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... a ticket to the dome of the cathedral so that we could climb to the highest point in Rome. 551 steps or 321 with the steps and elevator combo. We took the second option as it was already hot and humid. We climbed to the top via steep and narrow stairs and enjoyed the best view in town.
Coming back down was easier and we stopped again to admire the interior of the dome with it's very fine examples of mosaics.
Outside, only an hour after we first walked ...
... The weather at night is fresh to say the least. Rugged up in scarves, hoodies and jackets it has been a bit of a surprise. I have already dropped a few warnings that if it stays this cold I'm going to need to buy a warmer jacket - which I think kicked in warning bells for Bernard that my weakness for shopping had already reared its head! Both feeling a bit weary now after our first day of exploring, more Rome-ing to come ...
... and a salmon croissant, as well as some fresh pineapple. It also had free toilets. A woman was directing those in the line to specific toilets and allowing 5 women for every man. It meant the women were the ones outside waiting. Now that's a first!! We were able to walk through their military museum there, not that we took that long.
As we walked past the Forum there were a number of Indian men who looked like they were in a trance and sitting seemingly in mid air, with ...
... and museum but we decided to leave this for next time. We had time and lack of crowds to tour St Peter's comfortably. Ken's quotable quote was 'This is impressive'! There was even music through the floors (a service taking place in the crypt).
Our next adventure was taking a lift and climbing 330 stairs to the top of the dome. Half way up you view the mosaics of the dome on the interior ...