Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rome : Day1 and the Colosseum


See my husband and I still talking about our lovely Italian room in Rome. It was a bed and breakfast (bb)located just 5-6 minutes of walking from Rome main station, Roma Termini. Thanks tripAdvisor, ok lepas ni I pula kena contribute informations =P The bb was wonderful, located at a strategic location just in front of Teatro dell'Opera, ada carrefour express lagi depan tu, 3-4 halal shops. The room was all neat and clean, the toilet was spotless. Breakfast je boring sikit sebab makan bread, cereal, fruits etc je.. Bagilah pasta ke..or pasta is too heavy for breakfast? Nasi lemak then? =)




Got this room at promo price..that's why kena pegi jalan time winter ni. Semua turun harga. Can you believe our Ryanair flight ticket to Rome adalah GBP 12.90 hehe. Bargain! Summer nanti semua melambunglah.. Oh check this out! Elevator comel


Elevator in Rome hehe..Masa tu terbayang movie Lizzie McGuire. Oh anyone here love Hilary Duff too? hee.

We took a 48 hours of hop on hop off bus tour (EUR17) Yeah I know it was very touristy but that doesn't take anything from the charm of enjoying Rome atmospehre from the open upper deck bus. The weather was very nice at 15 degree, matahari pun terang gave an extra stars to all of my photos. For day1, we had Colosseo, the Trevi fountain and Spanish Steps. Banyak sangat gambar nih.. I might want to part them in entries..

Anyway...handsome tak Aariz..bukan main lagi tau budak kecik ni..




Roma Termini- the main transportation hub. Ada busses, city trains, metro etc. Ingat tak last post dalam train? That was Eurostar yang laju gila..berdengunglah telingaku ini. The metro ticket harganya biasalah 1EUR up to 3 or 5 stations, which I think same goes to other europe cities. The city/regional train cost quite cheap, orang kata Italian transportation antara termurah. Eurostar tu memang mahal sebab dia sangatlah selesa macam kapal terbang. Guess what? We got the previlege for free! haha. Our train was delayed for 70 minutes and only to know that dia upgraded to Eurostar rasa best gile =)

Ok now Roma Roma..



I didn't plan any museum visit , unless we have an extra day, because the city itself is a museum! Macam nilah pemandangan dimana-mana pun. Nice huh?

Our first stop was the magnificent Colloseum! Sebelum pegi Rome we all siap tengook Youtube lagi about this Roman amphitheatre. Originally known as Flavian Amphitheatre, built in Flavian dynasty by the emperor Vespasian in AD 72, but later completed by his son Titus in AD 80 . 8 tahun sahaja ok the period of construction.






the Forum

Rome was built on seven hills. Talking about hills, here's tips on how to skip the horrible long Colosseum ticket que. Thanks to Poalo, our bb host on his advice.  It could take 2 hours to purchase the ticket but we skipped the line by purchasing the ticket at another counter ( at the Palatin Hills counter). The ticket to Colloseo can also be use for entering The Forum and the Palatin Hills.  Kesiannya orang yang tidak tahu.

So, as usual, it was time for Aariz taking his nap. hee dapatlah kitorang explore the colloseum secara lebih mendalam by using Rick Steves' walking tour guide. Download saja dari android market.



I'm listening to Rick Steves' walking tour. Tengoklah the marble yang masih cantik dan sejuk itu. More on the interior..






Made from marble and bricks, 4 storeys amphitheatre, capable of seating 50 000 spectators, it was built to be used as entertainment, erk..entertainment yang ganas2 tu gladitorial contest, also used as religious order, fortress. Devastating earthquakes was the cause of its damage. Sekarang jadi tourist attraction la..the icon of Rome. In 2011, Diego Della Valle founder of Tod's shoe firm sponsored a €25 million restoration of the Colosseum. Anak beranak Vespasian and Titus must thank him for giving such fortune hehe


anak beranak


18 comments:

lily said...

bestnya baca story kak ernie pergi vacation!
update more! :)

Ernie Khairina said...

thanks sis!

BibiErr Karim said...

Thanks for sharing beb!! Through ur pics, am loving Rome more. Suka suka.

p/s Sy rasa mmg dorg suka nama Poalo la kan.

Ernie Khairina said...

ya kan mungkin juga la

N.Aima K said...

Paolo tu yang penjahat dalam cerita hillary duff juga *tibatiba

Ernie Khairina said...

yakan hehe

Effy said...

suke2

rostina76 said...

salam kenal ernie....bestnye rome. how i wish my hubby could bring me there as he always there for the short course (huhu!!!bila la tu).
btw cantik la tudung ernie pakai tu. gold stripe tu very striking mcm head band (cekak rambut) plak. i follow ur blog since last feb & keep following ur stories. good for sharing kan.

