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... of the Museum, went into the Basillica
(where Michaelangelo's "Pieta" sculpture is seated) and Saint Peter's Square. To actually see the verandah where the Pope stands to deliver his speeches...just breath-taking. The girls thought that the Swiss Guards that man the security gates looked too funny..almost like clowns!
Whilst in Rome we also saw many ruins, the tomb of ...
... br> By contrast, crowds thin out at the top of the Spanish Steps near the entrance to the ‘Borghese’. And by reaching the National Gallery of Modern Art through the cool and leafy ‘Borghese’, the ambience is quite serene and (comparatively speaking) almost devoid of visitors.
Just 3 doors from our apartment is an unassuming and inconspicuous doorway with a simple ...
... had an awesome time, and on the way, managed to
bargain a gypsy (street seller) from 35 euro down to 12 for a toy
megaphone, which gave us heaps of laughs through the streets of Rome.
The club itself was small but good as it later filled up Italian and
American Uni students. We had a little bit of a scare later in the
night, as Jacqui got lost in the streets, but Shardee, Amy and Joel
managed to track her down and bring her home safe.
... and were off to wander. We were happy to be able to store our luggage for free. Pompeii was absolutely amazing. I couldn't believe how intact many of the buildings still were. The remains of a dog and different humans were preserved in molds. I really can't imagine much more of a horrible death than that. After a few hours of admiring Pompeii we headed back to the train and off to Rome. Our B&B is 2 blocks from Roma ...
... our little packed breakfast kindly prepared by the Antiche Mura staff.
The trip back into Roma went quickly, and before long we arrived at the Hotel Apollo on Via dei Serpenti not far from the Coliseum. Our rooms were lovely and very comfortable, and the man on the front desk was just gorgeous.
After dropping our bags we decided to check out the Pantheon with Anna & Phil, and then Rex & I wanted to see the Forum again. We bumped into ...