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  • Trip Report Snow_White_Raven and Honor_Bound's Honeymoon Trip Reprt to Rome, Italy

    Day 2, Part 1

    Day 2, Part 2

    Day 3

    Well the last week Honor_Bound and myself have been in Italy for our honeymoon. We had an amazing time exploring the sights. We took almost 1,000 photos. Don’t worry I won’t bore you guys with all of them. LOL! I am however planning on posting a bunch of them. So sit back, relax, and enjoy Rome through our camera lens.



    Day 1

    Before we could do anything we had to get some MONEY!!! Rome take the Euro. As our trip got closer and closer the US Dollar kept going down and down. I was really not happy about that but there was nothing we could do about it.



    Once we had our money in hand we hit the airport. Our first flight left at 6:00 AM and was bound for LAX. Not bad, but thrilled we did it this way since my new husband Honor_Bound had never flown before. Our next flight was to Washington, D.C. This flight was also not bad. Then was our killer flight, Washington D.C. to Rome, Italy. OMG that flight was long. But we entertained ourselves by enjoying the sights and our on board entertainment.





    When we finally landed we made our way through the Fumancino airport and found the shuttle to our hotel. At that point we were very slap happy.



    When we got to the hotel we weren’t able to check-in since it was only 11:30 AM. So we decided to have some sandwiches and sodas.



    Once we were able to get into the room we passed out until the next day.



    The End (..of Day 1)


    Last edited by Snow_White_Raven; 10-25-2009, 07:40 AM. Reason: Adding hyperlink for additional days.


  • #2
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    Exciting! I cannot wait to visit Italy someday. Bring on the pictures.

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    • #3
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      Cool deal. Hope you had fun, I'll stay tuned!

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        Day 2, Part 1









        Once we got our tickets for the bus we made our way to the central station also known as the Termini Station. Then we started the great hunt for the Tourist Information desk so we could buy our Roma Passes. (If anyone goes to Rome these are a MUST!!! They include a decent map, 3 days of unlimited transportation, entrance to 2 museums, and discounts to all other museums during the 3 days) After walking up and down the Termini Station for almost an hour we finally found the sign we were looking for.



        Once we had our passes we headed to the Colosseum where we hit our next big road block of the day. The staff at both the Colosseum and the Roman Forum were having a staff meeting and would not open until 2:00 PM. So we decided to sit and have some lunch and get some pics.




























        After lunch we were still almost 4 hours away from opening so we decided to walk around and headed towards Capital Hill. Along the way we saw some of the Roman Forum and a very small and hidden Basilica with an AMAZING nativity scene in it.





















        Unfortunately there was no light at all inside the Nativity Scene other than the light the scene emitted. So instead of taking a bunch of blurry photos I went ahead and took a video.

        [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIm1BS35iac"]YouTube - Nativity Scene at the Basilica S. Cosma E. Damiano[/ame]























        Next stop was the Capital Hill and the Capital Hill Museum.


        To Be Cont.

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        • #5
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          OMG Mandy, I love it sooo far:bow:

          i went to italy as a child (we lived in germany for 5 years) this makes me want to go back NOW

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            Jon eating Pizza in Italy:lol:

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            • #7
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              Nice pictures! Looks like you both had a great time! Did you go to Vatican City and were you able to see Pope Benedict XVI?

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                Very cool trip! Glad you enjoyed it. It is on my "to do" list.
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                  Re: Snow_White_Raven and Honor_Bound's Honeymoon Trip Reprt to Rome, Italy

                  Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
                  Nice pictures! Looks like you both had a great time! Did you go to Vatican City and were you able to see Pope Benedict XVI?
                  We went to the Vatican a few days including on that Sunday to witness Pope Benedicts noon blessing. I managed to get some video of that. That will all be coming up soon though. Well hopefully. I have a ton of pics to upload.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Snow_White_Raven and Honor_Bound's Honeymoon Trip Reprt to Rome, Italy

                    Great pics. You kids are so young! Congratulations, you look really happy. I'm studying Italian and I am planning to go there myself in the next couple of years.

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                    • #11
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                      SOOO pretty! Italy holds the top spot on my list of places I want to go.



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                      • #12
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                        ci vediamo!

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                        • #13
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                          Love the report Mandy! I would love to visit Italy someday! Keep the photos coming! I can't get enough!