Ernie Khairina said...

effy,
thanks babe!

salam rostina,
mmg headband saya pakai tu hehe..oh your husband selalu ke italy ke? wahh best tu..thanks, welcome to my blog =)

AyuKirana said...

ernie...besnye bas xde atap tuh, hehe

rostina76 said...

salam ernie...me again. keep browsing ur stories & photos. ur cute little hero remind me of our time when we were 3. now already 5pax.hehe!!dah tue. btw about ur scarf tu leeee btul la my guess. kreatif btul la ernie ni mix & match. my hubby works with italian company. every year they sure have short course, i je blm bpeluang pergi la (byk je alasan- dulu keje, skrg bdk2 sekolah plak.huhu....still hoping one fine day i'll be there...eei syoknyee-dreaming lagi)

Ernie Khairina said...

wah, best tu keje ngan italian company...Dah 5 ye anak2..bestnye =)
InsyALlah one day sampai juga akak dan anak2 kat itali tu..cantik =)

Anonymous said...

Salam, boleh tumpang tanya sikit. How much is the ticket for entering the coloseo, forum and palatin hill? Heheee hope u don't mind telling me. Inshallah next month nk pg.

Ernie Khairina said...

Ano,

Salam... harga ticket 12euro. Boleh pakai kat 3 tempat tu. enjoy roma! =)

Farikica said...

Salam Erni, Am reading yr Rome post and u said u went there during winter.. Do u think it's advisable to travel there early Dec? U said the temp was 15 degree.. well. 15 degree is fine to me actually.. i'm imagining dec would be very cold like in the UK. And, what's the name of the hotel that u're staying? TQ

Farikica said...

I dunno whether i need to comment here or at my blog... so, i make a CC: "Thanxs 4 the email add... not going this year but planning next year.. the prob is, day time is shorter during winter..now it's like winter vs expensive expenses....[sigh] i used to read TA comments too.. in fact, i've written a few reviews myself...but now, i'm really addicted to travel blogs...:) "

Azlina said...

Salam Ernie,
Ni Kak Azlina, bila balik Malaysia?
Kami plan ke Rome this october,nk tanye apa nama hotel Ernie stay dkt dgn Rome Termini?

Ernie Khairina said...

Salam

saya duk kat b&b nama.dia armonia all opera..email saya erniekhairina@gmail.com kalau ada apa2 nak tanya ke.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rome : Day1 and the Colosseum


See my husband and I still talking about our lovely Italian room in Rome. It was a bed and breakfast (bb)located just 5-6 minutes of walking from Rome main station, Roma Termini. Thanks tripAdvisor, ok lepas ni I pula kena contribute informations =P The bb was wonderful, located at a strategic location just in front of Teatro dell'Opera, ada carrefour express lagi depan tu, 3-4 halal shops. The room was all neat and clean, the toilet was spotless. Breakfast je boring sikit sebab makan bread, cereal, fruits etc je.. Bagilah pasta ke..or pasta is too heavy for breakfast? Nasi lemak then? =)




Got this room at promo price..that's why kena pegi jalan time winter ni. Semua turun harga. Can you believe our Ryanair flight ticket to Rome adalah GBP 12.90 hehe. Bargain! Summer nanti semua melambunglah.. Oh check this out! Elevator comel


Elevator in Rome hehe..Masa tu terbayang movie Lizzie McGuire. Oh anyone here love Hilary Duff too? hee.

We took a 48 hours of hop on hop off bus tour (EUR17) Yeah I know it was very touristy but that doesn't take anything from the charm of enjoying Rome atmospehre from the open upper deck bus. The weather was very nice at 15 degree, matahari pun terang gave an extra stars to all of my photos. For day1, we had Colosseo, the Trevi fountain and Spanish Steps. Banyak sangat gambar nih.. I might want to part them in entries..

Anyway...handsome tak Aariz..bukan main lagi tau budak kecik ni..




Roma Termini- the main transportation hub. Ada busses, city trains, metro etc. Ingat tak last post dalam train? That was Eurostar yang laju gila..berdengunglah telingaku ini. The metro ticket harganya biasalah 1EUR up to 3 or 5 stations, which I think same goes to other europe cities. The city/regional train cost quite cheap, orang kata Italian transportation antara termurah. Eurostar tu memang mahal sebab dia sangatlah selesa macam kapal terbang. Guess what? We got the previlege for free! haha. Our train was delayed for 70 minutes and only to know that dia upgraded to Eurostar rasa best gile =)

Ok now Roma Roma..



I didn't plan any museum visit , unless we have an extra day, because the city itself is a museum! Macam nilah pemandangan dimana-mana pun. Nice huh?

