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... was actually recommended to me by a friend at the hostel in Florence, who said that he'd had "the best Tiramisu of his life" there. It was really good, although I'm not sure exactly how one ranks Tiramisus. I will say that real Italian Tiramisu has been the biggest eye-opener on this trip so far - it is absolutely nothing like North American tiramisu! It comes in a bowl, and is much more creamy and less sweet.
We returned home after dinner - need to be up early for tomorrow!
... We got to the steps nice and early, and waited with another elder couple for a tour guide to arrive as the website said they would. And at 10am we found our tour guide and started the tour with a group. On the tour we saw and learned about the following:
-Piazza Novana with the famous fountain of Bernini, the pride of Roman Baroque.
-The Vatican - we went inside the Vatican and climbed to the top! It was absolutely ...
... do have to queue with the rest of the faithful, and go through security, and get vetted by the security guards for appropriate attire (knees and shoulders are not to be showing in case you wondered). Actually whilst the queue was quite long, you get through it really quickly. The basicilia is absolutely massive which exceded my expectations; something you have to see to believe. The Pope wasn't there to greet us at the door, but I'm sure he ...
... still standing! The Romans were a pretty smart and advanced race. - We were starving and so left the colosseum to find some lunch and just as we finished it started to POUR with rain. Like, sideways, blow your umbrella inside out kind of rain. We all got drenched and decided we'd just head back to the hostel and get dry and see each other the next day. - Once dry, Pappas and I decided to venture out again to Castel Sant Angelo which was a fortress then ...
... way to Rome. Everywhere in Rome there are tree, they are a variety of pine but also called umbrella trees. All the ruins are over 2000 years old the driver said. We saw the Governors residence and a large grassed area in front which was used for Chariot Racing. The building is also where Romulus killed his brother Remus. Our journey also took us too ...