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... it included many Egyptian hieroglyphs. It first stood in his circus, but Sixtus V had Domenico Fontana move it in 1586 to the centre of St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. It is also a sun dial. Its’ shadows mark noon over the signs of the zodiac in the white marble disks in the paving of the square. The obelisk rests upon four couchant lions, each with two bodies whose tails intertwine. I did remember a bit about its age and the move but had not heard about ...
At St Peter's Basilica we looked at some faumous artwork and roma statues. We looked at a dead Saint, who was a priest who did a miracle. The miracle that he did was that when he died his body did not rot away like a dead person.
We also went to the Sistine chappel where Michaelanglo painted many paintings on the
walls and ceilings that were really awesome.
Today was bizarre. We got up, ate and were out by 11. We reached the train station to find it locked. We asked some locals why the station was locked. Apparently the company planed a strike on the 21st. No train service for Friday but it will resume Saturday. We are stuck in Labaro. We sat in the park then ventured to the supermarket out here. It's very small. We ...
... station in Rome is a very busy place. We found our platform easily and boarded the first class car at the front of the fast TrenItalia train. We were served with morning tea not long after departing! So different to my backpacking experiences! We passed many sunflower fields, corn crops and vineyards and stopped in Florence and Bologna on the way.
We arrived in Venice at around 1:30 ...
... the conversation with them. Turned out they are from Spain (Malaga) and we took the opportunity to practice our Spanish. We really got along over the course of the dinner, and even though we were felling happy from all the wine, the guy ordered limoncello for everyone, which, surprise to me, is a very strong but sweet liquor. We payed our bill and the couple suggested we walk by the Tiber river, where there were merchants selling food, things and beer. After a bit ...