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... the Pope's Facebook page, he did not make an appearance that day :( Maybe next time!
After leaving the city-state of the Vatican City, we needed to sit and eat and drink and mentally digest what we had just experienced. What better place than "Bir & Fud" - which came to us highly recommended by our apartment owner, Francesco. They had some of Italy's rarest brews and fabulous pizzas. We ordered ...
Not lost - just confused.
We decided to walk to the catacombs and I downloaded a set of directions from Google. They seemed OK but trying to find street names was difficult. We left about 10:30 and got there about 1:20 after asking directions many times and having people tell us to take a taxi because it was too far. Even the police seemed to be unsure as to where it was.
When we arrived at 1:20 we found out that they ...
Oct 3 -- 7+ pm
Rod: I sure know the way to and from the Vatican now!
We left this morning for our Scavi tour (a very limited tour of the excavations under St Peter's Basilica which we booked back in April) and had luckily given ourselves plenty of time to explore the square beforehand, when Rod said: **** I forgot my legs! He's been wearing a pair of pants that zip off to make shorts, carrying the "legs" in his satchel, ready to put on when ...
... the experience as he pointed out features of statues, architecture, paintings that otherwise would have been missed by the casual strolling tourist. Left the basilica and walked through sprawling St. Peter’s Square past the Swiss Guard’s keeping a watchful eye.
As we did not have access to the passetto, the escape route formerly used by popes to get from Vatican City to Castle San Angelo when under siege, we walked. Then we ...
We attempted to go to a club that night- some Reggae Night that was meant to be happening but when we went to the street there was no sign of a club or life in general so we went back home and made tea and ate wafers - seemed like the best next option =)
We said our goodbye's to Rome the next morning and left for Florence.. we finished all our food before catching our train so breakfast was amazing =) it's all about the food after all haha within 1/2 and hour ...