TripAdvisor Reviews Camilla's Villa Rome
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... pales into nothing when you walk around the rooms. Every wall is decorated by Botticelli, Raphael, Caravaggio or Michelangelo. The absolute master piece of course, is the Sistine Chapel. I could have spent the whole day in there, staring upwards. But sadly, the crowds were too huge and my neck not strong enough! But again, the thought that you are standing in a room where every pope has worshipped is incredible.
From here we walked back around to the front of the Basilica and ...
... pointing us toward as she drove past. Was also interesting that the lady we had today was gracious enough to let tourists on outside of a stop and at an inconvenient location. Amazing what some can do while others cannot. We got to the entry to the Basilica, and dutifully followed the directions that we assumed would be more accurate than for anywhere else and were surprised to locate the right door on the 2nd go. That's 3 times less than anything yesterday, we're getting ahead! We had ...
... year period more the 500,000 people were killed in the name of sport. In the first 3 months after it was opened 2000 people were killed and 5000 animals. Because the Roman Empire at this time (90 AD) extended to Africa, England (not Scotland ) through Northern Europe people and animals such as tigers were brought to fight for the entertainment of the people. It wasn't until around 400 AD that Christianity ...
... never drive with side rear vision mirrors out and generally to expect the unexpected. All of this I took on board and in no time at all we were at Pompeii parked 50 metres from the entrance to the old city. Who said driving in Italy was difficult.
Pompeii - what an unbelievable place. A separate account will follow.
After touring Pompeii we headed for Rome. We arrived in the peak hour traffice and drove confidently ...
... was lined with Marble statues of Roman gods. I was taking pictures of him as if we was seeing a long lost friend.
Finally it was time for the "big dance" or "the show" as some call it. I am of course talking about the Sistine Chapel. Following the signs we kept expecting it to be around the corner, but no. The Vatican Muesum wanted to first lead you down a 5 miles long hallway. While Mark was enjoying ...
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