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... us from ogling it and strolling through the grounds. The exterior is very impressive, and I can only imagine that we missed a really good tour of the interior as well.
Another not-to-be-missed site is the bridge traversing the Tiber and connecting the borough of Borgo to the castle, known these days as the Ponte Sant'Angelo. Its history is just as varied as the castle's--they used to display the bodies ...
... just in time for our tour at 3pm. The Vatican Museum was huge and we know we did not make it through all of it; partly because of time and also because we were so excited to see the Sistine Chapel at the end. We included a few pics of what we liked best at the museum but in no way do our pics come close to how much art and history are there. As for the Sistine Chapel....WOW! We stayed there for about two hours the with our heads up the entire time. We examined ...
... dream of it, especially after reading on the Internet not to drink the tap water in Rome! We went and washed our hands at one of the fountains before we ate. It was wonderfully cold; we minorly considered trying some water but decided to rather not risk it.
We had an absolutely fantastic stretch of health throughout the trip as far as our tummies were concerned, except for a few isolated upsets earlier on the trip that strangely ...
... dude had just arrived, didn't have a clue where to go, and was not really getting anywhere with the confusing conversation he was having with the lady at Vodaphone. Having been the lost tourist myself many many times, I thought this would be an appropriate time to jump in, so I offered to take him to Piazza Duomo and help him find his way. Although this was really no problem for me (not having a ton of commitments in my vita Italiano!), he ...
... not every single every minute) but I HATED the line up to get in (over 1 1/2 hours) and hated the people who snuck in right behind us as we approached the gate and I really hated that I felt like herd of cows shuffling through this grotesque display of "Look what we have, we are so rich!" For those of you who know me, you know I'm pretty easy going, but I must admit, i felt disgusted by the display of richness in ONE place. I know that the crowds contributed to my frustration... ...
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