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The marvels of Rome.

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It’s a fresh day at Rome and we got up early to set off to the Colosseo and Roma Forum.
It was hard getting out of bed in this cosy apartment because I’m totally in love with the huge bouncy bed!
We only have 3 full days in Rome and time is tight.

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It’s the first time I saw Rome in daylight and I absolutely love it.
I love the colours of the buildings and the many huge wooden doors.
Many of the buildings on the streets are hundreds of years old and they exude an irresistible charm.
The cobble stone roads are lovely too.

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The huge and tourist-packed Piazza Venezia.
It’s right at the end of Via del Corso, a huge street that cuts across Rome.

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Then I think I see too much stones until I got a little bit looney.

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HAHAHAHAHAHA!

The Roma Forum from afar. It’s amazing when you see this place and imagine how it was already here thousands of years ago.
The path you walk on was once walked by the most important people in Ancient Roma.

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This Gladiator person made us take pictures with him and charged us 5euros. Dammit.

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The walk to the Colosseo was anything but plain and boring.
Other than LOADS of tourists, the streets were littered with street performers, cute little roadside stalls and more.
It was quite a nice walk and even more enjoyable if one just take one’s own time down the street. :)

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And we finally arrived at the Colosseo!
To me, this place is not as beautiful as the Eiffel Tower.
But after listening to the guide we hired,
I think this place is amazing and intriguing because of its long history and stories behind it.

Learnt a couple other new things too!
Never knew gladiators were actually people from the lower castes in the society.
And they were forced into becoming gladiators.
The Colosseo used to be covered with pretty marble slabs and pillars.
In fact, one will not be able to see any stones in the Colosseo at all in those days.
Can you just imagine how majestic and breathtaking this place used to look like?

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The huge cross was erected as a memorial to all the martyrs who lost their lives here.
It used to be in the middle of the main arena, but was later shifted to the side.

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Very fail jumping pictures. Ahem.

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We had another guide to bring us around the Palatine Hills and Roma Forum. :)
It’s such a gorgeous place with a rich history.
There was actually still excavation works going on at the Palatine Hills area when we were there!

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The next stop is the Trevi Fountain (or Fontana de Trevi. A is next to me & she wanna show off that she knows the Italian name).
A did some research and found out that (some say) the BEST ice cream in the world is near the fountain!
And so we went on a hunting trip to look for the amazing San Crispino Gelato!

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The Trevi Fountain!
I threw a coin with my back facing the fountain.
I hope I’ll be going back to Rome again soon! :)

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And the amazing San Crispino gelato!!!!
I think it really is the BESTEST ice cream I’ve ever had!
We bought a cup each and left the store.
After we’re done with our cups, we looked at each other and went straight back to the store to get another BIGGER cup! :p
It’s THAT GOOD! :D”
They are world renowned and these people are so particular about their gelato that they don’t serve their gelato on cones!

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HAPPINESS! ♥

From the gelato shop, it’s just a 15 mins walk to the Spanish Steps.
Ok, I don’t know why the Spanish Steps is so famous actually.
It’s just a lot of stairs.
But it’s still very pretty lah. :p

There were so many tourists we don’t even wanna take a picture of the steps because there will be too many photo bombs.

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Right in front of the steps is another main shopping street where you find your usual Prada, Louis Vuitton, etc.
REALLY GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE!!

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Dinner was at Gusto, a nice restaurant near the Spanish Steps.
The address is Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 9 00186 Rome, for those who are keen on checking it out too. :)

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SOOOO many different kinds of pasta!

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We bought a bottle of water from the mart and walked back.
The Pantheon is gorgeous at night! :)

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I also wanna share this super cute thumb drive and bookmarks I got from Summur!
Mom needs a thumb drive and she was thrilled when I shared it with her. :)
The bookmarks came in four different colors – pink, red, black and baby blue.
I love the leather texture of the bookmarks!

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Written by SIXPEGS

December 14, 2011 at 2:46 am

Posted in Travels

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  1. hey peggy!

    i was in Rome last June and tried san crispino too! super awesomeeee stuff. found out about plain jane gelato in singapore and their gelato is just as good imho!

    check them out at http://www.plainjanegelato.com :D

    enjoy! glad you had fun in Europe!

    cheryl

    December 15, 2011 at 1:05 am

  2. Hi Peggy!

    Loving your Europe posts and pictures so much! It has further motivated me to quickly save up and head to Europe soon! :)

    Min

    December 16, 2011 at 11:18 pm

  3. I love how you frame your photos Peggy! Went to Europe in July but had to give Rome a miss. Your post made me more determined than ever to visit Rome some time soon. <3

    Yumz

    December 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm

  4. Hi Peggy, may I know where you bought that white outwear (the squarish-looking one) that you featured in “Look of the day”? It’s looks COOL! Thanks!

    Drey

    December 20, 2011 at 9:26 pm

  5. Hey Peggy, I’ll be venturing to Rome on my own for a few days. I’m a little worried about the safety there, cos it’s supposed to be a place with super high crime rate of pickpocketing, did you feel unsafe there? Also, how did you get to the various attraction sites? Did you take any guided tour?

    Carmen

    February 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    • Carmen – hello carmen. I didn’t take any guided tours there. Yes I was also very worried about the safety there. And I think since you’re gonna be there alone, you need to take extra care! For me, I get those money pouches and I wear it like a belt under my pants! So it’s almost impossible to pickpocket me unless you numb me ass first. Haha. I kinda feel safe there actually. Just look after your belongings and don’t bring branded bags there please. If you shop from branded shops, you can put the bags into other paper bags and not in the shop’s papaerbags. (just to be kiasi la) I’m sure you’ll have a fun adventure Carmen! :)

      sixpegs

      February 9, 2012 at 2:08 am

  6. Hi Peggy , I am traveling to Rome , Florence and Venice with my Hubby and daughter . We will be taking trains and I have heard that there are lots of pick pockets at the train station. Can you advise is it still quite safe if we look after our belongings well even at train station taking trains to other cities? Thanks a lot Peggy :)

    Serene

    July 2, 2015 at 8:42 am


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