Al Viminale Hill Inn & Hotel
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After braving the last of our big city driving for our whole trip through Europe (yikes!) we successfully dropped the car off at the train station in Rome and made our way to the taxi stand to head to our hotel. As we made our way through a few main streets and then a series of small piazzas we were suddenly surprised to be face to face with the giant Roman ruin of the Pantheon. It was amazing to see that it was the focal point for this little square and there were ...
... left Romics: a Festival of comics, animation films, games and cult movies. Our friend, it turned out was also an attendee at this event and proceeded to show us a series of photos on his smart phone of he and his wife and child posing in various movie like positions with a Johnny Depp in Pirates of Caribbean costume and the Incredible Hulk. It was all starting to make sense.......in a surreal kind of way. ...
... would know what we were looking at. There's a dungeon-like walkway with a spiral ramp that leads to where they used to keep the urns and you can just picture old torches on the walls to light the way. Apparently the place has also been used as a prison where they tortured and executed people, former popes used it as a residence, fortress and a safe house, it used to house the popes treasury (and still has a gigantic trunk in one of the rooms) and there are rooms with a bunch of ...
... displayed according to a 1760 inventory. Artistic highlights of the place include a striking portrait by Velázquez of the Pamphili pontiff Innocent X: this was the inspiration for Francis Bacon's 1953 'screaming pope'. There are also masterpieces by Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael, Bernini, Breughel the Elder and Hans Memling. (Taken from The Daily Telegraph.)
... on a few of the top levels as the ones deeper were not touched. There were no bones on the levels that we were on apart from a skeleton from a boy and girl which were persevered in glass cases. We informed about how the barbarians came and stole all the jewels from the dead. It was very disturbing finding out that when the catacombs were first opened to tourists, the tourists would steal bones as souvenirs.