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Old February 15th, 2015, 09:02 PM   #1
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Svartmetall Tours ROME - 2014 08 14 - 2014 08 21

Welcome to Rome!


After our trip in Paris, my wife, her Cousin and her Aunt took the TGV to Italy with the final destination of Rome on the horizon. I had wanted to visit Rome for quite a while, and was blessed with gorgeous weather every day that I spent in the city. Rome is a city, much like Paris, steeped in history. The scenery, architecture and cityscape were mind-blowing and the experience was one that I will remember for a long time. Rome was the perfect compliment to Paris for our trip.

So, first, we'll start with some shots of our journey from France to Italy.


Here we are, in the mountains near Lyon.







Leaving our train at Milan Garibaldi station. We had to change trains here to the new Italian high speed train - Italo.






A brief look at Milan Garibaldi Station.










Stylish police.






Trains near our (much more) classy train. The platforms at the station were not so nice.





Our train, the Italo from Milan to Rome!








The stunning Tuscan landscapes whizzed past as we travelled at almost 300km/h.



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Old February 15th, 2015, 09:05 PM   #2
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Day One - Welcome to Rome!

Arriving at Roma Tibertina station.








We had to take a bus to Viale dei Parioli where we had rented an apartment to stay in. This was our first view of this most beautiful street.





Many, many more to come from Rome. I hope you guys enjoy this city tour.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 08:09 PM   #3
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Day 2 - Walking around Rome

To start - our apartment in the centre of a block.








Down Viale dei Parioli. It's a truly beautiful tree-lined street.












A fancy restaurant was right outside our apartment block.








Ambulance!







Acqua Acetosa station on the Roma Nord line.










The trains were.... Interesting from this station.











Our train arrived.








Arrived at Flamino Station.









We changed to the metro (line A).










We got off the train at Barberini.












Time to tackle the city centre later.
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Old February 17th, 2015, 08:14 PM   #4
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Continuing to walk towards the Corso.








The streets of Rome are really beautiful - even the most "ordinary" ones.












Before skyscraper crowns, there were literal building crowns.






Piazza di Spagna - we made it!












The famous steps themselves.










Horses waiting to take people on a tour.






Looking towards our next destination.






More up next.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 09:24 PM   #5
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Walking down some very fancy streets, we approach the Corso.

Via dei Condotti.






All the luxury brands hang out here.
















San Carlo al Corso!








On the Corso! Time to take a walk (in the next set).
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Old February 18th, 2015, 09:28 PM   #6
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Nice , although that train systems seems to leave a lot to be desired...
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Old February 18th, 2015, 09:53 PM   #7
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Indeed. It's not very nice unfortunately, which is a real shame as the rest of the city is truly beautiful. Seriously, achingly beautiful. It's let down by its public transport, though.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 07:30 PM   #8
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Great, very nice photos also from Rome
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charming photo collection of Rome.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 11:22 PM   #10
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Thank you everyone for your comments.
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Onwards on Via del Corso!

Looking back up to the church.






The road is lined with shops and beautiful buildings.






But it also possesses amazing details like these lights.






It's also incredibly dense in this area.






Yet it can also feel very spacious.








Though it does have some obvious commercialism.






It's still an absolute beauty to behold.








More to come.
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 01:14 AM   #12
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Continuing down the Corso.





Palazzo Montecitorio.






Continuing down the Corso.






Now that's what you call a mini bus!






Just in case I get lost. I love the street signs in central Rome.






Commercialism.







Near one of the famous plazas.







Colonna di Marco Aurelio










And the associated square at the column.










The plaza.






More to come.
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Continuing along the Corso.






Taking a walk through the side streets towards Il Tempio di Adriano.








Il Tempio di Adriano.










Back towards the Corso.










This is a fantastic light.






Back at the Corso again.








Beautiful courtyard in one of the buildings we came across.








Getting close to our next destination.







Next up, Altare della Patria.
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Rome is stunning. I never get tired of looking at photos from there. I've been there twice but would love to go again. Fantastic place.
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Thank you! Glad you're enjoying them!
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So here we are, at the famous Altare della Patria!










And its surroundings.












More later.
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Continuing with the ruins around the Altare della Patria.








The excavations are quite extensive.






Looking back to the Altare. I really love this style of tree.








More of the ruins of old Rome.








More to come!
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I love Rome! My favorite city in the whole world. I have been twice in this gorgeous capital and it is deep inside my hearth.

Congratulations for the pictures, really nice point of view. They have reminded me my steps throw the eternal city.
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Thank you! I am glad you're enjoying them! Rome has an enviable climate, beautiful old buildings and a generally interesting cityscape. It's definitely a nice place to visit.
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Next - Basilica Ulpia video.






Foro di Augusto.




The foro.








General street scene. The roads in this area were really nice to stroll around.






Disappearing up the side streets.











One of the museums to view the ruins. Too many free ruins to be held up by paying.






Walking back to the main square.








Seagull posed at the ruins.






Foro di Nerva.

















Some of the general streetscape.








Guess where we're off to next?






Yep, one of the "big sights" is coming up next.
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