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Travel Blogs from Rome
... very emotional experience in this church. I was sitting quietly looking at all the magnificent marble carvings, when I felt mum was with me and she was safe. I have never felt anything like this before and it made my cry immediately as I felt moved by the feeling. I said to Sam I want to light a candle and he lit one for his mum too. This was beautiful and we then sat in silence for another 10 minutes or so. I bought 2 postcards and 2 purse cards on ...
... time for cooking!!)
We visited a national park and had a great long walk through to a lookout, drank our now obligatory cappuccino in the morning and black coffee or espresso in the afternoons. They are only about 1 euro each here so having a few out and about which is great and they are made so much better than France. Made some home made Spaghetti Vongole (clams) at the campsite which was pretty tasty I am informed but tricky to make on ...
... carved, it was actually just painted using a French shadowing technique. The next room was a room filled with maps of Italy. It was one of my favorites because the ceiling had reds, blues and greens that jumped right out at you. On the left side of the hallway were the cities on the Western coast of Italy, and on the right side were the Eastern cities.
Next came the four rooms leading up to the Sistine chapel. These rooms are known as Raphael’s rooms, because they ...
A little further along is the Fontana dell'Acqua Paola - a huge marble construction built to celebrate the repair of an important aqueduct (built by Trajan in AD 109, destroyed by invaders in the middle ages, and repaired in the early 17th century).
We continued up the hill on the Passeggiata del Giancolo, arriving next at the Piazzale Garibaldi, where there's a spectacular view over Rome (as well as several snack ...
Next stop, the Musei dei Capitolini, where we spent the next few hours. We marveled at the old papacy documents from the Secret Vatican Archives, beautifully presented in the exhibition halls of the museum. Every room was yet again decorated from floor to ceiling with Renaissance paintings, large bronze and marble sculptures of Popes, and magnificent tapestries depicting often gruesome battle scenes. ...
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