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5 days in Rome

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Coliseum
My first impression of Rome wasn't good since I was used to Paris but I later felt great about the city and Rome had so much to see that I will return there one day for sure. It's a lot smaller than Paris so if you're a walker you'll have no problem seeing everything within a few days on your feet. Be sure to wear sneakers or comfortable shoes! Our hotel was only a few blocks from the Coliseum so we went there first.

I expected the food to to be great there so we went straight to the restaurants. I must say that though their pasta is excellent, I prefer New York pizza to any pizza I've tried so far. We walked to many different town squares - or piazzas - as they are called. As in every country, if you speak to someone who doesn't know English, your own made up sign language will suffice.
Vatican


The Forum was another must-see place and was right next to the Coliseum. You never know what you will see in the Forum. I stumbled upon Julius Caesar's grave there and also Mamertine where St Peter and Paul were said to have been imprisoned.

Finally the Vatican and it was incredible. We went on a Monday morning at 8am when it opened and the Basilica had hardly a line. We walked the 500 steps to the very top (my advice is pay the extra 2 Euros for the elevator). The view was amazing - I didn't know you could go to the top of this place. The interior is every bit as impressive as the photos you see.

Afterwards we went to the Sistine Chapel and it was 10am so the line was insane - like 3 blocks. When we finally got in there the police said we weren't allowed to take pics. All in all it was fun but not a very 'relaxing' city, in my opinion. I wouldn't want to live there but definitely worth another visit.
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Sistine Chapel
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Circus Maximus
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new friends
new friends
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Caesars grave - Forum
Caesar's grave - Forum
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Caesars grave - Forum
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great food and great wine!
great food and great wine!
Mamertine - prison of Peter and Pa…
Mamertine - prison of Peter and P…
Mamertine - prison of Peter and Pa…
Mamertine - prison of Peter and P…
Mamertine - prison of Peter and Pa…
Mamertine - prison of Peter and P…
Bridge to Tiber Island
Bridge to Tiber Island
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