Rome: Outside View and Free Rides

Rome was frustrating because there is a fee to enter almost anywhere. The churches were usually free and less populated than the major sites which we explored at length, but how do you go to Rome and not see Vatican City or the Colosseum? Nobody checked whether or not we had bought bus or tram tickets, so riding around Rome was cheap and we were able to see a lot of the city using a very reliable (and exploitable) public transportation system.

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Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Inside the Basilica
Inside the Basilica

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Basilica di San Pietro in Vatican City
Basilica di San Pietro in Vatican City
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant’Angelo

The sea of tourists

Bubbles outside the fort.
Bubbles outside the fort
Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine
Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine

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A group of Romans take a smoke break
A group of Romans trying to drum up business while one of them takes a smoke break
Arco di Tito
Arco di Tito

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There were lines everywhere and selfie sticks as far as the eye could see
There were lines everywhere and selfie sticks as far as the eye could see

The last installment of Rome will be posted tomorrow. We are anxious to share our experiences here at Malta.

– Nathan

One thought on “Rome: Outside View and Free Rides”

  1. Nathan, I know that you are essentially a poet, but I must say your blogs are written in a very pleasing prose. I quite enjoy reading them. You must have had an exceptional 10th grade English teacher!
    P.S. Have also been enoying the awesome photographs.

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