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... said that the Basilica was built on the tombs of all the popes and saints. The alter was built on the tomb of Saint Peter. When we came out of the Basilica we handed back the Audio Guides, we went outside to have lunch. For lunch we had focaccia. After we ate we came back home. We waited for about an hour then we went for a walk to a restaurant called Goose and had dinner there.Then we came home, washed up and ...
... for free! It was getting hot by this time today. The Giardini degli Aranci lies close to the church and provides vistas over Rome with a view of St. Peter's Dome. I then walk farther up the hill to the Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta which has a famous door that houses a "secret"... well it's not such a secret as it's in every guidebook and on the internet. There are a few people lined up. The door has a keyhole that is positioned in such a way that when you look through you ...
... has reinvented itself more times than Madonna, largely as a result of various rulers wanting to leave their unique stamp on the place, or destroy it altogether. The current incarnation of this monument bares little resemblance to the original Colosseum. Unbeknownst to all but one member of our tour, there was somewhat of an indie celebrity amongst us. A British teen recognised a young Canadian man (seen in our photos in a green ...
... catch an earlier train and head back to Milan to rest and get ready for the week.
It's kind of bittersweet to leave Rome. In some weird way it felt like home. Granted I did "live" there for a month, but I didn't realize how attached I really was to the city and everything it has I offer. I would love to go back and hit all my old stomping grounds and my favorite gelato place that was ...
... s Market all this time... and it was not a market
6:00p - head to hotel
6:10p - in Metro
6:25p - exit Metro
6:35p - in shower
7:00p - Eddie arrives
7:05p - at sidewalk cafe
7:30p - on bus
7:45p - waiting on line for the opera
8:00p - opera starts
9:45p - opera ends (it was fantastic!)
10:00p - at Campo de Fiori
10:30p - at dinner in Lucifero
midnight - at Tiber river (he explains about the lover's ...