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... to be in a side chapel and participate in the celebration of a Mass! The main altar is reserved for only the Pope to celebrate Mass. It was truly a moving experience! St. Peter's Square looks just like all the pictures we have seen of it. You feel like you have been here before since we have seen it on tv and in pictures.
The Vatican Museum was huge. You can wander through the halls for days viewing all the art but the majority of ...
... that way.
I started off by walking around the bottom first, the realised that I
was going in the wrong direction and I had lost the people that I had
come in with, so I backtracked, headed up to the top floors, found
another part of the Contiki group, walked with them for a bit, took
some great pictures, then headed back down to the bottom floors and
headed out of the exit. If we had more time here, it would have been
better, but now we had 15 minutes to get ...
... for all it was worth! It’s everything coming together to make an atmosphere that we rarely experience in our lives back in Australia, and it has been worth the effort!
Starting from our wonderful continental breakfast, our day became one long feast of culture and presence. The Colliseum screamed stories or horror and victory past as we walked around it. Palatino Hill uncovered the roots of Rome in a story ...
21 board an early train to Bologna
22 arrive in Bologna in a terrential downpour
23 ironically, the city of Bologna was designed with extensive arcades (or portico) that sheltered us from the rain
24 duck into an internet cafe and book a last minute hotel room
25 google its location and check in 15 minutes later
26 tour the city ...
Kate’s entry (St Peters)
A couple of days ago we went to St Peters, the biggest church in the world! I got a big fright when we went inside because it was so enormous. It was really beautifully painted with angels and people. In the middle there was the high alter where only the pope can give mass. It has a big monument over the alter made of bronze. Unfortunately we couldn’t go to the high alter to take a closer look because ...