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It's really ironic: after describing the problems of not having a bag check, I just realized that I may have exactly the same problem to deal with, if I visit the French Embassy in Rome in October...

I should mention that, apart from the problems for me, there is no similarity between the two situations. This is the Embassy, not the Consulate. They let a small number of people visit the building, if you beg nicely a reasonable amount of time in advance (I don't know yet if I'll know the exact time I can visit far enough in advance). Since it's free anyway, I shouldn't complain too much, but I'll probably have to find a hotel between it and the train station.

I'm in a hotel with free WiFi, contrary to what I expected. But I doubt it will happen again tomorrow...

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jul 4th, 2008 at 04:20:47 PM EST
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I don't know how easy it would be to visit the American Embassy in Rome these  days, but it would be well worthwhile if one could arrange it. Visitors to the chancery vs. consulate can bring their bags in after security checks.

The US Embassy in Rome is housed in the Palace Margarita (sorry about the non- Italian spelling), and the place is a museum with its own appointed curator.  Supposedly the Palace is situated on the site of a country villa where Julius Caesar took Cleopatra.  

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears

by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Jul 4th, 2008 at 10:29:35 PM EST
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