Dags Marasigan


Around the World in 20 Days.  First stop, Rome, Italy. October 4-7, 2009

Rome, Italy Day 2

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My Aunt Susan and I left Toronto on October 4 and arrived in Rome the following day.  From the airport, we took the Leonardo Express train going to the Central Station.  One way fare was EUR 11 and we were advised to buy round trip train ticket at the airport.  The 1 way trip was about 45 minutes and the view was similar to the Philippines and Newark.  Similar to the Philippines because of the grass and trees; to Newark because of the graffitis.

As soon as we arrived at the Central Station, we only walked 2 blocks to our hotel, Welcome Piram Hotel.  As soon as we got settled, we already started our tour with our first stop at the Piazza Della Repubblica and had a hearty lunch of Italian pizza which I never had enough of.  I found their pizza very tasty and never stopped eating them for breakfast, lunch, snack and even dinner.

We walked to the Trajan's Forum (tower) and beside it was Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II which also housed the Tomb of Unknown Soldier.  From there, we visited the world famous Colosseum.

On our way back to the hotel, I bought another batch of pizza and we passed by the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.  Then I partied to chill with best friend Jack after all the long flight and walking.
















Rome, Italy Day 2