Pompeii

I spent Sunday May 10th at Pompeii. Getting there was pretty easy, I just took the Circumvesuviana train from Naples Central Station, it has a separate entrance and ticket than the other trains, but there are plenty of clear signs. It’s even named after going around Vesuvius so should be easy to remember. You take […]

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A Saturday in Napoli

My second day in Naples was also a really good day. It was a long whirlwind day full of museums, sites, and lots of delicious food. Without much in the way of lines or crowds at most of the places I went, it was amazing just how much I did today. Compared to the pace […]

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Ostia Antica

For my fifth day in Rome, I decided to head out to Ostia Antica and see the ruins of the ancient harbor city of Rome. I did not know just what I was in for, it was truly amazing and I think a must-see on any visit to Rome. It’s surprisingly easy to get to, […]

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Vatican City

Vatican City is a must-see site in Rome. It can be daunting with the long lines and big crowds, but it’s definitely worth it. I went to Vatican City on Monday morning, and through a combination of planning and luck I think the visit there worked out extremely well. And as it can be a […]

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Rome, Day 2

After a great night’s sleep, first full night’s sleep in several days, I woke up and had breakfast at my kitchen table with some of what I bought at the market the night before. I had a lazy morning in the apartment before heading out. I stopped at the nearby train station to buy a […]

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I’m not visiting Rome…

…I’m living in Rome for a short time. This is the thought that really hit me during my first day adventures. Standing by old viaducts and other cool parts of Ancient Rome, I became aware of a feeling that’s different than when I’ve visited cities in the past. Yes, it’s my first time in Rome […]

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