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... Sicily. Palermo was our first stop in Sicily, which had some authentic, very baroque, Italian architecture (think of The Godfather scenes in Sicily) and busy markets full of fresh fruit and veg. After half a day exploring, a few arancini (think lawn bowl size) and a canelloncini (add cini to a word to signify mini - e.g. Pants = panteloni & shorts = panteloncini) we again opted for siesta. That night we went out for parmigiana and penne amatriciana. Now let me explain ...
... that a lot of the deserted towns I
drove through when lost were probably hit during the war and have never been
rebuilt. It is a bit like a lot of
Rome. Feeling like the history of
Rome was starting to interest me, I went into the adjoining rooms and looked at
old paintings of artists during the 1600’s when Rome was apparently very
popular for socializing, artists, culture and entertainlng. It was ...
... St. Peters chapel. It too had some amazing sculptures and art pieces.
After we said good-bye to the Vatican city we walked back to the Colosseum and hope to make in on time. As we got there we managed to catch the last tour. We learnt all about the Colosseum from how it was made, to who sat where, who fought and the significance to everything. Did you know that only the men and the virgin's got to sit down? haha All the non-virgin women had ...
... in Pope Alexanders apartments - he produced 6 children, one of the most famous being Lucrezia (Borgia), I couldn't help having visions of him chasing women around the room... lol
After the tour we found a fantastic little restaurant and had a platter of hams and salamis with mozzarella and rocket, washed down with ice cold beer, then a plate of cannelloni for mum and pasta carbonara for me. mmm... Viva Italia!
We caught a taxi who drove us to the next stage of our Journey. What a hair raising drive it was! The drivers in Italy are insane, brave, inpatient but not aggressive, amazing judges of spaces and brilliant parkers!!!! Our destination - Hotel Pineta Palace - is in suburbia Rome, unlike the city location we had just left. Very different! We met up with the Cosmos Tour Director - Patricia - who ran through the events for ...