Europe Day 12 โ€“ Rome!

I’m quite dreading to blog about Rome because it’s quite boring to me ._. But oh well~ It’s the last city so I might as well finish up and fulfill my resolution for this year! Hahaha!

1 April 2015

Bade farewell to the cat, the 2 nice owners, the cozy room and Florence before we took a train to Rome. Arrived after less than 2 hours! Oh those who are taking the train, always remember to validate your tickets manually. I am glad that I read about this on some blog beforehand, so I did all my ticket validation, which is like punching a hole on your card using the machine so that you won’t reuse the ticket. You will be fined if your ticket is not validated; there are train conductors checking~

We witnessed a PRC group being fined when we were on the way to Cinque Terre or somewhere. The train conductor was nice enough to reduce their fine amount, but they were still unhappy and kept arguing that they didn’t know about it -.- Damn annoying. But the point is no chance will be given, so please do your research and always verify when unsure!

Didn’t take us too long to find our Rome accommodation; all the accommodation I booked are very conveniently located! But it’s on level 2 again and we had to take this very old school lift to transport our luggage up. Gotta close the lift door on your own kind! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I took it once for the sake of the luggage and decided to take the stairs for remaining days ๐Ÿ˜
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It’s not an AirBnb house this time but a little like guest house~ Our room is not very big but comfortable enough ๐Ÿ™‚ Finally can have our own single beds!!!
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More importantly, it comes with an ensuite bathroom! Yayyyyyy!
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Settled down and headed out to our first stop pretty soon; it’s none other than Rome’s signature Colosseum!
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It’s huge, so you gotta stand pretty far in order to take a full shot of it. If not you can only take parts of it like below~
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The interior~

It’s basically all the rugged views made up of stones and rocks ._. But I think those who watched the Gladiator movie (e.g my brother) will be intrigued by the place~ I, on the other hand, felt like I have been taking the same pictures over and over because all the views look pretty much the same – ruined and rugged!
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The history of it makes it a little more interesting though (:
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Panoramic shots and lots of selfie with my selfie stick~
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Under the roof~
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The ruins make the view outside looks nicer! Haha!
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Artifacts from hundred of years ago including animal remains!
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One last shot with the Colsseum!

Moved on to the next destination and guess what le pig brother is bringing me to see? (He “planned” Italy’s itinerary.)
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It’s not the fountain above, though I think it’s maybe famous as well. But the real reason we are here is because of this stairs!
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This long flight of stairs made up of 135 steps is apparently known as the famous Spanish Steps! People just sit around to rest, eat and chat there and to be honest, there’s nothing really special about it ._. But it’s just famous.
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Spot me!

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Column of the Immaculate Conception

In Piazza del Popolo for the the tallest obelisk in Rome –ย  Popolo Obelisk!
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The churches of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto~
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Santa Maria in Montesanto

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Santa Maria dei Miracoli

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Errrr…forgot what’s this ._.

The Roman architectures or structures are not that impressive to me, so I was kinda more attracted by this lady entertaining the kids with huge bubbles!
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It’s really a joy watching them because I love bubbles too! ๐Ÿ˜€ Secretly wish I can join the kids and chase after the bubbles…hahaha!
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Love these happy candid shots more than the still buildings actually =X
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I think this was a church that we just randomly walked into to check out but I don’t remember the name~ Too many churches in Europe!
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Did a little shopping at the huge H&M there but I think I bought nothing. On the other hand, le pig brother was listening to these buskers and bought a CD from them. It’s the pirated kind of CD packaging and I laughed at him and told him what if he brings it back and realised it can’t be played ๐Ÿ˜‚ย  He was like ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ
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Apart from busking, there are also lots of street arts going on and they are all very impressive!
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We spent a while watching this guy do some painting from scratch using spray paints and Bro was so impressed that he almost bought one. It’s really damn pretty and awesome, but it’s like 10 euro for one (around S$15). This guy is way too talented!
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When we talk about attractions in Rome, I believe many will mention Trevi Fountain as well. Unfortunately, prior the trip, Nad has already told me that it’s under renovation when she went a few months ago… We still wanted to visit nevertheless, because it’s an attraction not to be missed when you’re in Rome after all~
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The pretty Trevi Fountain now looking like a construction site ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
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I think it would have been really prettiest tourist attraction site if it’s not under construction. Saw the pictures on Google and it’s really nice! Oh well~ At least we visited!
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Pinocchio seems to be very famous in Italy! xD

Spent the night walking around randomly and we chanced upon The Pantheon~ Yes, another Pantheon but it’s the Pantheon in Rome, though it looks quite similar to the one in Paris!
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Did not go in because it was closed by then; saved it for the next day instead (:
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