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Rome Travel Blog

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Last time we were in Rome, we followed the crowds down to the Trevi Fountain and chucked our 1 euro cent coin in to ensure our return. It wasn't speedy, but about three years later we found ourselves coming back. We'd pretty much seen what we wanted to see the first time we were here (one day, I may even have the time to get this blog thing up to date and there'll be an entry for that trip), and our main reason for coming back was Ness really wanting to get to Pompeii. Naples didn't do much for us on recommendations - final score was 4 "never again's" and 1 "it was OK, but didn't like it much", so we thought we'd stay in Rome and day trip down to Pompeii. Joy of express trains hey?
We kicked around Rome a little, had a look at a few of the main sites again - there's something utterly amazing about the Coliseum just sitting there as the traffic whizzes by that would bring me back time and again. It's an extraordinary contradiction.
We stayed in a nice enough hotel, sadly they really needed to do a bit of work on their soundproofing. This is particularly important in places like Italy where every second person seems to get about on a scooter with a dodgy muffler, and life just keeps on going on, all through the night. The room was set up a little strangely, there was a small corridor between the bedroom and the bathroom, with a door. Ness slept in the corridor most of the time.
Anyway, Rome has always been one of our more favourite cities, so we just enjoyed being back. Enjoyed the coffee, and the gelati, and the particular exububerance Romans bring to their lives.
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