Ostia Antica

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Another awesome day in Rome!  We had another great breakfast at our B and B.  We left for Ostia Antica around 9 Am.  There were so many ruins including an amphitheater that looked like the Coliseum!  Later we left for the Etrussican museum which was not that good.  After this we saw the Spanish steps.  These were fun, but there were lots of people trying to sell us stuff.  My favorite part was the church of St. Marina da polo which is built on top of Nero’s grave and houses of 2 of Caravaggio’s most famous paintings.  For dinner tonight we sat down  at an amazing little place on our hotel street.

  The prices where more like Germany.  (Full ticket was 25 Euros).  And the food was the best in Rome yet. We are a bit sun burnt, but other then that okay.  I am very exited to go to the catacombs.

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 Today we started out the day by taking the metro system out to Ostia Antica.  They are huge, old Roman ruins of a city the people abandoned because the River Tiber relocated.  It was really hot and humid so we went slow and took the whole morning and ate lunch there.  We then decided to head to the Borghese Park to go to the National Etruscan Museum.  Not gonna lie, it was a little disappointing, mostly pottery but it had a few things that were larger.  After this we headed to Piazza del Popolo but there was a concert going on so all the cool stuff  was covered with stage stuff or tents selling crap :(.  Sad, it is one of my favorite Piazzas.  So we didn’t stay long and walked to the Piazza di Spagna where it was packed.  We briefly walked along the rich stores but were too lazy to head up the stairs, haha, oh yeah, we also went in the church in Piazza del Popolo, can’t remember the name, but it had 2 good Caravaggio paintings.  From here we headed home for a late dinner down the street from us.

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