St. Julian’s seaside town in Malta

Trastevere: The Heart of Rome

“Er Core De Roma”

Do you know how I spend my Sundays in Rome? In Trastevere, Rome’s best-kept secret!

From early morning, Porta Portese, in the heart of Trastevere hosts Rome’s flea market, where you can find 100s of stalls with second-hand clothes, antique-trade articles and all kind of rubbish! It is so big and wide that we spend all morning there till lunch time… For lunch, I usually go with my friends to Bibli, a library where they offer a quick-lunch while reading any kind of books!

Always open in the small streets there are craftsmen shops as well as street-shops with articles from all over the world. I really can say it is a multicultural district!

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My Roman (Language) Holiday!

There’s no doubt about it. Rome is one of the most unique and exhilarating cities I have ever been to! I loved it! Now, I’m no history buff, but even I was awed by the sites I saw there. Of course, you think of Rome and immediately imagine the Coliseum and Vatican City. Yes, those places are totally incredible, and I honestly don’t think I could find the words to even start to describe how amazing the Sistine chapel is. But there is just SO much more to Rome than that.

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Roaming around Italy’s capital city – my week in Rome

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius.’

I think it was seeing the film ‘Gladiator’ which first set me thinking about a trip to Rome (if you’ve not seen the film, hire it out – it’s fantastic!).

I have always been interested in history, but when I first saw the scenes in the Colosseum, with the cheering crowds and the gladiators fighting to the death on the blood-soaked sand under the baking Mediterranean sun, my imagination was fired!

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