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... two thousand years after it was built, the
Pantheon's dome is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. The
height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 43.3
metres (142 ft). It is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings.
It has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th
century, the Pantheon has been used as a church dedicated to "St. Mary and
On our last full day in Rome we got our history lesson. We started out at the Colosseum. Construction began in 72 AD and was commissioned by emperor Vespasian. Some of the structure as well as most of the interior have been taken and re purposed. A lot of which was taken by the Catholic Church for buildings such as St. Peter's Basilica. It was still amazing to hear the stories and imagine the infamous gladiator battles that took ...
... of 12 people start. We enter thru the door that they just built for last years jubilee year, a very modern building, , that leads thru some lookouts and some squares and gardens where the paintings that we will see in the Sistine chapel are explained to us - re then walk thru Raphaell Rooms which happened to also be where the accommodation apartments of previous popes were, until they built new apartments, the artwork was just ...
... home again. I didn't think the London tube was bad at all but now I've seen the Metro here in Italy, I can tell you that the London tube is amazing compared to this place! I say that because it is literally so crowded here that people are pushing you back in the train trying to get on before anyone has even had the chance to get out! I just don't get it. We made it home in one piece and went to bed to recharge our batteries for the Vatican tour ...
... the traditional tourist routes. Grab a map, and find your own way there that doesn't include major thoroughfares. Once we discovered that walking a non-traditional route, away from tourist sites, would ease our experience, Rome became a much nicer place to visit. We felt more relaxed and found better places to eat. It ended up being a good weekend, and we were able to see everything we wanted. What more could you ask for?