Our first stop was the magnificent Colloseum! Sebelum pegi Rome we all siap tengook Youtube lagi about this Roman amphitheatre. Originally known as Flavian Amphitheatre, built in Flavian dynasty by the emperor Vespasian in AD 72, but later completed by his son Titus in AD 80 . 8 tahun sahaja ok the period of construction.






the Forum

Rome was built on seven hills. Talking about hills, here's tips on how to skip the horrible long Colosseum ticket que. Thanks to Poalo, our bb host on his advice.  It could take 2 hours to purchase the ticket but we skipped the line by purchasing the ticket at another counter ( at the Palatin Hills counter). The ticket to Colloseo can also be use for entering The Forum and the Palatin Hills.  Kesiannya orang yang tidak tahu.

So, as usual, it was time for Aariz taking his nap. hee dapatlah kitorang explore the colloseum secara lebih mendalam by using Rick Steves' walking tour guide. Download saja dari android market.



I'm listening to Rick Steves' walking tour. Tengoklah the marble yang masih cantik dan sejuk itu. More on the interior..






Made from marble and bricks, 4 storeys amphitheatre, capable of seating 50 000 spectators, it was built to be used as entertainment, erk..entertainment yang ganas2 tu gladitorial contest, also used as religious order, fortress. Devastating earthquakes was the cause of its damage. Sekarang jadi tourist attraction la..the icon of Rome. In 2011, Diego Della Valle founder of Tod's shoe firm sponsored a €25 million restoration of the Colosseum. Anak beranak Vespasian and Titus must thank him for giving such fortune hehe


anak beranak


18 comments:

lily said...

bestnya baca story kak ernie pergi vacation!
update more! :)

Ernie Khairina said...

thanks sis!

BibiErr Karim said...

Thanks for sharing beb!! Through ur pics, am loving Rome more. Suka suka.

p/s Sy rasa mmg dorg suka nama Poalo la kan.

Ernie Khairina said...

ya kan mungkin juga la

N.Aima K said...

Paolo tu yang penjahat dalam cerita hillary duff juga *tibatiba

Ernie Khairina said...

yakan hehe

Effy said...

suke2

rostina76 said...

salam kenal ernie....bestnye rome. how i wish my hubby could bring me there as he always there for the short course (huhu!!!bila la tu).
btw cantik la tudung ernie pakai tu. gold stripe tu very striking mcm head band (cekak rambut) plak. i follow ur blog since last feb & keep following ur stories. good for sharing kan.

Ernie Khairina said...

effy,
thanks babe!

salam rostina,
mmg headband saya pakai tu hehe..oh your husband selalu ke italy ke? wahh best tu..thanks, welcome to my blog =)

AyuKirana said...

ernie...besnye bas xde atap tuh, hehe

rostina76 said...

salam ernie...me again. keep browsing ur stories & photos. ur cute little hero remind me of our time when we were 3. now already 5pax.hehe!!dah tue. btw about ur scarf tu leeee btul la my guess. kreatif btul la ernie ni mix & match. my hubby works with italian company. every year they sure have short course, i je blm bpeluang pergi la (byk je alasan- dulu keje, skrg bdk2 sekolah plak.huhu....still hoping one fine day i'll be there...eei syoknyee-dreaming lagi)

Ernie Khairina said...

wah, best tu keje ngan italian company...Dah 5 ye anak2..bestnye =)
InsyALlah one day sampai juga akak dan anak2 kat itali tu..cantik =)

Anonymous said...

Salam, boleh tumpang tanya sikit. How much is the ticket for entering the coloseo, forum and palatin hill? Heheee hope u don't mind telling me. Inshallah next month nk pg.

Ernie Khairina said...

Ano,

Salam... harga ticket 12euro. Boleh pakai kat 3 tempat tu. enjoy roma! =)

Farikica said...

Salam Erni, Am reading yr Rome post and u said u went there during winter.. Do u think it's advisable to travel there early Dec? U said the temp was 15 degree.. well. 15 degree is fine to me actually.. i'm imagining dec would be very cold like in the UK. And, what's the name of the hotel that u're staying? TQ

Farikica said...

I dunno whether i need to comment here or at my blog... so, i make a CC: "Thanxs 4 the email add... not going this year but planning next year.. the prob is, day time is shorter during winter..now it's like winter vs expensive expenses....[sigh] i used to read TA comments too.. in fact, i've written a few reviews myself...but now, i'm really addicted to travel blogs...:) "

Azlina said...

Salam Ernie,
Ni Kak Azlina, bila balik Malaysia?
Kami plan ke Rome this october,nk tanye apa nama hotel Ernie stay dkt dgn Rome Termini?

Ernie Khairina said...

Salam

saya duk kat b&b nama.dia armonia all opera..email saya erniekhairina@gmail.com kalau ada apa2 nak tanya ke.