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Travel Blogs from Rome
First day in Roma!! We are up early having breakfast at 6.45am so that we allow enough time to get to our meeting point outside the Vatican. Breakfast is good a nice variety and normal bacon!! Gaza is happy about that haha. We head out to find our way to the subway. The trains run regularly so we didn't have to wait at all. We soon arrived at our stop and headed out to explore. The group leader for the tour arrived and we got shown our guide for the day. It's great we get headsets so we ...
... buried here but her head is somewhere else. Also, this is where Galileo renounced his belief that the earth revolved around the sun! Imagine!
There is a Michelangelo statue of Christ Bearing the Cross. It's just there, no ropes or any protection at all. Kind of surprised me. Not crowded, so we had time to really study it.
When we were at St Ignatius I asked the man running the small gift shop, if you could even call it ...
... over lanes and driving generally like all other Italians. Got to airport about 9.45am, as had checked in on line, dropping packs is very easy. Made our way up to security and then through customs. Took a bit of time and queueing, you wouldn't want to be late getting there. Once through there, there were duty free shops but not much time to look. Brought some limoncello to bring home gave them all the coins I had left for payment lol. Then up to gate, up ...
... around! The lines were humongous and we were so glad for our express tickets - worth every penny!! Once inside we commenced a long journey thorough the amazing rooms belonging to the Vatican and through many of their museum galleries. Wow, wow and wow! They had some amazing things! The sheer decoration of the rooms by themselves was super impressive. Every inch of the walls and ceilings wee decorated with the most opulent art - thick tapestries, ...
... enough! Take a look at the menu at my favourite gelato place, Vivoli!
Hopefully I have made your tastebuds tingle a little... Hehehe!