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... square. Usually the speaker would say the name, pause for a second for shouts, and move on. But, with us, he said our name, we shouted, and he tried to move on but realized he wouldn't be heard. So, he stopped speaking as we continued to have our moment, and still continued, and still kept shouting. At around noon, we heard shouts, saw the televisions light up, and knew the Pope was coming. Before long he was rounding the corner with a huge grin on his face, and came ...
... fountains. Took ourselves off around the streets today.
The Pantheon (amazing architecture and construction feat, especially considering its age), tossed coins over our shoulders into the Trevi fountain, and ate lunch sitting on the Spanish Steps. Tourists are everywhere at these popular spots, glad its not peak season! African hustlers are also all over the place too. They sell bottled water, toys, ...
... being left on our own to explore the largest church in the world. It was HUGE. So many amazing paintings and statues and windows to look at. It is very lavish and ornate (Hannah's contribution). We spent quite a long time looking around and tried but failed for a while to find the crypt where you can go and see the tombs of pope's gone by. Luckily I found it in the end after we had pretty much given up and we went down into the crypt which was very eerie but also ornate. Down ...
... and really gave a nice tour for us.
We then met our next guide for the interior portion of the tour. He was very knowledgeable and although there are seven miles of sculptures/art in the museums, he was able to show us the most important ones and give very interesting side notes to each piece. He is a historian and an archeologist so we were lucky to get him as a guide.
We were not ...
... ruins were buildings, some were massive pillars and some was rubble but it was still amazing.
Then down the end of the big street we were walking was the COLOSSEUM! It was huge and lit up so it looked surreal, to be walking past ancient ruins and heading towards the colosseum was magical. We were able to take some great night photos with the colosseum and, as with all the land marks in Italy do far, admire the wares of the many many gypsies!!!
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