22.06.2013 32 °C
June 15 - 22
We arrived into Rome around 3-30 Saturday afternoon and after going through all the standard processes made our way out to the train and caught the appropriate line out to our suburb. It was only a few minute walk to the apartment from the station where we were greeted by Arianna and Phillipe. Arianna is an actress/comedian and Phillipe is a musician. They live just south of Sienna and use the apartment when in Rome and then rent it when they don't need it.
The apartment was 3 bed /2 bath and very comfortable for our needs.
We settled in then set off on a quick explore.
We were located overlooking the river in the suburb of Trastevere which is south of the main centre and in walking distance to many of Rome's attractions.
Even though we were so close to the centre there were very few tourists around,so we were able to easily blend into a roman way of life!
If you had to compare area's it would be similar to a lygon st, (distance and restaurants) just different in looks !
We didn't bother to do all of the tourist attractions, museums and cathedrals, having done them last time we were here, so we just spent the following six days just mixing with the locals and walking around Rome.
We did do a quick lap of the Vatican City and Glenda did go in to St Peters while I sat outside and said a prayer for all my Collingwood supporter friends.(they need all the help they can get!)
Rather than bore you even further with a day to day recount I thought I might just post some photos of things that caught our eye in Rome.
Looking forward to catching up with everyone on our return