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... br> - This place is riddled with history. You can throw a stone in any direction at any location in Rome and you will more than likely hit something of historical importance or use.
- Audio guides ROCK!!!! There are audioguide mp3's for the iPod or you can rent one at whichever attraction you're visiting and it really helps to give you a better understanding of the place and/or artifacts you are looking at.
... for me!" Oddly, and rather sweetly I thought, people still regularly leave roses on the site where he died. We saw a group of folks doing just that. From there we walked to the monument to Vittori Emmanuel. He was the king that united Italy and is something of a hero. His monument is, erm… monumental. It makes Nelsons Column look a little pathetic really. It absolutely dominates the city and the white marble shines like a diamond in amongst the ...
... which was lovely – nice and quiet, reclining leather seats, and free drink service. It helps that we booked the tickets a few months ago and qualified for the “super economy” price – around half what we would have paid if we bought
the tickets today!
Once we arrived in Roma, we caught a taxi to our hotel - Veneto Palace. We were welcomed by our Tour Director, Mariangela Carozzi, a native Italian, ...
... same room hundreds of years ago.
After the Vatican we made our way to St. Peter's Square and took lots of pictures. The line to get into the dome was huge so we decided to skip that and just admire it from the outside.
Next we did some more exploring that didn't lead us to anything except for a really cool outdoor market where we tried fresh Italian sauces and it smelled so good! We ...
... the items found there. We spent a lot of time walking up and down the viewing platforms, straining to see the details in the toppled columns, trying to pick out what artifacts were strewn about the old city centre, guessing at what everyday life was like.
A spray paint street artist finally drew our attention away from the ancient ruins and we watched her create a couple of paintings on the sidewalk before moving on again.
Next we viewed the famous ...