Rafael’s Roma Vacation
在這次旅行中，我們看到了在羅馬所有重要的景點; 如西班牙石階Spanish Steps，
From the 10th to the 18th of February 2010, I went to Rome.
It is one of the places that I have dreamed about travelling to.
I was so lucky because I saw snow in Rome and it was the first time I had seen it and touched it.
I was supposed to have seen snow in Queenstown, New Zealand and Beijing but I never did.
So, I now know how the snow falls from the sky and it was amazing to see all the people,
happily playing in the snow.
During this trip, we saw all the important places in Rome; the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain,
the Colosseum, the Santa Maria Basilica, Saint Peters Basilica, the Vatican Museums and many
other places that I will introduce in upcoming posts in my blog and of course with pictures.
Also, one thing that I didn’t expect at the many famous sights like Trevi Fountain,
the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums, were the hoards of people visiting these places
and the unorganized chaos that seemed to occur because people were pushing and shoving,
people not lining up in queues and others just been disorderly.
This caused problems when buying tickets to different venues, especially the Colosseum.
Eating in Rome was a surprise even although some of foods were heavy, others really impressed me,
like the chocolate cake I ate for breakfast in the hotel, and eating in the traditional Italian restaurants
around our hotel. I will talk more about this later.
Finally, I wasn’t impressed with shopping in Rome. It didn’t give me the same satisfaction like
shopping in Barcelona did. The clothes were expensive and the service was non-existent in many stores.
The shop attendants just sat chatting with each other or just sitting at tables.
I can say that generally, the people of Rome are very friendly, especially the maitre des’ in the restaurants.
Eating there was a very enjoyable experience for me and it was far more exciting than shopping.
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Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore & Fontana di Trevi (Fountain)
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Piazza del Campidogilo
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Architecture around Arco di Tito
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Piazza di San Pietro (Plaza of Saint Peter)
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Via del Corso & Piazza Della Rotonda (Pantheon)
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Snow in Piazza della Repubblica
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Piazza della Repubblica & Colosseo (Colosseum)
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Beautiful statues in Ponte Sant' Angelo
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Eating in Rome
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Eating in Rome
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