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Very friendly staff, english speaking, clean rooms. Would stay again
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... Michelangelo, is the only section that was completed. Since the bridge over the Tiber was never constructed, the ivy covered arch serves no real purpose other than to embellish the street.
Fountain of the Mask
Fountain of the Mask
Nearby is the Fontana del Mascherone (Fountain of the mask), which was also commissioned by the Farnese Family. The curious looking fountain was created at around 1626 and replaced ...
... is laid. By Catholic tradition, the basilica is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, also according to tradition, the first Pope and Bishop of Rome. Tradition and strong historical evidence hold that Saint Peter's tomb is directly below the bronzed altar. The Basilica we see today however is the 'New St Peters’, the ‘Old St Peters’ and ...
... the almost comically strict rules,( no talking, covered shoulders and knees, no pictures, no sitting, no standing on steps, only stop in middle,) we entered the gorgeous sisteen chapel where the conclaves are held. In the 1500's Michael Angelo was asked to paint the ceiling and alter of the church, and as you looked up you could see each panel and statue told a different story. We later learnt that Angelo found revenge by ...
... lunch, we decided to visit the Castle of St Angelo which is just down the road from our hotel. We rented a couple of headsets and wandered through the castle listening to the history and commentary as we went. We got back to the hotel just in time for a quick shower before our welcome reception meeting and dinner with the rest of the tour group.
In our group of 39, there are about 50% Americans, 40% Aussies and 10% Kiwis. Apart from two 30 something's ...
... could truly do this place justice. Once finished in the main part of the basilica we wandered though the grottoes underneath the church floor, which house the crypts of past popes and royals. Back out in the heat of the day we walked into St. Peters Square and admired the Basilica from the outside surrounded by tourists and the many nuns we had seen across the morning in the Vatican. With the most part of the day behind us, we followed the river with pineapple granita's ...