Grand Hotel Villa Dei Papi
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... got back on the bus and headed for the Colosseum. By now it was getting quite hot but it was worth the heat to hear our guide's description of the building and she really brought it to life. They recently have put a partial wooden floor over the columns that held up the original floor. Originally this was a lake and they had mock sea battles but then they built a warren of rooms and walls. Over this they put a floor with trap doors which is how the gladiators ...
... inside, we strolled around taking pictures and exploring the sections they permit tourists to enter, which was most of the above ground arena. The main floor of the arena did not withstand the test of time leaving the underground labyrinth of holding cells and chambers exposed. However, we both still really wanted to be able to go down below the structure and explore but I think that is reserved for people who fork out the money for special tours. We ...
... one. Some of the Americans needed a little translation, but they knew he was being amusing, so after the joke had ben explained among themselves, they all found him amusing. We began walking through the streets while he pointed out the different architectural periods and the styles represented by the various buildings. We learned of Popes and Cardinals, Kings and conquerors. According to Dario. I lost track of the number of folk who had tragic accidents with knives. Seems to be ...
... cheese (the quantity deppend on how much and strong taste you want to leave in the risotto dish)
- celery, carrots and onion for the vegetable stock (keep the skin of the yellow onion as it will release a nice color to the stock)- 1 cup heavy cream (get condensed milk or evaporated milk unsweetened)- 5 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup/ 50gr freshly grated pecorino romano cheese
... as the world's largest dance floor. And so we danced... Wed: Awoke to the sing-song melody of the locals in the square. Our window opens right on to the square with the sounds of the local cafe, old ladies on benches, and children echoing as if they were in the room with you. Almost makes you feel as if you belong. Spent the entire day sight-seeing: St. Marks Basilica, Rialto Bridge, shopping, and running recon for American breakfast. ...