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Travel Blogs from Rome
... the birth of Christ. The Sistine ceiling is generally recognized as one of the most impressive works of art ever created, and the sheer size of this masterpiece (5,900 sq. ft.) is amazing. In addition to the ceiling, Michelangelo also painted "The Last Judgment" on the rear wall of the chapel, which is a monumental work of art in itself. Sadly, the poor illumination inside the chapel makes viewing difficult, and photography is strictly prohibited, ...
... tasks! Roman broccoli looks much different than what we would expect in the US. In fact I had seen it at the grocery store and didn't even know what it was. This was boiled so that the water with the flavor could be used to boil with the other vegetables to create a unique and organic flavor for the risotto to boil in.
Once the ingredients for the meatballs were ready, the bread pieces were soaked in milk. This only took a second and then you squeeze the bread ...
Thanksgiving Sunday and we are in Rome. After breakfast we decided to walk to the Vatican. It looked like it was closer but it took an hour and a half. We turned into St. Peter's Basillica and there were thousands of people descending on the square. It was like being a sheep in a giant herd....once caught in the middle there was no way out! The Pope came out for what we thought would be an address. Instead he began what turned ...
... and 3 big luggages! That was his work out for the day. Ok, we found out that our GPS was on the blink everytime Ben stopped and changed gears to start again....Yup, this is going to be a fun trip driving standard and our GPS going bonkers.
We get to the hotel at the Crowne Plaza St. Peter at about noon when we discovered that check-in is not until 3:00 pm. Ok, lets store our luggage with security at the ...
... me right in.....sat down and did the one finger report. He did laugh a bit as I asked where the mob guys were and stuff....google maps on phone is an **** saver......cuz nothing here is straight for more than 10 feet it seems.
So back to the day.... had to pack up n goooooooo. Its a bit of a ways so figured a day to get miles fast. So the Autostrada. I got us a route that looked good into the GPS. Oh by the way all of this is taking time from the ...
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