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Travel Blogs from Rome
... getting ready to Segway.
Firstly I will admit this is my first time on a Segway.
Secondly, I have been looking forwards to this for months, since I first saw it online.
Thirdly, We saw so many landmarks today that my brain is still reeling.
The premis is that a local guide shows you around Rome on a tour of your choosing (Imperial/ancient Rome, Baroque/Best of Rome, The Appian Way or Rome by Night) and you see all ...
... Gallery of Maps we proceed through the narrow doorway into the Sistine Chapel. It is crowded with hundreds of people and Vatican guards whose only duty is to say "shhh". It is a sacred place and no talking or photos are allowed. Before we entered Chiara explained to us that this was Michelangelo's first fresco. He was reluctant to accept the assignment as he fancied himself as a sculpture rather than a painter. It was painted between 1508 and 1512 ...
... this group of people from all over the world listening to his blessing was truly a moment I will remember for the rest of my life.
What else did we do? Um, we ate again. At this random restaurant. So, I ordered pasta and pizza, and we all were handed water and bread. Turns out that water is 5 euros a bottle, and bread is 4 euros... we all had a good laugh at how high our bills became, especially since bread and water is a free meal ...
... It's rare that you get to actually see someone get condemned to the fourth level of hell. Here's the video:
So, despite a few annoying people, it was still a memorable experience. I'm glad we made it.
... life flow through.
Both of us too exhausted to do much of anything fall into bed for a nap and wake much later to the sounds from the street. Our apartment is on a very lively street, around the corner form Santa Maria della Pace, where all the young locals go to hang out. We eat our breakfast and head back to bed neither one of us wanting to get lost in the dark our first night there. We can explore ...