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Trip to Italy

Trip to Italy

This is a trip my wife and I took to Italy

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Transport

SFO-ZHR-FCO

On Day 1 Sun, 03/18/2012 3:10 am - Sun, 03/18/2012 4:10 am

You are traveling by plane.

Flight to Rome, transit in Zurich.

Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

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Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

On Day 1 Sun, 03/18/2012 9:33 pm - Sun, 03/18/2012 10:33 pm

Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

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Accommodation

Hotel Contilia, Via Principe Amedeo, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

Via Principe Amedeo, 81, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

On Day 2 Mon, 03/19/2012 9:10 pm - Mon, 03/19/2012 10:10 pm

Cheap little hotel. Really close the train station though.

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+39 06 446 6942

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Colosseum, Rome, Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

Piazza del Colosseo, 1, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

On Day 3 Tue, 03/20/2012 9:56 am - Tue, 03/20/2012 10:56 am

Colosseum, Rome, Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

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+39 06 3996 7700

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Parafarmacia Doria Pamphilj, Vicolo Doria, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

Vicolo Doria, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

On Day 3 Tue, 03/20/2012 2:30 pm - Tue, 03/20/2012 3:30 pm

Parafarmacia Doria Pamphilj, Vicolo Doria, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

Doria Pamphilj Gallery

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+39 06 6994 2124

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Pantheon, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

On Day 3 Tue, 03/20/2012 5:20 pm - Tue, 03/20/2012 6:20 pm

Pantheon, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

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+39 06 5889 5353

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Vaticano, Via Domenico Barone, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

Via Domenico Barone, 31, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

On Day 4 Wed, 03/21/2012 8:03 am - Wed, 03/21/2012 9:03 am

Vaticano, Via Domenico Barone, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

We visited the Vatican Museum. An online reservation saves you a lot of time. I had tried twice to get in in the past without reservation, but it was hell. The Sistine Chapel is amazing, and a once-in-a-lifetime must see.

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+39 335 578 1679

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St Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy

Piazza San Pietro, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

On Day 4 Wed, 03/21/2012 11:40 am - Wed, 03/21/2012 12:40 pm

St Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy

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+39 06 6988 3731

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Restaurant

Cavour 313, Via Cavour, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

Via Cavour, 313, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

On Day 4 Wed, 03/21/2012 7:30 pm - Wed, 03/21/2012 9:03 pm

Nice wine bar styled restaurant. Lots of wine choices.

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+39 06 678 5496

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Transport

ES Italia AV 9416

On Day 5 Thu, 03/22/2012 10:20 am - Thu, 03/22/2012 12:00 pm

You are traveling by train.

Train to Florence

Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

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Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

On Day 5 Thu, 03/22/2012 1:00 pm - Thu, 03/22/2012 2:00 pm

Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

One of my favorite cities in the world!

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Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza del Duomo, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

Piazza del Duomo, 17, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

On Day 5 Thu, 03/22/2012 3:30 pm - Thu, 03/22/2012 4:30 pm

Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza del Duomo, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

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+39 055 215380

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Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

Palazzo Pitti, 50125 Florence, Italy

On Day 5 Thu, 03/22/2012 5:33 pm - Thu, 03/22/2012 6:33 pm

Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

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Accommodation

Hotel Albergotto, Via de' Tornabuoni, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

Via de' Tornabuoni, 13, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

On Day 5 Thu, 03/22/2012 8:50 pm - Sun, 03/25/2012 10:30 am

Really nice hotel (for the price). It is upstairs of a Gucci Kids store, on a street lined with luxury shops.

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+39 055 239 6464

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Bargello Museum, Via del Proconsolo, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

Via del Proconsolo, 4, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

On Day 6 Fri, 03/23/2012 8:06 am - Fri, 03/23/2012 9:06 am

Bargello Museum, Via del Proconsolo, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

Bargello museum contains the sensuous David sculpture by Donatello.

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+39 055 238 8606

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Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Florence, Italy

On Day 6 Fri, 03/23/2012 10:53 am - Fri, 03/23/2012 11:53 am

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

One of the most beautiful bridges in the world. The Nazis almost bombed it, but halt their bombing because of its beauty.

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Gallery of The Academy, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

Via Bettino Ricasoli, 58/60, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

On Day 6 Fri, 03/23/2012 2:53 pm - Fri, 03/23/2012 3:53 pm

This is where the famous David sculpture by Michelangelo is.

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+39 055 238 8612

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Restaurant

Ristorante Buca Mario, Piazza degli Ottaviani, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

Piazza degli Ottaviani, 16-red, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

On Day 6 Fri, 03/23/2012 7:30 pm - Fri, 03/23/2012 9:00 pm

Amazing steakhouse. Lots of dry-aged Florentine steaks. Great pasta too. They give you an apron as a gift.

