Casale della Certosa
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... in Rome are enormous solid doors leading up to peoples apartments. These doors are huge and give the impression more of a fortress than a home. Beautifully polished golden kick plates, adorned with anti intrusion spikes paired with polished name plates and door bells and ornate stone carving above make for a truly grand entrance!
Given that we had to check out by 12noon, we came back to our room to pack our bags ...
... Woke up bright and early Sunday morning, ready to explore. I wish I could say it was because of my excitement. The reality is that the weather was stifling and sweaty, the heat **********ducive to forty (or even twenty) winks.
Basically, in sum, I did so much on my first day that if I wrote in great detail, I'd be here all day. I started off inadvertently celebrating Mass in an Australian-dedicated Cathedral. The Vittorio Emmanuele monumento was simply monstrous. Went ...
... it is used for its true purpose. The audience of 10,000 (that's just inside the basilica) spiralled twice around St Peter's Square - they could do with some queuing system - but we all made it inside in time. Mind you, after initial anxieties about taking in cameras we needn't have worried as we were surrounded by all manner of photo equipment, although I do think holding up an iPad to take a photo is just naff. The ...
... apartment so I wouldn't forget it (like I'm ever going to). It was so depressing. I kept thinking that this was the last time I was doing riding the bus back from school, the last time I would pick up fresh fruit from this market, etc. I can't believe how fast these past five weeks have gone. Italy is absolutely completely entrancing. It's so hard to explain. I stayed up all night with my friends, literally. We separated only for about an hour and a half so ...
... the 12th to the 17th century. Renaissance art is awe aspiring. Most of the displayed works is related to the birth and growth of Christianity. The smaller Borghese Gallery is smaller than the Vatican Museum. However their exhibit rooms include works from the best artists of the Renaissance Era. Each room has both wall and ceiling paintings and many have outstanding sculptures. The museum has some of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's most famous ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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