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Travel Blogs from Rome
Next stop: wandering around Rome
# of cities: 28
# of countries: 12
# of bus rides: 10
# of taxis: 2
... but also meant I couldn't light a candle for my grandpa like I wanted. Boo to that, Vatican.
The walls of the Vatican City itself are incredibly high and intimidating. You can sense a little of the power struggle between ancient Rome/Italy and the Vatican state that led to its secession. I was also unpleasantly surprised at the cost of the rosaries and other souvenirs inside the Vatican - it felt a little like they were fleecing their ...
With 5 nights left in our trip we are definitely in the home stretch. We couldn't be happier to finally be in Rome. We got into town a little past noon, making our way to our place we got a little taste of Roman life. Even though we only had a half day, it was very eventful.
As a Giants fan, the term "taking a lap" is familiar territory, a ritual practiced at damn near every game. Naturally that is exactly ...
... artifacts from various Capuchin places and times.
Finishing in the museum, we enter the crypts, which were the reason we came here. The bones were brought here from other places and there is no definitive history on which monk accomplished the task of getting permission for and arranging the bones in the several chapels here. There are over 3700 bones used in the displays. It is fascinating and weird at the same time. Many of the patterns use the same type of ...
... I'm so tired. The hostel was also really noisy during the night, and there was no air conditioning so I don't think I slept very much. Anyway, the purpose of me telling you this is to excuse any spelling mistakes, or things that just don't make sense :) So after Kyle finally harassing me enough, I got up and we headed over to the Capitoline Museums. The Capitoline museums are located next to the forum and contain a lot of the artefacts from the area. It was a ...