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Travel Blogs from Rome
... up at 6:00 am! After we all got dressed we went upstairs for breakfast. We were going to take the elevator but when Mum saw how squishy it was inside she said we better take the stairs. I counted the stairs and altogether there were 80. For breakfast I had 2 and a half bowls of cereal and a bread roll. To drink I had water and a hot chocolate. The hot chocolate was DELICIOUS! After breakfast we went back ...
... or repairing next. The basilica is as awe-inspiring as ever. I am happy to find only a handful of people at the rail to view Michaelangelo's Pieta. It's a gift to view the Pieta in relative solitude. This masterpiece takes your breath away and brings one to tears.
After walking through St Peter's and saying a few prayers, I head back out to the bus stop. I know the 492 bus which takes a route back behind the Vatican where we stayed for 9 nights in an apartment ...
... than I was anticipating. On our way to the Colosseum we passed many street performers, market stalls selling original products from China, and the kind of buskers who paint themselves silver and stand still for payment. One of the more clever performers we saw was a duo of "monks" utilising the chi force to lift a seated monk with only one hand. The photograph here captures the concept well, and it took us a few moments before ...
But Amy and I hit the highlights in 2.5! It was a whirlwind but totally worth every second.
Today was much calmer than the past two. This morning Amy and I decided just to go to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona because our feet and legs were still a little sore. We also went to Giolitti's for gelato and sat outside for a bit.
I don't think I've ever walked as much as I did ...
In a nutshell, my day was like this:
6:00am - wake up
6:30am - go run (in the gorgeous Borghese)
7:30am - in shower
7:55am - hotel breakfast
8:20am - on Metro
8:40am - lost outside Metro station
8:45am - still lost and running out of time
8:50am - running to the Vatican Cafe
9:00am - on tour into Vatican City
12:00p - Vatican tour over
12:05p - browsing St. Peter's some more
12:30p - lost on way to Metro