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24 hours in Rome

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Hi to everyone

Hi to everyone

My name is Giannis and I am a university student from Athens. I decided, after many years and thoughts,to become a member of this forum and not just a <<simple visitor>>.So i would like to try impersonate,in the best possible way,not only memories of trips I have made, but also of trips that are already in progress.

The whole idea started during October of 2016, when I noticed that Ryanair had tickets from 15-20 euro to Rome and without many thoughts i took the initiative to inform my company for this amazing offer. So the only question we asked ourselves was: WHY NOT MAKE A ONE DAY-TRIP TO ROME. When we all agreed ,the only thing that we had to do was to organize our daily trip!

The big Day was here. On November 6 2016 we took the morning flight (6:30) from Athens International Airport to ROME .After 2 hours,we Arrived at CIAMPINO airport and we took the bus for the city centre.
At this point,I would like to mention that we prefered to take just the simple urban bus which goes to the nearest metro station (Anagnina) and the ticket price is 1,2 euro instead of the shuttle bus wich ticket costs 5.

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Our first stop was the Vatican .After eating a few pieces of pizza from a nice bakery near the area we started strolling around and taking some photos outside st. Peter's Basilica. The entrance to church is free but the queus our big enough and the visitors have to wait for hours. But that day,we were lucky enough and we came to the inside area almost straight.The temple can accommodate 60.000 people and if you want to go up to the dome you have to pay an extra fee..
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After this,we followed the path to the castle SAINT ANGEL,where we enjoyed the beautiful and the impressing view of Tiberis while we found the opportunity to drink some espresso and cappucino from a little cafe-kiosk near the plaza CAVOUR.

Furthermore,the subway in Rome is inconvenient because it has a few stations incide the center.
So we decided to walk,since the city is an open museum.After a few hours of walking,we took the metro to Colosseum and there we bought a ticket which includes the Ancient market ,the Palatino and the Colosseum

After the Colosseum,we went to the piazza Venezia and the Parliament where we climbed to the top, giving us the opportunity to take beautiful panoramic photos.Unfortunately the weather was rainy, so we decided to go to a traditional tratorria that they had suggested to us. There we had the opportunity to relax (finalyyyy!!!!!) and also to taste pasta and pasta with cold cuts and cheese but we have to admit that the price wasn't so economic.
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It was about 6 o'clock and we had to go to Fontana di Trevi, to Pantheon, to piazza de popolo and we have to cross the via del corso. SO WE HAD TO RUSH!!!! We started from the highest top of piazza Venezia and we met the Pantheon Temple, then the piazza navona and after that we went to Fontana di Trevi where we all threw a coin making a wish. Last but not least we found from trip advisor a place to taste a great Italian ice cream and we continued with the last square we should see in Rome, Piazza de Popolo.

Finally, we took the metro to ANAGNINA stop, following the same route as the previous morning, to the airport. By arriving at the airport we had to spent 2 hours outdoor as the airport remains close from 2 to 4, until we got in. Fortunately the hours passed easily and some of us had the chance to sleep at the departure area.

This amazing excursion was not as brief as it may seemed and that's because we returned full of beautiful experiences and memories from this daily trip.We did so many things in one day, so we all learned how to continuously making miles in nearly 20 hours -even under the rain- and how to sleep in the cold. No matter , what you have to remember that the most important thing is who you travel with and not the destination.
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P.S. The total cost of this daily trip did not surpassed 70 € (30€ was the price for the flight ,20€ for the food and other 20€ for the monuments and souvenir)

Don't forget to check the video below .This will give me the boost to continue. Thank you so much for your time. I hope you like my effort and I promise that I 'll be back with another story sooner than soon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-lcKGLfAQg&t=6s

Posted by giannis_96 05:20 Archived in Italy Tagged travel italy rome

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