Domus Carmelitana

Via Alberico II, 44, Rome, Lazio, 00193, Italy | Hotel
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Among the teaming hordes

A travel blog entry by badefamily


... the ceiling. And every once in a while a voice droned 'Silence'. The wall and ceiling were in much brighter colours than I had expected. It took Michelangelo 9 years to complete it, but others did the walls. I was quite impressed with the lower walls which were painted as if they were curtains, and were very realistic.
Next it was into St Peters Basillica - it is massive, full of statues of Popes, and ...

What the barbarians didn't take, the Barberini did

A travel blog entry by alexproc


... as you approach the top of the dome the thickness of the concrete becomes thinner, allowing the dome to be completely unsupported. It was pretty amazing. Also it is the burial site of Raphael (the painter, not the ninja turtle Georgina) . Yet the most fascinating thing about the Pantheon was that the bronze that once lined the inside roof of the portico had been stolen by the Pope. Like seriously they stripped the bronze away from the Pantheon ...


A travel blog entry by noyelles


... largest church in Rome with relatively few visitors although there was a large group of nuns who arrived at the same time. At the eastern end of the basilica there is a giant Byzantine style, half hemispherical mosaic covering the ceiling & above a side chapel is another flat mosaic which is so fine that we thought it was a painting. The place is gigantic & was beautifully rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1824 in a fairly severe classical ...

It was a dark and stormy night

A travel blog entry by mjbolen


... in Rome so I had to make the most of it. Janet’s niece, Whitney, came in from Lyon, France to join Janet for her trip to northern Italy and Paris. Janet decided to have a low key and spa day at the hotel so John, Whitney and I took the early train into Rome determined to get inside the Vatican and see the Sistine Chapel. We arrived at Saint Peter’s Square about quarter to nine, passed through security, had our tickets and were on our way into Saint ...

Veni, vidi, vici

A travel blog entry by miles_to_go


... October, August must be pure hell.

  • Capitoline Hill has been inhabited since the 17th century BCE. That's mind blowing.
  • Thanks a lot, Assassin's Creed. I'm walking all over Rome looking at historical landmarks, and inevitably my first thought it, "I climbed that."
  • The downside of learning how to ask for directions in Italian: the answer is given in rapid Italian and is therefore rendered useless. ...

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