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I've been to Italy a several times:
2018 Tour with Gary. 100 degrees Hot trip!
2000 January Delta weekend escape. I paid $299.91 round trip. Thursday January 6, leave Atlanta FL 70 at 5:55 pm, arrive Rome 9:10 am on Friday morning. Rome Hotel Reservation Service (06/6991000) at the airport helped us find Hotel Julia. Via Rasella 29, 00187 Roma, Tel 06/4881637, 06/4873413,or 06/4817044 near Barberini station. We paid 368,700 Lira, or $367 US (3 people so $122 each for hotel) We walked and used subway to see EVERYTHING in the city: Coliseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Cripta dei Cappuccini (Catacombs). Leave Rome Sunday 9th FL 71 at 10:50 am, arrive Atlanta 3:55 pm. I was back to work in Atlanta on Monday.
From the Atlanta Journal Constitution 8/12/2007:
The merchants of Venice have two sets of prices: one for locals and one for "rude" tourists who don't speak Italian. If you are Italian a croissant and a cappuccino costs 3.50 euros, if you speak another another language, it cost 7 euros. Local police have taken complaints about such gouging. Some spots have three scales: one for Italians, one for rude tourists, and one for "sympathethic"tourist who try to communicate inmore than monosyllables and grunts.
Some Pictures on this page and more pictures here: Italy Pictures Then and Now
St. Peters square in Rome
I saw the Pope speak in 1979. Second window from the right:
Florence Italy - Statue of David
Where is this statue in the United States?
|This picture was also taken in the United States.|
Where is it?
|This is St.Marks Square in Venice, Italy|
Entering the Blue Grotto in Capri Italy:
Inside the Grotto:
The Vatican in Rome. This is my photo of the Sistine Chapel front wall.
This was taken in 1978 before it was cleaned.
My photo of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.