Travel Blogs from Rome
... little more night time walking and came back to The hotel for some much needed sleep. This morning we went to the gym, had the best breakfast and then relaxed by the pool and swam. We are now headed to the airport in Rome Ono catch our flight to Athens. I will load pictures and let you know how it is there tomorrow. Hopefully not much hotter than the 40 degrees it already is here. Ciao for now,
Alice and ...
... the atmosphere wasn't great because it certainly was. We sat in the heart of Curva Sud which is where all the AS Roma fans sit which was quite the experience. Middle fingers were being thrown towards the Lazio players and fans, flares were going off rows in front of me, smoke grenades were being lit (at least that's my description of them) , and flags waved proudly. Unfortunately, Roma did not win or even score and the game ended in a 0-0 draw. This was probably ...
... religous importance and significance. There were many people there and even outside there will were people queuing for two hours or more just to get up to ticket office.
There was some really significant pieces of art and also beautifully decorated ceilings. Of particular note were the frescos painted by Raphael and off course the paintings by Michelangelo in the Cistene Chapel.
... The whole Colosseum and Forum area was the centre of Rome back in those days.
We wandered the city for a few hours, ate pizza, sourced a quality bottle of wine for €3 (yes budget travelers!) and headed home.
Monday morning started with a visit to the Church of Sant'lgnazio Di Loyola which has a 3D ceiling and an optical illusion dome. Very impressive! We made our way ...
... Fountain and Spanish Steps and were off on the metro to see San Giovanni Laterna. This is the Pope's church and apparently more religiously significant than even St. Peter's Basilica. It was gorgeous inside, as all churches in Europe seem to be, and also housed the remains of several well-beloved Popes. Adjacent to the church are the Scala Sancta, or Sacred Stairs. Supposedly (I know, I'm a cynic) Jesus walked these same stairs up to his judgement by Pontius Pilate. (Technically ...
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