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Rome Day 5 – St. Peter’s Basilica

Laundry in the morning. It’s been really hot here in Rome, and we’ve gone through clothes much faster than expected, so we needed to do wash some things. Fortunately, there’s a small launderette just a block down from the hotel. … Continue reading

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Rome Day 4 National Museum

On Sunday morning, I was not at my best after not sleeping much the previous night. We had a pipe dream about going to Mass at St. Peter’s but our dream crashed into the Roman reality of huge crowds and … Continue reading

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Rome Day 3 The Colosseum +

Up and out early this morning to get to the Coliseum at 8:15. We actually got there at 8:30, but since that’s when it opened, it didn’t matter. Very, very impressive! The weight of history and sense of the long … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 2 – Exploring the City

Fountain Statues in Piazza Navona On Day 2 of our stay, we started off by taking a tourist bus tour to see the major sites of Rome , which made sure we didn’t miss anything important.  We drove past the … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 1 Seeing Rome for the First Time

We arrived in Rome at just after mid-day.  Our son Joe, daughter-in-law, Steph, and 14-month-old grand-daughter Freya had arrived an hour or so before we did. They found the driver of the car I’d hired to take us to the … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 0 Getting there is NOT Half the Fun

This is the first of a series of posts I’m doing on a recent trip I took to Italy with my husband Jim, son Joe, daughter-in-law Steph, and grand-daughter, Freya.  We visited Rome, Florence and Varenna (a town on Lake … Continue reading

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