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... might stumble upon an ancient site and have no idea. Rome is old but still very much alive. Through all of the trials of its long existence, the city has managed to survive and evolve into a city that is high on any travelers' list of places to see before they die. Whether it be a historian's delight, a religious experience, or a vacation of amazing foods, this city has limitless amounts to give.
September 9 & 10, 2014
Today we packed up our suite cases and left the apartment at 10 AM to make way for Valentino's wife Rosanna who came to clean the apartment. We first headed for the ancient Trajan Market to take a closer look at the huge standing column. Our guide yesterday mentioned that there was a historic story depicted on it. We had passed several times a canvas banner about 50 feet long with writing and pictures stretched on ...
... white and made from "corpse-white marble" (in stark contrast to the surrounding amber-cream buildings of the square) or even looking like a wedding cake.
Whatever you think, the gargantuan building certainly has great impact!
BASILICA DI SAN MARCO
The Basilica San Marco, now incorporated into the Piazza Venezia, is thought to have been founded by Pope Marcus (Mark) in honour of the Evangelist in 336 AD. The ...
... veges were very interesting, and we watched the old ladies preparing the puntarelle (a Roman specialty chicory salad vegetable, served with an anchovy based vinaigrette). Lots of fun looking at and buying some souvenirs (gloves for Georgia, a Roman centurian apron for Matthew) and great coffee.
Then we went for a walk past Palazzo Farnese (now the French embassy), down to the via Guilia (which was an early town planning attempt to create a straight street to ...
... camped outside closed-down shops, living in piles of duvets and garbage bags, and a reputation for having plenty of pickpockets. Checking into my hostel, right next door the the Archaeology Museum, I headed into town to see some of its sights at night and find a pizzeria for dinner - being the hometown of pizza, these aren’t exactly hard to find in Naples. I wandered down the crowded main street towards the port, where I had great views of the seaside Castel dell’Ovo (one of ...