Rome Holidays - Testaccio
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... of water, Jess counted down and on the count of 3 we threw the water in the air for a photo; the stall man selling souvenirs wasn't happy!!) and the Spanish steps. Before heading home we grabbed some lunch in a side street with Jess's sister Sam and her boyfriend Chris, it was great to finally see people we knew. Before dinner we had organised for everyone to meet outside so we could say a huge thank you ...
... I felt guilty that I had paid for it and suffered through all of it. I think this must be why some people hate rome, I would have been off to a bad start if this was my first impression. Luckily I was leaving afterwards and at this point I felt ready to leave. After a couple of glasses of wine and some delicious pasta I hopped on a train for ...
... out to kill. Animales been riled up ready to acttack and crowds going crazy. It's all a bit barbarick. But that's what they used to do for entertainment back in those days.
After the tour I had to find my way back to the hotel again. Things are starting to be a bit much for me. Long flight- transportation issues- walking in the hot sun for hours. I had had enough.
Time for some R & R. And some sleep.
Untill next time. Take care.
... and early, so we are soon jostling the tour groups for the better vantage points and camera opportunities....thank God I'm tall.
Spent about an hour looking around this outstanding stadium, imagining Russell Crowe all the while.
Actually the film Gladiator definitely helped image life in this cruel place.
Next stop, the Roman Forum, the ruins of the houses of the ruling parties.
It's also where the cremation site of Julius Caesar is, behind ...
... and the inside is covered with a huge amount of gold leaf. Interestingly, there aren’t any paintings in the basilica. There are, however, mosaics that look like very intricate paintings. The pope had had a public event in St Peter’s Square this morning so there were barricades and hundreds of chairs being taken down. This meant that we were only able to go around the edge of the square. Still ...