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Travel Blogs from Rome
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 …
... so we decided to go into Rome instead. We decided to get off at some random metro stop just to see a new part of Rome. As it turns out, the metro stop was actually outside the walls of Rome so we had to walk into the city. We ended up passing Saint John Lateran again so this time we went in. The basilica is massive. It is not as elaborate at Saint Peter's, but it is just as marvelous in its own way. Lining the way to the altar were huge statues of each of the apostles. It was almost ...
... Sunday, December 29
Ancient Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill:
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Cost: 14 euros
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Metro: Line B fermata Colosseo
Rick Steves’ Pocket Rome: pages 13 – 42 (tour) and ...
... off or I was going to faint. I don’t know how the Romans do that day in, day out. There is no such thing as "personal space" while travelling on buses and it is each man for himself.
I ended up walking for miles again and stumbled across “Ponte Sant’Angelo” which is a beautiful bridge lined with statues which lead to , none other than…Castel Sant’Angelo, An amazing old brick castle. ...
... of Bernini Palace, to Palace of Cancellena -- some with wine tastings and private operas.
Three Crown Jewels took our collective breath away: The Private Vatican Visit, Private Sistine Chapel and Private Dinner in the Vatican's Chiriamonti Museum -- a hallway with 1000 statues from 100AD. Imagine, the Vatican gets 5 million visitors a year, some 29,000 people a day. We were the only 175 guests that evening! Wow. One guest even stood up ...