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Destination 6

Rome

After my short, yet amazing time in Barcelona, I will be travelling to the incredible city of Rome, Italy! I decided that after flying around from place to place so much, that I would treat myself to a short 20 hour Meditteranean cruise from Barcelona to Rome. For a one way ticket with a single bed cabin, it will cost €70. I will be staying in Rome for 2 nights and 3 days at the Hotel Metropolis for a total cost of $378.
Rome is the capital of Italy with around 3.5 people living in the metropolitan area. Rome is one of the oldest occupied cities in Europe and has so many things to offer that make it a huge tourist destination all year round.

During my first day, it is an absolute must that I go to The Colosseum. This historic monument brings in countless visitors every year to admire its beuaty and the history behind it. Learning and being in the place of past gladiators, slaves, prisoners and animals will be quite the experience. I will also go for a walk through the famous Gardens of the Villa Borghese. This central public park has a very peaceful feel to it as you get to see natures beauty.
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During my second day, I will go to Vatican City and see St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums. St. Peter's Basilica is an old church but also the largest church in the world. The Pope does a number of services every year at this church to crowds of up 80,000 people sometimes. The Vatican Museums displays tons of collections that contain famous works. With some of the most well known sculptures and masterpieces from around the world, there is tons to admire.
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On my last day in Rome, I will go see one of the most famous fountains in the world, the Trevi Fountain. It is a very popular tourist attraction and has made an appearance in many films. There is a legend that says your wish will come true if you use your right hand to throw a coin over your left shoulder. The fountain is 86 feet high and 161 feet wide and an estimated 3000 Euros are thrown into the fountain every day.
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Posted by cassjamieson 18:45

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