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Exploring Rome from the Piazza della Repubblica

June 18, 2013


While we had been to Rome before and had seen all the major sights, this time we were interested in a less frantic, more in-depth visit. We stayed in a great location near the Piazza della Republica on the Via Nazionale. The Piazza della Republica is impressive with gorgeous semi-circular colonnades surrounding the white marble Fontana delle Naiadi. It is not far from the Termini rail station, so upon arrival we were able to walk to our hotel from the station, and from our hotel to most of the important sights in Rome. Teatro dell' Opera di Roma and Pontifical Gregorian University are within easy walking distance. Although we never walked to the rail station at night, we always felt totally safe in this area, no matter the time of day. Via Nazionale is a

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