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2019 SEPTEMBER 13 to 15 ITALY, Rome

ROMA - a town I love!

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Today we had a long travel day!

We packed our bags and walked out to the bus stop just meters from our apartment. We had a time that the bus would be coming through Bomerano to take us back to Rome, but we made sure we got there early just in case. It arrived on time and we were on our way, tickets only 3.90 euros each.

The bus took us close to the Naples train station which is exactly where we wanted to be. The bag in storage was collected by Lyn, while I purchased train tickets for us from Naples to Rome, 12.65 euros each. We shopped for some supplies for the train journey at the supermarket at the train station. This allowed us to have a nice cold lemon beer after boarding the train.


The train took about 3 hours to reach Rome and unfortunately the scenery along the way was nothing to get real excited about.

I booked our accomodation for the next 3 nights close by the Termini Train Station for 3 reasons. 1. I know this area around the Rome train station pretty well from previous visits to Rome, 2. it was walking distance from the train station and 3. it was close by where we were going to collect a hire car from in a couple of days.

We had to wait around for our host to come with the key, but we were soon inside the small but adequate 2 room apartment costing 72.95 euro per night - great price for a big city like Rome.


Even though we had been sitting on transport all day, a travelling day can still be exciting. We headed out for a quick walk just on dark as we needed to go to the supermarket for supplies.


Tomorrow we will explore more of Rome.


Today we were lucky enough to catch up with some friends from Australia who are on their honeymoon in Italy. It is just another case of being in the same part of the world as someone we know from the other side of the world.

We had a great day out walking around Rome with these guys. Lunch at a little place near the Vatican was of course amazing (and a lot more up market than Lyn and I would every go to).


After our delicious lunch we had a stroll around Rome, visiting some of my favorite places in this beautiful city.


Piazza Navona - with my most favorite statue in Rome.


Of course the obligatory gelato at the Trevi Fountain.


It was a great day out in Rome with wonderful company.


A lazy Sunday, we caught the bus to Porta Portses Markets - did a bit of shopping.


A lovely night out with Andrew and Nic from Adelaide. Thank you guys for sharing some of your honeymoon time with us!


Posted by Cindy Bruin 05:56 Archived in Italy Tagged rome

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