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Yup, I'm back from my one-week trip to Rome, Italy. I tremendously enjoyed it and it was kind of a cultural shock for me as I never saw so much heritage in one city with so much history. Unfortunately the level of tourism was very high (loads of street sellers, beggars and so) and everything was very busy with tourists, guardians and exceptionally high numbers of polizia and carabinieri.
We had loads of fun (of course with the obligatory Italian cursing words, even made up some by ourselves) and spent loads of money (no diecast for me in the coming months... I promised that to myself :confused )
I haven't seen much diecast in Rome, only Bburagos and the Bburago Carabinieri and Polizia liveries, which were quite nice but too expensive. I did see a motorbike shop which changed my opinion about motorbikes a bit... Awesome machines they had there!!! :drool :drool :drool
Okay, enough talk for now :giggle Let's get back to business :talk
 

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Welcome back BVR! :cheers
I told you to look out for the scooters. Rome is the scooter capital of the world. :giggle
 

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Back BVR :cheers :cheers
Sounds like you had a great time :nicejob

Lets see how long the diecast ban lasts :giggle
 

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We're glad you're back, BVR! :cheers

I'm glad you had a good trip! :happy
 

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I visited Rome in the late 80's, along with Venice, Florence, and Nice. Would love to go back with my new wife, those Italian cities are so romantic.

Wasn't into die cast back then, and glad to hear that I won't have to waste much time looking for any when I go back.

Glad you had a great time. Rome has so much to offer, and is the basis for so much of our culture, worldwide.

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Thanks for the welcome back guys!!! Rome certainly was really impressive!
What I pitied the most was that people demolished Circus Maximus entirely and the Colosseum for a big part. So big and impressive buildings! I have seen pics of a reconstruction of the Circus Maximus and the least I can say is that it is an astonishing building, which could hold about 250,000 people!!!

Here's a pic of it in its current state:

Exactly, one big grassy place... :crying

Here's a pic of Circus Maximus in its full glory (in a maquette that is :nutkick )

Just judge by yourself... :danbanna

Of course I have pics, but I'll have to wait till they're uploaded (by someone else)... :scared
 
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