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+39 055 214179

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Il Porcellino Tourist House, Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 4, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

On Day 6 Fri, 03/23/2012 9:53 pm - Fri, 03/23/2012 10:53 pm

Il Porcellino Tourist House, Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

It's more like a boar

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The Mall Outlet Centre, Via Europa, Leccio, Province of Florence, Italy

Via Europa, 8, Leccio, Province of Florence, Italy

On Day 7 Sat, 03/24/2012 8:00 am - Sat, 03/24/2012 3:13 pm

We spent the morning going to the outlet mall. The bus leaves near SMN station. Make sure you go early, as there are a lot of people going.

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+39 055 865 7775

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Uffizi, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, Firenze, Italia

On Day 7 Sat, 03/24/2012 1:00 pm - Sat, 03/24/2012 4:00 pm

Uffizi, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy

A must see. Botticelli's subtle "Birth of Venice" is here. Along with a dazzling array of Renaissance art. Make sure you make reservations online. We joined the Friends of the Uffizi program, allowing my wife and I unlimited access to several museums and galleries in Florence during our stay.

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+39 055 238 8651

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Destination

Pisa, Province of Pisa, Italy

Pisa Province of Pisa, Italy

On Day 8 Sun, 03/25/2012 8:00 am - Sun, 03/25/2012 9:00 am

Pisa, Province of Pisa, Italy

To see the leaning tower of course.

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Pisa Carnival

On Day 8 Sun, 03/25/2012 10:36 am - Sun, 03/25/2012 11:36 am

Pisa Carnival

We were lucky to have run into a carnival in Pisa.

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Destination

Lucca, Province of Lucca, Italy

Lucca Province of Lucca, Italy

On Day 8 Sun, 03/25/2012 3:23 pm - Sun, 03/25/2012 4:23 pm

Lucca, Province of Lucca, Italy

We caught the train from Pisa to Lucca. Make sure you buy tickets before hand. Often times, there are no one selling tickets on the station platforms, but there are conductors checking tickets on the train.

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Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, Lucca, Province of Lucca, Italy

Via dell'Anfiteatro, Lucca, Province of Lucca, Italy

On Day 8 Sun, 03/25/2012 5:56 pm - Sun, 03/25/2012 6:56 pm

Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, Lucca, Province of Lucca, Italy

The remnants of an amphitheater.

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+39 0583 4422

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Transport

ES Italia AV 9406

On Day 9 Mon, 03/26/2012 9:26 am - Mon, 03/26/2012 11:30 am

You are traveling by train.

Firenze SMN - Venezia SL

Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

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ACTV 72 hr card

On Day 9 Mon, 03/26/2012 11:36 am - Mon, 03/26/2012 12:36 pm

You are traveling by boat.

This allows unlimited travel on the aqua-bus for 72 hours. Great for travel to Burano and Murano

Burano, Province of Venice, Italy

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Destination

Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

On Day 9 Mon, 03/26/2012 1:56 pm - Wed, 03/28/2012 2:56 pm

Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

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Piazza San Marco, Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy

On Day 9 Mon, 03/26/2012 3:10 pm - Mon, 03/26/2012 3:40 pm

Piazza San Marco, Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

Piazza San Marco, arguably the most beautiful square in Europe. And expensive.

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Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

Piazza San Marco, 1 30124 Venezia, Italy

On Day 9 Mon, 03/26/2012 4:36 pm - Mon, 03/26/2012 5:36 pm

Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

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+39 041 271 5911

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Ponte di Rialto, Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

Sestiere San Polo, Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

On Day 9 Mon, 03/26/2012 6:15 pm - Mon, 03/26/2012 6:30 pm

Ponte di Rialto, Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

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+39 041 250 1771

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Accommodation

Hotel Antico Doge, Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

Cannaregio, Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

On Day 9 Mon, 03/26/2012 8:26 pm - Thu, 03/29/2012 10:00 am

Really amazing hotel (especially for the price). We got a large room on one of the higher floors. Most rooms in Venice are really small, but this one is pretty big. The room has really elaborate decoration.

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+39 041 241 1570

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Destination

Murano, Province of Venice, Italy

Murano Province of Venice, Italy

On Day 10 Tue, 03/27/2012 10:00 am - Tue, 03/27/2012 11:00 am

Murano, Province of Venice, Italy

Murano is an island that specializes in glass. Lots of glass shops & factories.

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Burano, Province of Venice, Italy

30142 Burano Province of Venice, Italy

On Day 10 Tue, 03/27/2012 2:20 pm - Tue, 03/27/2012 3:20 pm

Burano, Province of Venice, Italy

Burano is further out from Murano. It's another island that specializes in lace. It is extremely interesting as all the buildings are painted with amazing variations of pastel color.

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

Dorsoduro, 701, Venice, Italy

On Day 11 Wed, 03/28/2012 9:16 am - Wed, 03/28/2012 10:16 am

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

An art gallery featuring Peggy Guggenheim's collection.

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+39 041 240 5411

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Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

Dorsoduro, 1, Campo della Salute, Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

On Day 11 Wed, 03/28/2012 11:43 am - Wed, 03/28/2012 12:43 pm

Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

The large church across the canal from St. Marco's.

