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... it most certainly was. Although it is, like Assisi, set into a hillside, they have installed public lifts to transport visitors between the different levels which helps. Whilst ambling around the streets, we came across a restaurant with an appealing menu, so returned a little later for a memorable lunch. David chose veal and I had pork with mushrooms, washed down with a very moreish Chianti. A most memorable meal. Back at the 'van we read, packed up a bit, had some supper and went to ...
... him. Probably for a few
seconds longer than social norms but I don't care. He has saved me from
killing someone or having a nervous breakdown. I am led to a lovely
table and I have wine and gluten free bread (which was terrible but I
didn't care) and I'm happy.
I enjoy the most delicious bowl of GF pasta and lobster ever. Could have
been because I was starving or because I'm in Italy. Its unclear. But
the wine is a ...
... Virgins and the Emperor. Even the stairs were precisely engineered to be tall steps, so that people would take a longer time to come into the stadium, and a short time to get out. The Colosseum, amazingly enough, had a canvas roof which was retractable – and taken care of by a group of sailors, hired precisely for this task. So, not only was the Colosseum the first stadium in the world, it was also the first stadium with a retractable covered roof. I kid you not. ...
20 Sept 2011
Viterbo to Bracciano, Italy
We decided to take a smaller road through the Lago di Vico national park - a lake in the remains of an old volcano. It's one of the highest lakes in all of Italy. Getting there meant going up the steep northern side to get into the crater, but we figured it would be worth it. It turned out to be quite a hill. It started out with ...
... Fountain, Spanish Steps and looking down on Rome from the hillside.
Aerial view of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Image © Google Earth.
See all 217 photos of this church in our San Paolo ...