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... expectations I had before visiting that made the colosseum less than overwhelming. On the outside of the Colosseum it is very difficult to sit and enjoy the view because there were so many people shoving things in your face to sell them. It was annoying and rude and it sort of ruined the experience. So, instead of having time to enjoy the Colosseum we went to our next stop as quickly as possible to avoid the annoying salesmen.
Our next stop was the ...
... fortress which was built as a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian (AD130-139), but has also been a prison and a papal residence. It was used by former Popes who escaped there for protection in times of danger. Apparently, there’s a covered passageway which still connects Castel Sant'Angelo to the Vatican.]
Another day, we ended up at a Pyramid - to our surprise! The pyramid was built about 18–12 BC as a tomb for ...
... but very eerie. You weren't allowed to talk, take pictures, or do anything just slowly walk through. I had to put Geoff's rain jacket on cause my clothing was not appropriate.
We finally left Vatican City to go grab a bite to eat, which really turned out to be us walking for three hours around the Vatican because we got a little turned around. Once we became hangry we decided to just head back home and get food there.
Till the next time,
The beach itself is nice but is lined with many private sections of beach and the public section is a small patch with barriers either side for privately owned areas. I do miss how in NZ we can just wander along any beach without it being full of developments. We stay a couple of hours and head back.
The train we select must be an express one as our stop goes ...
Another big day of walking through Rome neighbourhoods. our favourite part was snooping where it says Prohibile....which of course means prohibited. The private entrances to fancy residential areas area opened up around noon, so that (rich) owners can get into their homes for the 3hour break during the day. Today we finally got the hang of walking on the right hand side, instead of staying to the left like in Australia. Saw some protestors today, we ...