Vacation in Spain, Germany, Italy

European Tour 2006

We’ll be out and about on our first trip to Europe! Rosario and I will be visiting some friends in Spain, going to a World Cup game, and otherwise running around like good old fashioned tourists. I’m not sure if I’ll get around to posting anything during the trip, but at least you can check the calendar and see where in the world we are.

5 replies on “Vacation in Spain, Germany, Italy”

You are going to have a great time! I played the FIFA prediction game and I have the Tri going all the way to the semis. In a bout of irrationality, I picked the Dutch to win everything.

In Rome, if you want to see some ancient ruins (kind of like Pompeii), I suggest going to Ostia Antica. It’s a good half-day trip and accessible by the commuter rail system. It was an old Roman port city that got burried in silt from the Tiber River. It is wonderfully preserved and has some amazing mosaics. Other suggestions for Rome:
The Pantheon (one of my favorite buildings in the world),
Espresso at Caffe Sant’Eustachio,
Basilica di San Celemente – This is one of my favorite churches because three levels of history are preserved one above the other. It is a few minutes walk from the Colosseum, up Via di San Giovanni in Laterano. Below the present church lies an older church. You can still walk around the earlier structure and admire some frescoes. The deepest level consists of ancient Roman constructions, including a narrow alleyway and an assortment of small rooms including an early Christian meeting place.
Trastevere – This is a medieval area located on the west bank of the Tiber. Kind of a bohemia area of Rome.
Monument to Garibaldi in the Parco Giannicolense above Trastevere – You will get the best view of Rome from here. Nice in the evening.

Sorry about the ramble, but I love Rome and those are a few place people tend to miss when they visit so I thought I would point them out.

I look forward to hearing about your adventures. Saludos a Rosario.

Wow, I’m so jealous! I really need to visit Europe myself before too long. I can’t believe you’re going to a World Cup game, that’s great!

That looks like so much fun! I hope someday we can do something like that. Have fun and be sure to take lots of pictures for us stuck in the states!

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