Piazza Venezia and its Incredible Monument
When in Rome make sure to go to Piazza Venezia. See the awesome and imposing building in the middle of the Piazza named il Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II. Vittorio Emanuele II was united Italy's first king. The monument was started in 1885 and was finished in 1911. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is also found here. Palazzo Venezia, which is the brown building across the street from the monument, was the residence of Mussolini and he used to hold his speeches from the balcony. The piazza is centrally located at the end of Via del Corso. In the piazza you will also find buses that go to every part of Rome. Climb the steps next to the monument and see the gigantic sculptures that sit at the top of the steps. You can also enter the Roman Forum, which is behind the monument, from here.
These beautiful jars are found all over the place.
But this one, in the front of the National Museum of Rome was not dissimilar to a couple that I photographed in Minturno. It makes you wonder what they stored in them in ancient Roman times, don't you think?
Concerts - Tiber's floating stage - Tosca to Blues
Enchanting - whether Tosca, Pop or Blues - music under the stars - Castel Sant Angelo in the background - river boats drifting by - a more romantic setting could hardly be created. Last night (Friday, July 21st) the Rome Blues Club, Big Mama, collaborated to bring us the rousing blues band Big Bill Morganfield and it was an exhilarating performance with great sounds, a cheering audience, and many encores. You have a choice of seating - cafe/restaurant tables, concert row seating in front of the stage or lounging on the upper decks. Concerts continue throught the summer - check the Rome cultural Portal website below for schedules.
If you arrive at Fiumicino Airport (which most international flights do), then you will need to hop on the Fiumicino Express train, unless you want to pay about 60 Euro for a cab. It is a direct train to Roma Termini. It takes about 30 minutes to arrive, and it stops at a few stations along the way.
It costs 9.50 Euro, one way.
From Termini to the Airport:
The “Leonardo Express” leaves every 30 minutes, from 05.52 to 22.52.
From the Airport to Termini
The “Leonardo Express” leaves from the Fiumicino Airport every 30 minutes, from 06.37 to 23.37.
Good pasta,little funny service
This was betweeen Fontana di Trevi and spanish steps,at little alley.Sadly i can´t find an address.They had good food(we had pasta)and wine,butwe had little laugh,when we asked,could we have bigger pastas,and the waiter said,that it´s not possible,because they have too small plates!It wasn´t true,I don´t know why he just couldn´t say"sorry,but no".This was only place in Rome and Milan,that they wouldn´t make us bigger pastas.At Finland we eat pasta as maincourse,and I know,it´s"wrong",but it´s hard to understand why they can´t do it for stupid tourists like us,and have some extra money.We took only pasta anyway-we are not so keen to Italian main courses.We like meat more spicy. I had tortelini ham and cream and my husband had canelloni.Both were very good,but left us "idiots"little hungry.Otherwice we could have come here next time,too.Wine was good housewine,and cheap(at least compered to wine in Finland).