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... 1535 was when he completed 'The Last Judgement' at 60. 71 when he designed the dome. Spent 18 years working on it. He died half way through the building at 89 yrs. Took 50 yrs to build the dome. 150 yrs to build basilica. We walked through the Sistine chapel first, via the hall of maps. Silence and no photo! Last time I was here in 2003 it was 42 degrees outside and the chapel was our last stop. Back then I could hardly be bothered ...
A rest day from sightseeing.
In accordance to the long Christmas tradition of a cook off competition of 1 year, we formed 3 teams this year. Matt and Jen (the Juniors), Chris and Emily (the graduates) and Deb and me (the experience old *****). Each team has to do 2 courses for Christmas Lunch and it will be marked accordingly to skill, preparation, taste and presentation. I think everyone is taking pretty seriously. I ...
... without scaffolding and came to the Piazza del Popolo. There was some spectacular architecture there and along the way.
Our next stop was the Pantheon. A most amazing building which I recognised immediately due to the absence of camouflage. I really liked the Pantheon and was amazed that there was no admission fee.
Just around the corner was Piazza Navona. I think this was the prettiest piazza we saw. I could have sat at a café table and drank coffee and watched ...
... Aldo dropped us off at the train station. Train left on time at 2:00. We should arrive in Rome at 3:05. Arrived on time. Grabbed a cab and got home by 4:00. A few minutes to unpack and off we went. Wanted to bring some flowers to Emanuela. Discovered a whole little shopping area. No tourists just us! Somehow they always know we are American! I think it is Jack that gives us away. Had dinner with Emanuela and Francesco. Washing some clothes now then to bed. Dina joins us ...
... more choice for breakfast at our hotel in Roma.
We boarded the ferry, which was quite a modern looking boat, and we were surprised to find
it had a timber interior. The 70 minutes journey to Salerno went by quickly, as we watched the stunning view of the Amalfi coastline along the way.
On arrival in Salerno, we rolled our ever-heavier bags across the dock and over the road to
a cafe. The staff there spoke ...