Ibis Roma Fiera
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... of negotiating a few more halls, stairs and rooms, and we enter the Sistine Chapel. The paintings here are vivid, and the height of the chapel ceiling confirms the mammoth task undertaken by Michelangelo over 3 years. It's a solemn place, with the silence broken by the Vatican security that remind people that no photographs is allowed. While it is something surely to do, as you walk in the footsteps of popes who have private morning and afternoon ...
... work for the Holy Year of 1650 - well guess what - he didn't finish it in time! It would be 50 years before they got them finished - that's over time and my bet is they were over budget too!! In the centre aisle of the church, he left 12 alcoves in which to put statues of the 12 apostles. I took a bit of liking to St Thomas (see below)! Seeing the apostles all looking out and ...
... as though something magical should happen when I go into a religious place and then I am always let down. I didn't even get it were we IN the Vatican or was this justa museum.. I basically wandered with the tour day dreaming and looking around while Sinisa was listening hard and taking everything in she had to say it was almost more interesting watching his face than listening to her. I am so happy now that we took the 830 tour and not the 1 or 2 pm ...
... Very strange how the Vatican City they call another country and state although it is surrounded by Rome, you don't need a passport to get there and all that seems to be there is museums and churches and the pope of course. Anyway the walking tour took us past the Spanish steps, the pantheon and a few other things I can't remember the names of, angel bridge. Rome has so many old buildings and fountains it is really incredible. Once the tour finished at ...
... about 4pm so no line did we face. Having just heard the whole history of the place, we were thoroughly intrigued.
Back at the hostel the four of us agreed to meet at 7:30pm to go and get dinner. We were joined by a roommate of Ingrid's and found a nearby restaurant. Everyone else got pizza, but thoroughly sick of carbohydrates (no kitchens have been at the Italian hostels meaning little choice but takeaway pizza and sandwiches constantly!), I had a veal ...