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Travel Blogs from Santa Marinella
... that means if you don't get overrun by a horde tourists and their cameras.
Amazingly, they have curtained off an area, where any Christian wishes to pray. There are still benches in front of the several altars where people can still sit for prayer and thought. but again you will be disurbed by people taking pictures!
When you think about joining the queue, don't be put off by its length! Generally it is very long but ...
... exited outside to torrential rain! We took cover under a roof and waited for the rain to pass before walking back into town, leaving the impressive Vatican city behind us. We walked across Ponte Sant Angelo and continued on to Piazza Navona where we had wine while we hid from another downpour! When the rain stopped we ventured out to find a spot for dinner. We had previously consulted our rough guide book and wanted to get to a family run fish shop. After a bit of a struggle ...
... fašade of one of the greatest areas in Rome, the Roman Senate. You’ll have to imagine it covered in marble. It’s a really tall building, and your voice echoes wonderfully in there – great acoustics, all the better hear the orators and the Emperor as he speaks.
A rounded colonnade and a courtyard with two stone ponds is all that is left of the temple for the Vestal Virgins, the virgins entrusted with keeping Rome’s sacred ...
... at the gallery in the form of a white marble nude.
Although I loved the sculptures, especially the Berninis, I was underwhelmed with the Cardinal’s narrow taste – Italian painters, religious themes. (It turns out the paintings of the period were almost all of a religious nature.)
We returned with the Halvorsens, who STILL don’t have their luggage (day 6). They went on to shop for a few more clothes; ...
... br> obnoxiously... It's ridiculous. You'd have to be in
a cab to actually understand..
Sunday we had our walking tour of Rome, which was long but a lot of
fun. We basically hit all the popular spots in Rome and had a really
good lunch (I got fettuccine with tomato meat sauce... it was
and then got some gelato, which was also soo
good. At the end, the ARD who was showing us around informed us that we
were on our own ...