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Monday, October 11, 2010

roam. by all means, rome

Euro Iggy was super excited to go on a short trip to Rome in August. She knew she'd be doing three things there: eat, walk and be amazed. Rome didn't disappoint - she did all things on the agenda, and in heavy doses, too. Miss Iggy ate enough pasta, pizza and desserts to prepare her for all the walking and marveling at sights and sites.

While some photos turned out well, Miss Iggy felt a bit awkward posing in front of the Diana Mini camera, so she apologizes for her blurry appearance.

Miss Iggy and the view of the Vatican from the Cupola

Climbing up and walking down the steps to and from the cupola of St. Peter's Basilica is not for the faint-hearted (nor for the claustrophobic)! The stairway gets really narrow and steep, but if you survive it, it feels like you passed a fitness test. Bonus: an amazing view over the city.

Miss Iggy and the Colosseum

Miss Iggy's tip: to skip the long queue and waive the entrance fee at the Colosseum (and another museum of choice), get a Roma Pass.

If you're brave, you can take a tour of the Colosseum by night.

Miss Iggy and the statue of Sant'Angelo.

Miss Iggy highly recommends going to Castel Sant'Angelo for the best view over Rome.

3/4 of Miss Iggy and St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City.

A must-see for every Pinoy inside the Basilica is the painting of the first Filipino saint, San Lorenzo Ruiz.

Taking photos of the painting isn't allowed, but Miss Iggy was able to snap one before she was reprimanded. Heh. Shhh..don't tell anyone.

The Spanish Steps made Miss Iggy feel like Princess Anne in "Roman Holiday"


fortuitous faery said...

Bless Miss Iggy, it's Bellissimo! And grazie for sneaking a photo of San Lorenzo Ruiz!

Princess Ody said...

miss iggy gets a rush when she gets her inner paparazzo on!

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