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+39 041 241 1018

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Ponte di Rialto, Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

Sestiere San Polo, Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

On Day 11 Wed, 03/28/2012 7:00 pm - Wed, 03/28/2012 8:00 pm

Ponte di Rialto, Venice, Province of Venice, Italy

It's really beautiful as the sun sets.

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+39 041 250 1771

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Transport

Frecciabianca 9714

On Day 12 Thu, 03/29/2012 10:50 am - Thu, 03/29/2012 11:50 am

You are traveling by plane.

Venezia SL - Verona PN

Verona, Province of Verona, Italy

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Verona, Province of Verona, Italy

Verona Province of Verona, Italy

On Day 12 Thu, 03/29/2012 1:56 pm - Fri, 03/30/2012 2:56 pm

Verona, Province of Verona, Italy

The city where Romeo & Juliet is set.

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Arena di Verona, Verona, Province of Verona, Italy

Piazza Brà, Verona, Province of Verona, Italy

On Day 12 Thu, 03/29/2012 4:43 pm - Thu, 03/29/2012 5:43 pm

Arena di Verona, Verona, Province of Verona, Italy

The third largest in the world.

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+39 045 800 5151

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Piazza delle Erbe, Verona, Italy

Verona, Italia

On Day 12 Thu, 03/29/2012 6:40 pm - Thu, 03/29/2012 7:40 pm

A nice market plaza.

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Juliet's House, Via Cappello, Verona, Province of Verona, Italy

Via Cappello, 23, Verona, Province of Verona, Italy

On Day 12 Thu, 03/29/2012 9:06 pm - Thu, 03/29/2012 10:06 pm

Juliet's House, Via Cappello, Verona, Province of Verona, Italy

Juliet's house. Visited.

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+39 045 803 4303

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Transport

Frecciabianca 9712

On Day 13 Fri, 03/30/2012 10:03 am - Fri, 03/30/2012 11:03 am

You are traveling by train.

Verona PN - Milan CN

Milan, Province of Milan, Italy

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Milan, Province of Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy

On Day 13 Fri, 03/30/2012 12:46 pm - Fri, 03/30/2012 1:46 pm

The fashion capital of Italy.

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Milan Cathedral

Piazza del Duomo, 18, Milan, Province of Milan, Italy

On Day 13 Fri, 03/30/2012 2:36 pm - Fri, 03/30/2012 3:36 pm

Milan Cathedral

An elegant gothic cathedral.

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+39 02 7202 2656

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, Province of Milan, Italy

Piazza Duomo, Milan, Province of Milan, Italy

On Day 13 Fri, 03/30/2012 4:20 pm - Fri, 03/30/2012 5:20 pm

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, Province of Milan, Italy

Shopping district next to the Cathedral. Beautiful glass ceiling.

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+39 02 7740 4343

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Laduree

On Day 13 Fri, 03/30/2012 6:23 pm - Fri, 03/30/2012 7:23 pm

There is a famous macaroon shop, Laduree, near the Galleria Vittorio.

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Accommodation

Hotel Berna, Via Torriani Napo, Milan, Province of Milan, Italy

Via Torriani Napo, 18, Milan, Province of Milan, Italy

On Day 13 Fri, 03/30/2012 8:50 pm - Sat, 03/31/2012 9:50 pm

A really small hotel close to the train station. Not a great neighborhood.

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+39 02 677311

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Santa Maria Delle Grazie, Milan, Italy

Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, Milan, Italy

On Day 14 Sat, 03/31/2012 6:00 am - Sat, 03/31/2012 7:00 am

Santa Maria Delle Grazie, Milan, Italy

This is where The Last Supper is located. If you are in Milan, you have to see it in person. The subtle colors; the liveliness of the illustration; it's a masterpiece. Reprints do not do this piece justice. It is very hard to get tickets to this place; we had to buy from scalpers.

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+39 02 467 6111

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Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

On Day 15 Sun, 04/01/2012 3:36 am - Sun, 04/01/2012 4:36 am

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Baths of Caracalla, Rome, Italy

Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 52, Rome, Italy

On Day 15 Sun, 04/01/2012 8:46 am - Sun, 04/01/2012 9:46 am

Baths of Caracalla, Rome, Italy

The awe-inspiring ruins of the baths of Caracalla. This place inspired countless Japanese RPG games.

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+39 06 3996 7700

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Piazza di Spagna, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

Piazza di Spagna, Roma, Italy

On Day 15 Sun, 04/01/2012 1:13 pm - Sun, 04/01/2012 2:13 pm

Piazza di Spagna, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

Spanish Steps. I recommend taking an elevator up to the top of the stairs, and then walk down. The elevator is near the entrance to the subway station.

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+39 06 0608

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Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

Piazza di Trevi, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

On Day 15 Sun, 04/01/2012 9:50 pm - Sun, 04/01/2012 10:50 pm

Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy

It's really beautiful.

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+39 06 6710 3238

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