Category Archives: Rome

Our Italian adventure began on this day .. three years ago

It’s been three years since hubby and I travelled overseas!!  Time to go again, me thinks .. our SA Rand has to improve by lots before we can even think about it! Sooo .. three years, on this very evening, … Continue reading

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And so … our Italian tour comes to an end

Thirteen days … unforgettable experiences, new friendships, special moments, wonderful memories …. we’ll cherish them all 🙂 We had gone full circle with our Trafalgar Tour ‘Best of Italy’ last year in June … Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Isle of Capri, Assisi, Classe (Ravenna), … Continue reading

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Pompeii .. page 2

Continuing from my previous post … “On the road to Sorrento … first stop, Pompeii” Stabian Baths on Via Stabiana .. the oldest and one of three Roman baths in Pompeii.  The oldest part of the Stabian baths dates back to … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Rome with our tour guide

If we hadn’t done ‘our own thing’   by spending a few days in Rome prior to starting the Trafalgar Tour, we would have missed so much of this amazing city.  The Tour only gives you one full day.   Most of that … Continue reading

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Tour of Rome continues …

First stop …. the Colosseum … (thro’ the coach windscreen) Group piccie first !!!  🙂 … then a wander through Rome’s greatest amphitheatre commissioned by Emporer Vespasian in AD 72, which hubby and I had done extensively a few days before.  But .. … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Basilica

From the Sistine Chapel, hubby and I, and our tour group, followed our local guide, keeping an eye on her colourful-scarf-attached-to-an-aerial, to the front entrance of St Peter’s – the most famous church in Christendom.  ‘Most of the great architects of the … Continue reading

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The Vatican Museum .. page 2

Shall we continue our guided tour?   Forgot to mention that we had a local guide for the day .. she was so good!!!   Unfortunately I cannot remember her name sadly 😦     Keeping up with our group and her colourful scarf … Continue reading

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Our 13 day tour of Italy begins ..

I am sure I described the ‘workings’ of a coach tour in my previous blogs on our Trafalgar Tour of France last year.   In brief – you relax .. everything is taken care of ie luggage in and out of coach … Continue reading

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Losing ourselves through the labyrinth of narrow streets

Rome :  From the Vatican City, hubby and I crossed the Ponte Sant’Angelo over Tiber River and wandered slowly through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares which have developed over more than 2000 years ..   We stopped here for … Continue reading

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Touring Italy in July …. the Harleys and the Pope

I am up-to-date with blogging of all the comings and goings of our family since our Italian holiday in July … soooo long ago now … but I feel I still need to want to blog about the experience/s of our coach tour … Continue reading

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