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Just after lunch time and the crew are kick in' it in Roma! Ahhhh Rome, the land of the Romans, pizza, pasta and all that other stuff we all know and love. Known as the Eternal City because Ancient Romans believed that no matter what happened to the world or how many empires came and collapsed, Rome would go on forever.
... so we just have to work out which day we go where, except for the Vatican as that day and time is fixed. We also plan a day trip to a village just north of here to see the village and the largest volcanic lake in Italy.
Dubrovnik is going to a rest for us.
Spoke to soon, we just had a brief shower.
We have 5 or 6 days here and then to Dubrovnik for 5 days and then back home to our little house.
... to bring home. We exited, sat in some shade and had a pow-wow for what to do next: we voted on the Capitoline Museum which houses millions of artifacts from ancient times including statues (mainly of people, but a few overly large feet, heads and hands), busts (including a medusa!), gems, grave headstones (with translations, very interesting!!!) and coins. Mason loved the coins. There were also several paintings and tapestries. ...
... we were bus travelers, and soon, we would be Metro travelers... The Metro, apparently went straight to St Peters Square. The problem though was that we needed a ticket ! Damn.. Guess we better figure out how to do that., so in broken Italian, I discovered all we had to do was go to a Tabbachi and get one. Seems the tobacco sellers sell all the tickets as well as tobacco. That's a trend throughout the whole of Italy. You even buy parking tickets at the Tabbachi. Armed with our one ...
... side of this huge white marble structure, there are chariots and winged goddesses that are easily recognizable even from such a distance. Up close, I liked the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, surrounded by Italian military, and carved all the way across the length of the building.
The traffic around the Vittoriano (the Piazza has one of those traffic circles!) is crazy. I don’t know how they decide which pedestrian ...