Travel Blogs from Rome
... Stop for lunch, and then we
will continue on to visit St Paul. Outside the Walls, here we celebrate
Mass. Continue our tour via the Appian Way -- the oldest road from Roman
times--plus the famous Domino Quo Vadis Chapel; see the ancient Baths
of Caracalla, Arch of Drusus; Tomb of Celilia Metella, and the catacombs
of St Callixtus where the early Christians hid themselves to escape
... to be built, will be the main entrance into the Church, it tells of origin and the end of human beings and the road which, according to Jesus teachings, lead to personal fulfilment and glory. The interior of the Church is amazing, as soon as you enter the Church you are taken by the Spaciousness, intimacy, quiet, peace, colour, light, glory, sorrow, tranquility, thought, reflection and so much more, the bone like columns of the church fan out like the fronds of a palm trees making a ...
... rings its her......she says all is good.....come n get a passport...WAHOOOOO.
We get our stuff together...hop on da bikes n off we go....getting there was fairly easy only one nav error.....wish we could ride like this back home. The embassy was open.....they all knew us at the front and they waved us n...still had to drop our phones and stuff into lockers but really friendly crew. Popped into the consular section.....and...hmmm.....all sorts of people ...
... guys lead, chatted with the Swiss army guards. They were really very nice & gave us free tickets to mass, said by the Pope in the square on Sunday. We are lucky because he is not always available for mass & certainly tickets are not easy to come by. I had assumed these guards were just like those garding the British palace, but not true they will salute you and pose for pictures. Their uniform was kindly designed ...
... about St Peter himself, about the various Popes and the range of statues and so on inside the Basilica. The altar and Dome from the inside looking up are very impressive as is the whole Church, which is quite beautiful and very grand. Lots of gold frescoes, mosaics, gold writing, gold everything, but very tasteful.. Katie and I enjoyed seeing some of the remains of former Popes, covered in wax, or bronze lying in their glass tombs. It is a very beautiful Church ...
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