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All Roads Lead to… June 19, 2011

Posted by Michael Hodgson in Travel Log.

Rome!  Yep, cliche, I know – deal with it!

That said, Rome is amazing!  We are staying in a pastel-colored hotel right by the bus station with a quick trip down to the old city.  A few hour walking tour quickly led us through most of the old city, seeing everything from the Roman Forum, to four of the seven founding hills of Rome, to the Colosseum.  There was just so much to see- it seems like every direction you turn there’s something else to see.  We enjoyed the Pantheon and a slew of stunning cathedrals on day 2 in Rome, and the Vatican city on day 3.  The Vatican museum is one of the most elaborate and fantastic museums I’ve ever seen!  With the slow speed of internet around here, I can only upload so much, but to give you some idea, there’s a few pics attached!  We also made it into St. Peter’s Basilica to see one of the wonders of the modern world!

Also, when Dr. Pearsall recommends a hike for the “most amazing view of Rome possible,” take him up on the offer.  It’s one thing to live and sightsee in the city, but to make the hike up to St. Maria’s church on the hills outside Rome provides an awe-inspiring birds-eye view of one of the most incredible cities in the world!  On our last free day in Rome, five of us hopped on a train and headed down to Pompeii to see the city preserved by volcanic ash – definitely a worthwhile trip, including some of the most incredible mountain/country landscapes I’ve ever had the pleasure of enjoying.  Next up is Venice!

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1. Joseph Mattingly - June 21, 2011

Nice title, Hodgson… https://gttrips.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/all-roads-lead-to-roma/

Sounds like your all’s Rome adventure was pretty exciting, too.

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