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Livia's dining room was one of the prettiest arts of work I've seen. The room was built for Livia, the wife of Emperor Augustus. The walls of the dining room were transported to a museum in Rome for the public to sit in and observe. The paintings inside have been modified in four different stages. We did not realize this room was Livia's until the famous ...
... theater and a giant renovation project of the Portico d'Ottavia (Octavia's Porch). On a side note, when I googled how to spell the portico name, I found out that there used to be a restaurant serving Jewish food on NYC's East Side called Octavia's Porch. Interesting.
On to the Colosseum. We had seen it from various distances every day here so far, but had not quite made it inside. Today was the last day of our 3-day Roma pass ...
... dock. Today for cruise ships were docked as well as a number of commercial vessels.
It was important that we had one last breakfast and bid goodbye to our crew before our scheduled departure from the yacht at about 830 am. Before leaving the yacht, we collected our passports at the reception desk of the yacht and proceeded to the gangway which lead to a building in which the crew had deposited our luggage. Immediately upon exiting the building we were directed to ...
... br> 19. Land in Dubai.
23. Boarding commences.
24. Boarding was to second boarding area, not plane.
25. Now boarding.
26. Fly to Melbourne.
29. More movies.
30. More toilet.
32. Triple toilet.
33. Land in Melbourne.
34. Bus to Southern Cross Station.
35. Train to Geelong.
36. Walk home. 8am.
Home, but Ian remembers ...
... original foundations. It was amazing knowing the city as we knew it, is built ontop of another city which we can see the foundation in odd places.
Next we walked past Piazza Navona which is a square where Roman racing games used to be held back in the first century. The church off the square is Sant’Agnese in Agone which is dedicated to St Agnese which was a catholic woman prosecuted and embarrassed in public by removal of her clothes, but her deep faith helped her ...