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... get in they seem to happily wait, again our trusty cruise tour guide gets us in within a few minutes, proper security check this time and we are in. Gobsmacked really, the sheer size alone is stunning and full to the brim with marble statues, stunning mosaics, amazingly decorated domes and pillars and the odd dead pope in glass cases! So from yeah if we have to, to really pleased we went! The obligatory gift shop which carried the most ...
Matt had researched a few pubs and eateries to visit on the way home.
Deb and I left after dinner but the kids kicked on. Apparently they got home at 2 am. Serve them right if they all have hangovers for the Segway tour I have orgainised for the morning.
It was the Feast of the Assumption of Mary today and a public holiday... Also Ben prepared a 3 course feast for our dinner. Stracciatella soup Saltimbocca with gnocchi and tomato and mushroom ragu Sponge finger biscuits with peaches and ice cream Of course it was all ...
... NO way!!
Next stop, San Luigi dei Francesi, the national French church in Rome. I teach French!
For us the big attraction here was definitely The Calling of St Matthew. We spent a long time reading about it and viewing it. Love it. There are also painting of his inspiration to write the gospel, and his martyrdom, all by Caravaggio. All this art, for free!!
We wandered into a Basilica - San Agostino. We had no ...
... indoors [and very new], this is possibly the model for things to come. While the general opinion is that it is sterile, lacking the colour and vibrancy of the outdoor markets, the produce is still fresh and seemed to be going out the door just as quickly as we had observed in the more traditional markets.