ROME DAY FIVE: ARRIVEDERCI!

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A fost ultima noastra zi aici, asa ca am luat-o incet, dupa patru zile pline. Ne-am facut bagajul si am luat micul dejun in liniste, timp in care am planificat vizita la Galeriile Borgheze … noroc ca am realizat la timp ca muzeul e inchis lunea. Iata, inca un motiv sa revenim la Roma. Asa ca am ales sa facem pur si simplu o plimbare. Imi place sa ratacesc pe stradutele unui oras nou si sa vad totul dintr-o perspectiva mai putin turistica.  This was our last day here so we took it slow after for full days. We packed our bags after breakfast and wanted to visit the Borghese Galleries … but remembered quickly enough the museum is closed on Mondays. That’s another reason to come back to Rome. We decided to stroll around Rome just for the fun of it. I like “to get lost” on the streets and see the city from a non-touristic perspective.
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Rome

Din pacate a inceput ploaia din nou asa ca ne-am adapostit la cel mai apropiat muzeu, cel de ceara. Costa 10 euro, dar nu va asteptati la ceva spectaculos. Veniti aici doar daca aveti niste timp de pierdut. Totusi m-a amuzat teribil felul in care au recreeat si au expus scena celebra din The Shining. Unfortunately, it started to rain again so we took cover in the wax museum. The tickets cost 10 euros, but the figures are not so impressive. I recommend a visit only if you have some time to lose. However, the whole visit was made better by the depiction of a famous scene from  The Shining.
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Rome Wax Museum
Strazile ne-au dus apoi inapoi la Panteon, care a ramas locul meu preferat din Roma. Am admirat pentru cateva minute in liniste aceasta cladire minunata. Si chiar daca ploua, pentru cateva clipe soarele a iesit si a luminat acoperisul cladirii. O imagine care imi va ramane in minte. The streets took us back to the Pantheon, which remains my favorite place in Rome. I took a few minutes to let the feeling sink in and admire the building one more time. Even if it was still raining, the sun came through for a second and lit up the building’s ceiling. It’s an image that will stay with me.
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The Pantheon
Ne-am oprit si la un magazin de inghetata, Venchi, unde gasiti si gelato si ciocolata, zic eu cele mai bune din Roma. Arata super totul iar de gust ce sa va mai spun … e divin.  We stopped at a nearby gelato shop, Venchi, which had amazing ice cream and chocolates. You can see for yourself how amazing it looks, and the taste is divine. 
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Venchi Gelato
Apoi am descoperit si piata Minerva, care gazduieste o statuie care mie mi-a placut mult.  We also discovered Minerva square, that’s hosting this lovely statue of an elephant.
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Minerva Square
De aici ne-am intors la Piazza del Popolo si cum timpul nostru in Roma se apropia de final, ne-am decis sa mai mancam o ultima portie de paste delicioase si sa plecam spre aeroport. Sunt inca multe locuri minunate pe care nu am avut timp sa le vizitez la prima mea vizita in Roma, dar sper sa revin si alta daca ca sa imi completez lista. Totusi, daca ajungeti la Roma neaparat sa:

We took a stroll back to the Piazza del Popolo and as our time in Rome was coming to an end, we decided to eat another plate of delicious pasta and head out to the airport. There are still many amazing places that I was not able to visit during my trip to Rome, but I hope to return one day and complete my checklist. Meanwhile, if you are in Rome make sure to:

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Rome
Iar cand vine vorba de mancare incercati o pizza delicioasa la Pizza Re si inghetata de la Venchi. Apropo, un Venchi in miniatura se gaseste si in Bucuresti, pe Calea Victoriei, aproape de Piata Victoriei, si gustul e acelasi … e testat si garantat 🙂 Doar frisca delicioasa de la Roma lipseste din peisaj la Venchi Bucuresti. Eat a delicious Pizza at Pizza Re and try the gelato at Venchi. By the way, you can find a small Venchi Shop in Bucharest also, on Calea Victoriei, close to Victoriei’s Square, and the taste is the same, tested and guaranteed 🙂 only the delicious whipped cream from Rome is missing from Venchi in Bucharest.

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