Villa Residenza d'Arte Roma
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... or know anyone who is going, we would tell you to sit next to the barricades that block off the aisles or paths. The Pope will come through there on the Pope Mobile and you will have a fantastic view.
Luckily we are both tall, especially since many, many of the tourists in Italy this time of the year are Asian, so we towered over many of them. When it became obvious the Pope was going to ride through those aisles, people ran and pushed and got to ...
... and this is causing chaos. Every year the Pope holidays in July/August however Pope Francis chose against that this year do the Papal Audiences have continued, requiring the tour guides to continue working through the blistering summer. He loves the people. I had read attendance is 30,000 although the tour guide today said 100,000. I'm not so sure about that. The crowd is mental with even nuns pushing through to get a good spot. Babies are thrown in ...
... Red wine were in abundance around the table while the White wine sat in a chill bucket. Sparkling water was served from glass bottles. My table mates were my brother, Anishka -my sister in law, my two nephews- Emile and Marek, Tinku and Supreeta- two very dear friends who made the trip to Italy from the U.K. for the wedding, their son Vihaan, my cousin Alex and his wife Vinitha who live in Kerala State’s western most district, DoBuy.
The sit down lunch started with ...
Today is the day when the pope customarily delivers a brief greeting and blessing to those gathered in St. Peter's Square, so we made our way to the square, which was already bursting at the seams as we arrived shortly before noon. The square itself is roughly 6-acres in size, and was designed to hold upwards of 300,000 people, but on special occasions the crowds often spill over into the surrounding streets.
We jockeyed for a decent viewing site below ...
... Stop for lunch, and then we
will continue on to visit St Paul. Outside the Walls, here we celebrate
Mass. Continue our tour via the Appian Way -- the oldest road from Roman
times--plus the famous Domino Quo Vadis Chapel; see the ancient Baths
of Caracalla, Arch of Drusus; Tomb of Celilia Metella, and the catacombs
of St Callixtus where the early Christians hid themselves to escape