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Roaming in Rome

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What an introduction to Rome! Our train was late coming in, which wasn't too much of an issue - however we joined the taxi queue from the station only to have to wait nearly an hour as taxis dribbled into the taxi area. By the end each taxi was being applauded as they turned the corner and stopped at the start of the queue. Once we finally got into our taxi, we found out what was going on. The entire city centre was closed to traffic and all buses and the metro were stopped due to a student protest. A great introduction to italian taxi driver skill as we skirted the city to get to our hotel. Honking horns, incredible manoeuvres - it felt as though we were with Robert Langdon in a Dan Brown novel, hurtling our way through the streets of Rome in search of the next symbol! After dinner, we walked to Piazza Navona to experience to great atmosphere with the buskers and the artists - and of course, got some night shots of the fountains and church.

Posted by adtamo 07:22 Archived in Italy

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