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... by the Pope, and contains a relic of the communion table of St Peter, and the baldacchino which hangs over the High Altar contains a reliquary with the heads of St Peter and St Paul. The Altar of the Holy Sacrament contains a cedar table that is said to be the one used by Christ at the Last Supper.The kids were very impressed with the enormous statues of the saints- which didn't seem huge until we stood below them!
The obelisk outside Laterno (to the side, where ...
The sun had set but the day was far from over. we decided to take a stroll to Fontana Di Trivei. Enroute we saw Piazza Venezia. My feet were really hurting after so much of walk during the day however the sight of the fountain lifted up my spirits. I throw a coin over my shoulder making a secret wish !!
Finally, the day ended with a nice Indian dinner.
Today although unplanned, we decided to visit the other ...
As you may have figured out already -- my yahoo account has been hacked. To catch you up, I don't have a cousin that needs a transplant so don't send money to the hacker. For now, I am not receiving any emails from my yahoo account because they have locked me out. This is a lesson in patience I suppose. According to Robin, I am able to send messages. But in case you aren't getting regular updates don't panic and you can send me a message via the blog site or to ...
... so amazingly gorgeous. It's also so easy to get around.
Some places visited:
The ruins of the Roman Forum & Palentine Hill
4D movie theatre playing the history of Rome (Time Elevator was the name- a fun way for the kids to pick up some knowledge)
Trevi Fountain (of course, we all tossed a coin in the beautiful fountain to ensure our ...
... movie.... Anyway, once at the top of the stairs, there is info about the place's past everywhere. Fires ravaged the Colosseum multiple times. Month-long events were held there, where 1000's lost their lives all in the name of entertainment. For example, one event held there went for 117 days and included the slaughter of 9,000 gladiators and 10,000 animals. Fun times. Even during the lunch intermissions of some events, they had entertainers re-enact old stories of Rome's past. And ...