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A ****** sleep and an early mad dash to the train station (with enormous backpacks) started our day as we continued our adventure towards Roma. We soon discovered that the 'eurail' pass only covers the 'turtle paced' regional trains (in Italy not Germany) and to go on the 'super dooper' fast ones a reservation is needed i.e. to pay extra money. Yes …
... just funny for us.
Out to the Forum and Palentine Hill. This site is old Rome, so that was cool. Ancient Rome, was very cool compared to the now city and overlooked today's Rome and the big C. Again ancient walkways, buildings, frescos, up and up and a beautiful view of Rome as it is today. The temple and house of Augustus, spent a good couple of hours wondering around and admiring.
Off to find lunch , cutesy outside setting can't remember what we had, but ...
We met two of our other friends from UT who are studying abroad in Europe and were also traveling in Italy at the time. Since we wanted to go to the mass at the Vatican Sunday morning, we decided to spend Saturday getting in most of the major sightseeing. First, we ate at a phenomenal restaurant where mozzarella sticks were forever ruined for me because their fried mozzarella was out of this world. We then made our way to the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, ...
... dome of St Paul's, it costs €5 to take the stairs and there are a Lot of them (phew it's a workout) or €7 for the lift that takes you part way,,, so even with the lift there are still over 300 stairs to climb to get to the very top for a full 360 city view. I recommend it. You can easily spend two hours in the dome and looking around the church.
The other draw is the Vatican Museum and you'll get there if you stand facing away ...
... it is being prepared for a visit by the Italian Prime Minister. That will throw a few tours into disarray. After lunch we went to the Colosseum. Part of the structure was destroyed by an earth quake in the 14th Century. The only reason that the damage occurred is that vandals had removed the iron "nails" that were integrated into the structure to make it earthquake proof. The church then did its bit by ...