May 24, 2016

The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.)

Hi all,

I am back with the third post in The Roman Holiday Series. On the 3rd day of our stay, the 29th of April, 2016, we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. It was a special day and we chose to spend it in a rather simple manner. On that day, we decided to take the Roma City Sightseeing bus, the hop on- hop off kinds to get a better view of the city of Rome. Luckily, it was a bright and sunny day, rather warm and we managed to cover a large portion of the city and a few major attractions like the Pantheon and Piazza Navona etc.) We were also able to mark out some major shopping areas like the Via Del Corso and spotted the river Tiber flowing within the city which we probably wouldn't have seen otherwise. We also wanted to stop by at Villa Borghese but were quite pressed for time hence skipped it. Leaving you with some shots from the day. Hope you enjoy them!

Travel tip: If you're in Rome for only a day or two, taking the Roma City tour buses is a great idea. It will help you to cover all the major attractions in the least time possible. Also, all the buses are equipped with radio and you get to hear the descriptions of places and the city in as many as 10-12 languages. We took our bus from Piazza Barberini but you have the option of boarding from about 14 different places. The buses start early , at about 8 am I think, and the last bus is there until 7:30 pm. It is a little more expensive than the metro but it gives you a lot of flexibility and comfort of getting picked from the major tourist places. Not to forget the lovely view of the city from the upper deck!

The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.)

And that's me, a little Ruby Woo, some winged liner and I'm ready to go :)

[caption id="attachment_5860" align="aligncenter" width="982"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) The streets of Rome...[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5862" align="aligncenter" width="988"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) Rome is full of fountains at every nook and corner. This gorgeous one is in front of the capital museum[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5863" align="aligncenter" width="720"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) Off to check out some ancient ruins..[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5864" align="aligncenter" width="748"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) The narrow streets of Rome..[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_5866" align="aligncenter" width="748"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) And we saw Pinnochio :)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5867" align="aligncenter" width="748"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) @ Piazza Navona[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5868" align="aligncenter" width="960"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) @Piazza Navona[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5865" align="aligncenter" width="988"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) @ Piazza Navona[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5869" align="aligncenter" width="748"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) A trip to Italy is never complete without some Gelato ..Yumm!![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5855" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) The cosy corner stores..[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5854" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) And we reach the Pantheon[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_5852" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) The city is spotted with ruins like these at many places.. To say the least, they surely get me all excited when I think of people who may lived here thousands of years ago..[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5848" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) More ruins![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5849" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) and some more..[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5850" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) The ruins define the city ..[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5851" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) The capital museum ..[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5847" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) In case you missed seeing these..[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5846" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) Th pathways to history..[/caption]

The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.)

[caption id="attachment_5844" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) The capital Museum[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5840" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) The corridors where they talk history..[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_5843" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) The courtyard in the front of the Capital Museum[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5842" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) What Rome is best known for..[/caption]

The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.)

[caption id="attachment_5835" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) Some more ruins![/caption]

The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.)

[caption id="attachment_5837" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) Roman grandeur at its best![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5836" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) The Capital Museum from a distance[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5883" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) Piazza della Republica[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5870" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) Street artists at Piazza Navona..[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5871" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) @Piazza Navona[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5874" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) @Piazza Navona[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5872" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) Admiring the architecture![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5875" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) Busy streets, busy restaurants!! @Piazza Navona[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5876" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) Those balconies with flowering pots ! <3[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5877" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) Mummified![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5878" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) Straight out of Dan Brown's classics.. My imagination now had a real frame..[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5879" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5880" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5881" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.) Piazza Barberini[/caption]

The Roman Holiday - Part 3 ( Pantheon, Piazza Navona etc.)

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