Marcus Travel Journal

Fall 2022 Italy always includes time in Rome

When travel restrictions were lifted, we made a bee-line for a 2021 Rome visit, now we return in 2022. It really is an annual affair.

Piazza Popolo

Rome, Piazza Popolo

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Sunday is always a day to walk down to the busy Piazza Popolo to get the feel of Rome.

 

Life in Rome

People live in Rome

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While there are plenty of tourists in Rome, the city is not just about tourists.

 

Rome is all about Vespas!

Rome is all about the bikes.

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Rome is all about the bikes. Be careful as you walk across the streets!

 

The tourists are back!

The tourists are back.

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We are not expecting the streets to be as open as they were last year. It is getting back to normal!

 

Evenings in Rome

Evenings in Rome

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Rome is a great place for evening walks. This is the view from our patio!

 

Iconic Fountains

Iconic fountins

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Lots of iconic fountains and sights to see. The Piazza Navona is a visit each year.

 

Ponte Sant'Angleo

Ponte Sant'angelo

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Three of the arches are from the original Pons Aelius, build in 123 AD by Roman Emperor Hadrian. The two arches that linked the bridge to the banks were destroyed in the 19th Century with construction of the Lungotevere (the walkways/banks that were built to prevent flooding).

Rome has Style

Rome as style

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Oh yes, there is a look to Rome.

The Streets of Rome

The Streets of Rome

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There is always a pace to the streets of Rome.