Hotel Dei Congressi
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It wasn't a long way home, but the Hop-on bus was just around the corner so we took the easy option! 2 stops and we were back to Termini and 5 mins from the apartment. A couple of extras at the shops for our dinner then back to collapse.
Dinner at 'Il Nostro Posto' (Our place) tonight. Check out the photos of the amazing banquet of local produce lovingly prepared by Mary & Lynda!
The long day is done... another adventure tomorrow!
... I'm sure you all can guess, it took a while to prepare. The students split up into two parties: in the kitchen working with the produce & the meat, and in the other room working on creating pasta and pastries.
I was in the kitchen. Oddly, that is where the girls seemed to migrate.. go figure. There was however, two italian men who joined us. I can't complain.
It was so much fun. For those that know me well know that I ...
... for us so we were able to get the best deal. Unfortunately, they only had two phones there at that store. 6 of us gave Corinne our money for the number and then went down the street to buy phones. We all got the same phones but different colors. The phone that I got was about half the size of my iPhone and was very basic. But that's all I need. We were all excited to get back to the residence to try out our new phones. We first had to figure out how to change ...
... I gawped long.
Of all the ruins, the Colosseum is the one that still looks most like how it did back then, it is still intact enough that from the high vantage point, if you squint and overlay your imagination onto the vista, it's not hard to induce a controlled hallucination involving thundering crowds and lions tearing apart actors in gaudy facepaint to the clarion of bronze trumpets. It's almost visible. Almost palpable.
Then the Roman Forum, a ...
... big bushy white beard. He was tied, not nailed, to the cross. And the cross wasn't a cross at all. It looked as though it was two logs fashioned together in the form of an X. His arms were tied to the upper part of the X, his legs to the bottom. I don't normally take photos in churches, but this was an exception. Oh, Popes Pius II and III are entombed in this church on the corner of our street. I don't think Toronto has even had two ...
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