"Rome, Italy" Rome by TimDaoust
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This was the first city in Europe that I set foot in. (Unless you count the airport in Milan). When I visited Europe after graduating high school the tour started here in Rome. Due to the restrictions of a guided group tour we were unable to see much of the nightlife. Historical sites abounded, however, as we visited everywhere from the coloseum and various other ruins to St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican City. Cafes and restaurants were quite an experience as well. Hardly any of us spoke but a few words of Italian and the customs were unique and strange to us. For instance to buy something at a pizza shop or a cafe you had to pay at a register, then take a receipt to the counter to retrieve what you had bought. We were confused but had a wonderful time anyway.
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