Travel Blogs from Rome
I am now in Rome. We arrived on the 17th of May (Saturday) and went to the Vatican. The next day (Sunday) we woke up and walked around Rome and figuring out where everything was before retreating back to St Peters square to get blessed by Pope Francesco which took about 10 minutes and was all in Italian! Later that day after lunch we went to a church called the Pantheon that was built more than 2000 years ...
... Roman Forum and Palatine):
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Metro: Line B fermata Colosseo
Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel:
... not sure if it’s French or sour dough or what!). I read some of the History of Rome book that I bought a couple weeks ago—I am not going to finish it by next week like I planned! Something else to go into the ancillary luggage-ha! And now I’m surfing the channels looking for something that will hold my attention. It turns out that there are some things I won’t watch (Jersey Shore, for example) even if they are the only thing on TV in ...
... lines of a fingerprint. The addition of the small replica of the standing platform where epic conquests were fought is a subtle reminder of the estimated 500 000 people and 1 million animals that died on the colosseum stage. A stage that was covered in sand as best to clean up the blood.
I am amazed that something so beautiful was host to the most barbaric sports. Developed for peoples entertainment but also to distract the poor of their own dismal ...
... where we headed once we were settled in. The Piazza was busy with artists and tourists everywhere. We wandered and soaked up the Rome atmosphere before finding a supermarket and stocking up on supplies.
For dinner we went to a place in the Jewish Ghetto recommended by one of Ken's workmates. Once we found it, it was really nice. I had gnocchi with truffle cream and Ken had some lamb dish, which looked like hacked up bits of lamb ...