Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Reginia does Rome (Day 2)

Hey Loves,

My time in Rome has been amazing. This city has an energy like no other. The people are full of good spirits and intensity which drew me in to their realm of greatness.

I went to the Vatican, saw where The Pope lives, saw St. Peters, the Sistine Chapel, and Michaelangelo's masterpieces. Unfortunately, you can't take pics of the Sistine Chapel or of Michaelangelo's work, but I have some great shots of outside.

I used Green Line Tours to get around Rome. It's a double-decker bus with panoramic views. Tourists may hop-on and hop-off the bus at various stops around the city. There are 10 stops total and it runs from 9am to 6:30 pm daily. The brochure states that the bus runs every 20 minutes but Green Line Tour bus did not. ALL of the other tour buses ran on time so I am not sure why this company had issues. Overall, it's a great service for a great price. Trip advisor only lends 1.5 stars for this company; it could be due to the tardiness or less than enthusiastic bus announcers. I didn't care to listen to the chatter so getting me to all points between A - Z was good enough.

Rome is a busy city. It's full of people and cars. There is a huge parking issue but it's solved by most people driving tiny cars. Smart Cars and Fiats are everywhere. I don't know the name of the tiny car posted above, but people drove those as well. Too cute.

This hotel is absolutely adorable. Excellent customer service. Good size rooms.  Complementary wine and breakfast. Close to the Colosseum. Outstanding price. 

Greatness from Day 3 coming up next....

As always, more pics are on FB and Instagram.

Tags: "Green Line Tours" "Rome" "Vatican" "travel alone" "St. Peter's" "Sistine Chapel" "The Pope" "trip advisor" "hotel capo d'africa" "travel"


Nice tips. I'll be sure to utilize the hop on and off tour bus.

Looks like so much fun...awesome meals!

I've been to Rome once, and I've spend the rest of my time plotting how to get back there!

Oh my I'm so jeals!!! I would love to visit Rome and now I have a blog buddy to give me the inside scoop, lol. Great pics hunni!

Rome. Wow. Awesome. Thanks for the images, I've always wanted to travel abroad.

Maybe one day I will.

Italy is always beautiful and i love living in it.. :)

Rome is always such a romantic city!
The little grey tiny car is a car that normally teenagers drive in Italy,but recently a lot of older people are buying them since they are very easy to drive and not very expensive.

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Amazing photos Dr. Reginia. You're an inspiration. Keep traveling :)

I love Rome! It's one of my most favorite places ... the other is Sicily which is where my dad was from. And the food there is soooo good!

@Corie I am planning a trip from northern Italy to southern. I loved everything about Rome.

Thanks everyone.

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