Thursday, November 14, 2019

Rome - Hop On Hop Off

On my first full day in Rome, I was a little tired from traveling, so I decided to take a ride on the Hop On Hop Off bus to kind of figure out where things were. The bus had audio in many languages with earphones to give commentary along the way. On the first time around, I rode the full loop without getting off. The second time around, I got on and off and took more photos. This is an overview of my first day. I'm not sure what every place is.

I was surprised by how many tourists there were everywhere. In addition, there were so many "in your face" vendors, who hounded people. I did my best not to look them in the eye or talk to them, but they still followed me. 

The Colosseum

Circus Maximus

Piazza Venezia

Lunch at a sidewalk restaurant near the Colosseum

Piazza Venezia

The Roman Forum

Back to Piazza Venezia

This gas station was on the side of the street, not a separate place.



jacaranda said...

Fabulous start to a great holiday.

Julie said...

A day filled with delightful sights, so many beautiful places.

kiwikid said...

The on, off buses are great for getting your bearings and getting around. You have lots of wonderful photos there. Shame you were hounded by the vendors. I guess they think tourists are fair game.

NADINE said...

Aaah, ROME ! So many memories… My husband is Italian, and of course we visited a lot of unforgettable places… THANKS for the beautiful pictures, Jeanne :)


Linda said...

Wow! Awesome pictures Pamela.


Queeniepatch said...

You were blessed with fine weather that made the city scape even more beautiful.

Vireya said...

It would be amazing to see all those places in real life.

White Rose said...

Hi Pamela wow what fascinating places you have been to,your beautiful pics are wonderful memories of such a beautiful place,so glad you are sharing your lovely pics with us xx

diamondc said...

Pamela: Thank-you for sharing your lovely vacation with us.


Lin said...

There is such a lot to see in a small area isn't there. Interested to hear that you were surprised how busy it is. I lived there for three years in the 80's - when I went back about 5 years ago I could not believe how many people there were around, way way busier than when I lived there. xx

Leonore Winterer said...

Rome is on my bucket list of places to looks like something straight out of a gladiator movie or videogame!

Janie said...

What an exciting adventure!
And your photos are great, I feel like I'm there too.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Great pictures. I have heard the Italian economy is not doing well so I guess that is even more reason for vendors to be aggressive. Love the gas station! The architecture is wonderful. My husband always says that Europe tries to save their buildings while the USA looks for a reason to tear down and build new and improved.
xx, Carol