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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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... hours to catch my train to Naples thank goodness. I had a very long walk ahead of me (8 train stops) so I found the nearest McDonald's (as coffee in Rome is small, average and overpriced) and bought a large latte and a crossiant. After I sat for a minute and enjoyed it I was off. It actually only took me just over an hour - speed walking - I still had enough time back at the hostel to quickly skype Mum and Dad. With no metros running, it was extremely convenient that the hostel ...
... accurate Meridian Line depicting the position of the sun and of other stars in our galaxy.
Finally, a short(ish) walk to the hotel followed by an early dinner as we were both hungry after our very sketchy lunch. The streets were still packed with people, and the restaurant was still doing a roaring trade when we left about ten pm. While having our now customary nightcap at the Cin Cin Bar, a ...
... of 12 people start. We enter thru the door that they just built for last years jubilee year, a very modern building, , that leads thru some lookouts and some squares and gardens where the paintings that we will see in the Sistine chapel are explained to us - re then walk thru Raphaell Rooms which happened to also be where the accommodation apartments of previous popes were, until they built new apartments, the artwork was just ...
... standing in front of the picture to have their photo taken as they threw a coin into the "pond".
A little more than another 5 minutes and we were at the foot of the Spanish Scaffolding (Steps).
The building behind the obelisk was completely covered, but at least the screen over the scaffolding had a picture on it to show what was behind.
At the foot of the steps, the fountain was surrounded by a screen, empty and undergoing renovations.
We wandered on in search of ...
... a picture with my hand coming out the mouth of one of these heads. As the picture was being taken some museum employees came out the door right next to me. I'm not sure if they saw, or how much they saw but I heard them speaking among themselves in Italian and they sounded disapproving. Nearby was the National Museum of Rome. This museum had statues and mosaics, which were nice, but would really stood out to me was its hall of monsters. It went through mythology and ...