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TravelPod Member ReviewsPalazzo Olivia Rome
Si on veut s'immerser dans la vie des romains, cet endroit est approprié puisque c'est dans un édifice très vieux mais qui a beaucoup de charme.
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The last weekend with Ost and Matt came so quickly! They got into town from Venice that Friday. Our day was spent walking around Civitanova in a storm. Its rained maybe three times since I have been here, so of course the one day I have people to show around the town it is a downpour. We even got some nice thunder on the walk to my school. Rain …
... cheering spectators. The blood sports are a bit different today. The Colosseum is impressive when you think of all of the concrete and stone blocks used - without mortar.
On our second full day we did a walking tour which included the Spanish Steps (crowded and under renovation), the Trevi Fountain (no water as it is being cleaned), the ancient Pantheon temple( very interesting but packed with people) and an ever popular stop for gelato. The people ...
... pope's farm and fresh squeezed oj. It was all very delicious.
After breakfast we were brought through many areas of the Vatican museums. We were shown ancient beautiful tapestries, statues, paintings, mosaics and frescos painted by Rafael and Michelangelo. Rachel told us many stories about the techniques used by the artists and pointed out things that we wouldn't have known otherwise. She also told us history about how the works were ...
... it is painted flat. St Peters is 210m long and I think 100m wide it is huge statues and paintings everywhere. So much wealth in this place, & once again so much history. Such a crush of people moving in and around this amazing place. Our tour lasted 3 hours but I think to really discover this place properly you need 3 days to really see all the artworks and carvings. Oh the tapestries were something to marvel at. We once again toured on the bus we did a full ...
... Because the surface was covered in sand to soak up the blood. The first gladiatorial games went for 100 days. In that time over 600 exotic animals were killed (elephants, lions, crocodiles etc). These were expensive but human slaves not, so you can imagine how many human casualties there were. There was originally a massive sail that was over the roof of the colosseum that was operated by about 100 sailors. I could keep going on but you get the point. I liked ...