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... the Vatican. It dismayed me that someone like the Pope can become so commercialized. This made me think of the many temples that hold religious value to some but none to others. Does that diminish the place itself? I do not think so but it was certainly disconcerting to see a place that holds sentimental value for me become marred by commerce.
Though I love Rome dearly, it was hard for me to not feel like a tourist while there. There are so many places that one wants to go to but ...
... customer] prices. Via Toledo is named after a Viceroy of Naples [mid-1500s] who had it built as one of the more prestigious of the then city’s thoroughfares. Little changed over the next 400 years, with many palazzos being built along its route. Since its inception, Via Toledo has been one of the places where the rich and famous lived [or sought to live], placing them in close proximity to the seat of power, the Palazzo Reale. Today, Via Toledo is ...
... there during WWII and there were several American soldiers dated around 1944. Our tour guide was interesting, she would stand there for awkwardly long pauses sometimes and frequently went "take your time, take your time" when we were looking at paintings. Then when the tour was over she just walked us upstairs and went "bye!" and walked away.
We followed instructions from the women at the catacombs to get to the bus stop since it was right in the ...
... another church. It seems there is one on every block. It was Saint Ignazio di Loyola. There was no camera malfunctions here. It was legal to take pictures. To insure my prayers really come true, I lit another candle! These churches are decorated to the hilt. Each sculpture or chapel was awesome.
We finally made it to Trevi Fountain. It was nice, but there were way too many people here! Way too many!!
We grabbed ...
... Pantheon and people watched at the Piazza Novena for a bit before finding Rome's most popular gelateria, Giolitto. Megan got champagne and strawberry and I got biscotti oreo and white chocolate. It was all very rich and gave us stomach aches afterwards, but it was worth it.
Tomorrow is our last day of the program and we are heading back to the Vatican for the Pope's blessing at noon. Ciao!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa Il Rosario Rome
Minimal Necessities, No Tv. short Internet time but thats ok. It is a nice place, close to Coloseum and old town, with in walking distance
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