Roman Holiday

May 28, 2015 | Aleks

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Arch of Constantine

Excessive and relentless planning - the description of my trip to Rome. Some people may be able to go through planning trips with spontaneity, but I couldn't. I carefully selected my guide book from the shelves of the Society and Recreation department and read it cover to cover. I picked out a few maps from the department's wonderful collection and found one that worked for me. The map had a glossy exterior with both bus and metro maps, restaurant recommendations, a walking tour, and all the major sites. I was ready for an adventure on my own! 

 

For those who need a little inspiration to travel, well you need to go no further than the library. We have a large collection of travel books from a large variety of countries and cities. Here are a few titles to tickle your travelling bone: 

 This place a stranger - Canadian women travelling alone 100 places every woman should go The best women's travel writing 2009 - true stories from around the world

The longest way home - one man's quest for the courage to settle downBest girlfriends getaways worldwide One Year Off- Leaving It All Behind for a Round-the-World Journey with Our Children 

Rome is magnificent! You can see the layers of the many centuries of human life from its foundations up. The city is quite large but everything is walking distance. There are water fountains on every major site making it easy to replenish your water bottle after a long afternoon of wandering. If you didn't get a chance to see everything you wanted to in Rome, no worries! You must toss a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder, with your back to Trevi Fountain. This will ensure that you will be back to Rome!

What to see: 

Vatican

Vatican

Colosseum

Colosseum

Pantheon

Pantheon

Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain

Roman Forum

Roman Forum

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