Travel Blogs from Rome
... able to get a better look at the maze of the underground filled with chambers and cells. After we were finished exploring the colosseum we sat out side admiring the classic tourist shot of the colosseum whiles eating our lunch. We then headed into the roman forum and Paletine hill, so many roman relics laying around. The arco di Tito (arch way) was really impressive! We spent ages wandering around exploring all the sites, came across some ...
... grumpily on the loudspeaker. Also as this is close to the end of the museum I had been on my feet for about six hours and it is hard to feel holy when your feet are aching. To keep the kids going we promised to stop and get a hot chocolate or something on the way back. We stopped just round the corner from the apartment at a bar and the girls decided on gelato, Ryan on hot chocolate and Stephen and I red wine. It was great to find this was a bar which ...
... than just wandering by yourself and looking at random columns and bricks since the signage/information is not comprehensive and not located in many places at all =S.
Key moments for me was finding the dining room in the Palantine…still with the marbled floor, the grand lower entrance hall with the Amazonian fountain (still visible…sorta) and the Stadium! Ah I knew the Romans were admired but standing there at the Forum with ...
... counting the number of people who bypass these to go straight to St Peter's Basilica and/or Square. Let's do a little math on that: our tickets cost 20 Euros apiece, meaning from this museum traffic alone the Vatican pulls in 400,000 Euro per day (146 million per year). Couple that with the money from all the other extra-territorial (the Vatican is technically a country and technically all or much Catholic property is disconnected Vatican land) ...
... AND sleep.
I have to say that this weekend made me feel a deeper connection to Rome. Although I am excited for Greece, Madrid, London, and more traveling throughout Italy, I would be content staying here more as well. I love feeling a connection to a city that is so different than Minnesota or Chicago. I think I might pick another country to study in next fall.... sorry family, I know you miss me :).
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