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                            Great stuff so far Mandy.

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                            • #15
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                              I am seriously homesick for Italy....and I've only been there once! Love the pictures, let's see more!
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                                Great TR! I love Italy, it's definitely on my list of places to go. Keep the photos coming, I enjoy them very much!

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                                  What a great report! I've never, ever been out of the country! This is a real treat getting to see somewhere else!




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                                    Day 2, Part 2

                                    Once we arrived to the Capital Hill Museum we decided to use one of our free tickets. It was well worth it. We spent about 4 hours in just the main building of this museum.















                                    In this stone mural we see Marcus Aurelius overseeing the preparations to sacrifice a bull.



                                    In this stone mural Marcus Aurelius is depicted however his son Commodus is missing. He was originally in the mural however after he was assassinated all images of him were removed from art.











                                    This is the symbol of Rome. It is seen all over the city along with the abbreviation S.P.Q.R.



                                    We saw this image on the wall included in a very large mural. I could have spent hours looking at all the details on the walls and ceilings because there were many little nuances mixed into the big picture in just about every room.







                                    The only chariot we saw our entire trip.



                                    This is the original of the statue that is out in the middle of Capital Hill. They have placed a copy in the square so that they can preserve this one.









                                    These twins creeped me out because they reminded me very heavily of the creepy twins from the Shinning.







                                    This is part of the foundation of the Temple of Jupiter. The wall extended out as well however this is all that remains. In addition we found a sealed off door that had a flight of stairs. Since it was sealed we couldn’t go down and discover more even though I REALLY wanted to find out where it went.



















                                    I took a ton of pictures of these painting however, I quickly discovered a picture of a painting is VERY hard to get. So I am going to only include a portion of the pictures that I took from the painting rooms.











                                    While we were there, there was a press conference going on so there was one room that we weren’t able to access.





                                    Once we got to the top of the building we found the restaurant. We were going to ignore it completely until we noticed a great patio. It was pretty warm in the museum so we were thrilled to go outside in the cool air.









                                    After the museum we went to the Colosseum. After we walked up the 50 million gigantic stairs I turned on the camera and it proceed to die. We were also planning on visiting Roman Forum today but since our camera died we decided to head back to the hotel to get more batteries. And for the record yes I did bring extra batteries. I just went through all of the extras before we made it to the Collosseum. Before we left we found a fountain and filled up our water bottle and then we bought some chips and sodas to take back to the hotel.





                                    After we rested at the hotel for a bit we decided to go to the National Museum. By the time we got there we only had about 40 minutes to see the whole museum. So we dropped our bag off at the entrance and headed in. Once we entered the turnstile we turned on our camera and discovered we only had 11 pictures left on our memory camera and our extra memory is in our backpack. Grrr. So I started deleting blurred pictures. Thank goodness for the digital age. Then as we started to go through the museum we discovered that for preservation sake majority of the rooms were not lighted well at all. So I wasn’t able to get a lot of pictures anyways.









                                    Sculptures like these were ALL over the museum. After a while I stopped taking pictures of them because I had limited memory and there were A LOT of heads.



























                                    This was one of the few pieces that was well lit. I also could have spent hours looking at this but because we had such limited time we snapped a photo and moved on.







                                    After the museum we decided to head to a really nice restaurant off the beaten path. It took us a while to find but once we did we were thrilled we went through the effort.













                                    After dinner we headed back to our own chariot for the week, the subway.


                                    The End (..of day 2)

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Snow_White_Raven and Honor_Bound's Honeymoon Trip Reprt to Rome, Italy

                                      I would skip soda and chips - try a cappuccino and coroneto for a morning snack, or bread, cheese and wine in the afternoon! Or are you back already?

                                      when in Rome, do as the Romans do - even when you're not in Rome that's good advice!

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                                        Re: Snow_White_Raven and Honor_Bound's Honeymoon Trip Reprt to Rome, Italy

                                        Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
                                        I would skip soda and chips - try a cappuccino and coroneto for a morning snack, or bread, cheese and wine in the afternoon! Or are you back already?

                                        when in Rome, do as the Romans do - even when you're not in Rome that's good advice!
                                        As far as Cappuccino I live a caffeine free life and I can't stand wine. For breakfast every morning we had croissants and jam. It was a lot cheaper since were able to find a grocery store with decent prices. And yes we are back. We spent last week there.

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