Grand Hotel Villa Tuscolana
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... port of the great city, but after laneway after laneway of collapsed brick walls it becomes a tad repetitive. I must admit that, should I have brought along some form of interpretive book or
map, it would doubtless have oozed more history, but I failed to, so it didn’t!
The museum there was a bit of a surprise however, it was filled with sculptures in various
states of preservation, dated prior to much of what we’d recently ...
... his eyes fixed on the ceiling. Imagine the cramps and the beating his eyes took—in fact, his sight remained damaged forever after—not to mention the bother of the paint
constantly dripping onto his face! Michelangelo fell twice from that catwalk, even breaking his leg, but he continued to paint, to create.In October of 1512, the work that would be remembered for centuries to come as one of the greatest treasures of humanity was finally finished and, ...
... After many centuries of changing hands, especially between medieval and Renaissance families, it has taken on a suburban look. The palace in the middle of town is still private and belongs to the Chigi family. Albano practically adjoins Castel Gandolfo. It has a long history; this is the reputed site of Alba Longa, the so-called mother city of Rome, but it's quite built-up and modern today. Trains going to Albano leave from Stazione Termini in Rome. Castel Gandolfo The ...
... dome, and to avoid using scaffolding, they had a bunch of rock climbers climb up it.
I was jealous. It also turned out to be a great place for a nap)
Oh yeah, I did forget about that bit. We saw the tombs of Italy's first two kings, Raphael (the painter I presume, the tomb looked too small for a ninja turtle) and the wicked famous queen they named Pizza Margherita (the default cheap food of italy) after.
... to take a different route home ... the sun is setting and we sort of know the general direction ... but this is Rome and we are in the heart of the tourist area ... I'm sure someone can help us if we get lost. Which we kind of do but in a good way ... we stumble across the Pantheon ... it is breathtaking ... it's magnificence can only possibly be surpassed by the Pyramids or Sphinx in Egypt. There is such a delight that comes with the unexpected ... it's hard ...