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is ancient Rome’s birthplace, again only fragments remain. The Palantine Hill
overlooks the Forum, there is only the barest skeleton left of the Palace.
We were pretty tired after all the steps and hills, so
decided to head back to the hotel for a Siesta. Oh and our hotel is on the 4th
floor with no elevator.
Tomorrow we will tackle Vatican City.
... br> A gelato snack... We went in for samples and one was chocolate: so dark and rich, if you closed your eyes you might be eating my grandma's chocolate pie or a spoon dipped into a pot of melted chocolate chips. We got a small cone to share; it was for Jane!
We then stumbled upon a massive fortress: The Castle Of Saint Michael the Archangel. It had a mote, strong huge walls, with a bridge lined with statues of ...
... with an table outside and ate a very tasty dinner of bruschetta, gnocchi and pasta, topped off with a gelato. After dinner we walked through the city streets and along the main road Via Nazionale, and had a look inside the shops. Ash purchased a couple of pairs of leather shoes at a sale, and Lauren still on the hunt for her new leather boots too. After a bit of retail therapy, back to Hotel Opera for a well needed sleep with very satisfied stomachs! Day 15- Wednesday 21st ...
... thinking about the time in which these people lived and how strong their faith was in Christ. We were able to see a bunch more frescoes with typical Christian imagery, like the Jesus as the Good Shepherd, Moses drawing water from the rock, Jonah and the whale, Isaac carrying his wood to be sacrificed, etc. One thing we hadn't seen was the peacock as a symbol of heaven which was shown all over. We also saw a spot where a bunch of soldiers signed a wall when ...
... our tour in Rome some things would have been better simply because they were novel and/or new.
The restaurant where we had dinner with Achille was a VERY local place. The patrons were 90% men most of whom were on the far side of 50. It was good service and good food. Eli had a flavourful spaghetti Bolognaise that hit the spot while Mia had spicy and flavourful penne a l'arrabbiata. We also sampled some pork fat mixed with beans that was a more traditional dish: ...