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Wow.. a lot to report on from our travels over the last five days or so!!
- A day spent admiring the city of Pompeii that was destroyed in the first century AD by, first an earthquake, then a volcano eruption (Vesuvius)
- Three days in Rome to see the many sights there are to see there:
1. The Spanish Steps
2. The Trevi Fountain
3. The Pantheon
4. The Colloseum
5. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
6. Piazza Navona and the Fountain ...
... magnificent enormous structure that would have been amazing in its day when covered with marble! ( After an earthquake the vatican borrowed or recycled all of the marble - guides get quiet bitter & twisted about this) We then went across to the Palatino area where our next guide David was fabulous & kept us entertained for the next two hours! Amazing how the structures were built & how we still use alot of the same principles today! We can not believe ...
... were unbelievable, at the bottom of the steps their was a little fountain which was nice but at the top of the steps and a very large building that the steps lead to. As it has been Christmas there was a massively massive Christmas tree right in the middle of the steps which was really annoying because you couldn't get a proper picture from the bottom to the top. Afterwards we made our way back down to the Pantheon and ...
... when a beautiful girl in an open baggy button-up walks into my room. Her name's Margaux and she's also coming from Paris, spending the summer in Italy trying to Couchsurf and hostel-hop her way into the best kinds of trouble. She laughs at my grocery bag/hitch sign and tells me about a few good places to get authentic pizza. I ask if she'd like to grab some food with me but she wags her finger: that would require pants.
The sun's ...
... to our flashlight detective work). So we left.
More Piazza Please...
After briefly seeing a surprisingly small Fontana delle Tartarughe, we started to head back to the metro to go back to the hotel for a few minutes and wandered past the Roman Synagogue briefly along with Piazza del Campidoglio which is right next to the Roman Forum, but we apparently missed when we were there previously. There was a couple having their wedding ...
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