A Casa Di Penelope
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... with him if the following didn’t happen:
1-the metro system was on strike and was only working until 9:30 so I made it out to his stop but was worried for time to get back if things happened.
2- Wifi in Italy is really hard to come by, you have to register with all of the providers and that requires you to have an Italian phone number (even McDonalds is like that).
3- Power outlets are also super hard ...
... to the hotel. We met Ellen and Glenn, and walked back down the Via Cavour to the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica. OMG, what a place, totally amazing and over the top. Hard to believe how much gold could be in one place and the murals and sculptures are unbelievable.
Back to the rooftop for happy hour and another dinner nearby, of bruschetta that was fab and my vongole pasta again. Why change a good thing? Paul, Maija and I had an early night as we are heading home ...
... of fresh basil, WOW, 3 pasta dishes with a few glasses of very nice Chianti, arancinni balls and the best of all .... Gelato .... Everyone needs to come here and eat this Gelato. Of course it wasn't all food. There was a bit of history included. A pyramid....yes I know you didn't know Rome had a Pyramid right. Well there is one smack bang in the middle of Testaccio, been there since about 18 BC. We ate in ...
... created. We also walked to St Peters Square which is another inspiring place. Our only disappointment of the day was not getting to see the pope, but had we been able to it would have been a special bonus. Apparently he was to be in the square for a special mass at 10.30, then it was to be 11.00 but I think he may have appeared at 12 noon but we had to move on from the square at 11.20. Whilst we didn't see the pope we did get to experience the atmosphere in the square ...
... ones for the "Sistine Chapel." It was only at this point we realized that we weren't in the Sistine Chapel yet. So on we go!
We walked down a long hallway, standing in line, and then arrived in the actual Sistine Chapel. There were signs telling us not to take photos and to be respectful of the space. It was beautiful and so peaceful to take it all in. We both enjoyed the few minutes we spent there and continued on to see more religious ...