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Travel Blogs from Fiano Romano
So, and you might all be aghast to hear this, I visited the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica for the FIRST TIME. A Roman friend of mine here was kind enough to take me, as she has a relative who works there.I have been trying to the Vatican simply because of the risk of drowning in tourists, but this gave me a good reason to go and I finally decided to take the leap. It was well worth it.
The museums are ...
... two and tell the cab driver. On the way I reach into my bag to make
sure I have my GF restaurant card... Only to realize I've grabbed my
Icelandic one. F-BOMB. I yelp and the cab driver asks if I'm ok. I smile
and nod and then cry on the inside. I get it together and reassure
myself that it will be ok. Of the first two places I try to find, one
literally doesn't exist and the second is a BAKERY - not of the gluten
... and the late afternoon, to gladiator contests.
Romans entered the Colosseum much like we go to stadiums. Each Roman who wanted to enter had to get an invitation, or a ticket, which was usually a piece of broken pottery with the date and seat number on it. Then the Romans would queue at turnstiles, and be directed to their exact seats. Each Roman arch had a numeral on top of it. Nobles and the Emperor sat the first tier of the Colosseum; men at the second ...
... of the varieties of fruit trees they have is the Cachi (persimmon) which is absolutely Mia's favourite thing IN THE WORLD to eat; incredibly even more than figs, which she LOVES...Although we were visting after the fig season she found a single perfect late bloomer on one of the trees, picked it and devoured its fresh juicyness on the spot. She smiled at the thought that her loving step-grandma, who passed many years ago, put it there for her and her alone to ...
... Station, but all I can say here was that it was quite unbelievable and would never happen in Australia.
Our Hotel is nice and central - the operator very helpful and friendly.
After settling in we took a walk through the streets of Rome near the hotel - the area next to us is obviously up market and expensive - very flash hotels, restaurants, cars ...