Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rome (25 Sep - 28 Sep 2008)

Left Venice on the 25 morning and arrive in Camping Tiber late afternoon. As we stayed with Camping Fusina in Venice, we were offered 20% discount on subsequent Camping grounds with their sister's camp. The camp has a schedule bas to the nearest train station which cost only 1 euro to go into Rome. So the next morning we took the first bus to the station and then to Rome. We went for the hop on and hop off tour bus which is very reasonable because it last for 2 days. So we decided to go one round on the bus before hoping off to our which ever destination we like. So after that, our first stop was the colosseum which is an amphitheater and was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. It stays partially ruined due to damage caused by earthquakes and stone-robbers. It is one of Rome's most popular tourist attraction and still has close connections with the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit procession to the amphitheatre.

Trevi Fountain is the most famous and also the most beautiful fountain in all of Rome. This impressive monument dominates the small Trevi square located in the Quirinale district. Legend has it if you throw a coin over your shoulder with your back to the fountain into the water you will return to Rome.

Go to Tiberina Island, i.e. a very small island in the middle of the Tiber River, cross it to the other side and on your right you will find the food here are quite reasonable. We ordered large piece of pizza for 4 euro and a 3 course meal for only 10 euro.

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