'm disappointed that it's too heavy for me to ride. It looked so easy when these Italian women did it. Not sure I'd have the guts to ride one in the city streets the way those Italians drive. Yikes!
Shrine at Genazzano
A visit to Genazzano will be something that you will always remember. An old time town dominated by the Colonna Castle - where Pope Martin V was born. The shrine has attracted pilgrims including the present Pope and six of his immediate predecessors eversince the fourteenth century. Simple and peaceful and humble - but perhaps that is why you will remember it.
To get there takes about 45 minutes. Buses every half hour cost about ý5.
Fabulous Wine Bar near Trevi Fountain
Thanks to a tip that I read on VT before our latest trip to Rome, we popped to Vineria il Chianti one evening and had a fabulous night.
We were lucky enough to get a seat out the front in a small courtyard, and settled back to enjoy a glass or 3 of some delicious Italian wines.
There is an extensive wine list and also a fabulous food menu.
Service was friendly and efficent, and a great night was had by all - I highly recommend this place! We were pretty daggy looking.....had been site seeing all day...
SOME THING SPECIAL
One look at the place with its double entrance sweeping staircase and you say "oh my god this is going to be expensive!"
but it wasn't 75 euros per head which included a 3 couse meal with wine and coffee a little more than your average meal but well worth it!
the sevice was superb the ambience has to be the best we had our coffe and drinks on the varranda overlooking the city.
the menu was varied and cooked to perfection. deffinatly worth a visit starter- duck in a sauce 9euros
main course-veal 22 euros
desert chocolate pudding (to die for) 10 euros
wine 18 euros per bottle(we had 3)
The Colosseo is my favourite thing to do in Rome.
Couldn't be otherwise, I've had a beautiful pic of the Colosseo on my desktop for over a year, dreaming about it every time I switched on the computer, and when I finally saw it I was very excited. I left a visit to the interior to the last day, which is a WRONG thing to do if you are short of time; I didn't expect the huge ticket line and I almost risked to miss it. So, make reservations or go with time.
The interior is quite disappointing for most people; I guess some just expect to see it like in the film 'Gladiator'. But I was thrilled! Even if it's so much 'empty', because of all the sacking and destruction it suffered through the years, you are still able to imagine how it was in its glorious days, imagine the people and animals running through those tunnels and the audience applauding enthusiastically.
It's the major symbol of the city and you can't miss it!