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... was born and where the legend of Romulus and Remus occurred. It was a lovely warm sunny afternoon, the surroundings were magnificent but we were reaching information overload and still had the steps to climb up to the Capitoline Hill.
We climbed the steps, refilled our water bottles as we passed by one of the many water fountains in Rome, marvelled at Michelangelo's design of the City Hall and two palaces that flank it (now ...
So I have to say I was a bit skeptical about what the Vatican was going to be. We all know I am not that religious but wow!!! That is all I can say. It was an early morning wake up so we could be to the Vatican by 9:00 am. We toured the entire Vatican Museum on our way to the Sistine Chapel. When we walked in I got the chills and it actually took my breath away. It is unreal!! Thanks to the Rick Steve's Visitor's Guide book, and Jake's quick study of the book, I learned so much ...
... Just proves that males can multi- task. Arrived at our apartment which has a view of St Peters (about 100 metres away). Rainbow was touching the dome. Realised that the supermarket was shut ( they close at midday on Sunday in Italy) so dinner so just as well we had a bag of pasta. Off to St Peters tomorrow after a trip to the supermarket for ...
... the Spanish steps and wandered up them over to the Villa Medici although it was too late for us to go inside. We weren't done yet! Before we finished our day we wandered past the Triton Fountain (also closed for restoration), past the four fountains (San Carlo Quatro Fontane), Piazza Della Republica, Teatro dell Opera and Santa Maria Maggiore. It was finally time to stop for the day and get a bite to eat. We finally found Darrell some Fettuccine Alfredo and I strayed from ...
... decided to share some past loves of Rome with Ken.
We set off early to Castel Sant Angelo. A papal refuge, the city's main garrison and a top security prison. All overseen by the pope at various times throughout history. This building also goes way back to early Roman times. Initially it was Hadrian's mausoleum, he built the walls of Rome, and it was later a quick escape for the pope from the Vatican.
Loved the epitaph that Hadrian ...