Thursday, 2 June 2015

I spent a long afternoon walking through Rome when I arrived in Italy. I stayed in Ostia, just south of the airport. Ostia is the historic (Roman period) port for Rome, and there are quite a few ruins. I took the train into Rome, and back.

I walked from the Central Terminal (train station) to the Spanish Steps, then to the Tiber River, then a random walk through the area west of the river, then back through St Peter's Square, and back past the Forum ruins and the Coliseum, before taking the train back to Ostia (the old port of Rome) where I was staying

It turned out that I arrived on Republic Day, the celebration of Italy becoming a nation, and a big holiday, so there were a lot of people out and about!

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The Spanish Steps

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The Tiber river and bridges.

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St Peter's Square

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The Forum, near the Coliseum

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