Hotel Ludovisi Palace
Travel Blogs from Rome
- caught our flight to Rome and spend 3 hours walking around Rome - visiting piazzas and the colosseum! - went back to the airport and flight was delayed. Got into Athens really late and had the shittest sleep after checking in and organising the ferry! - Alice didn't get stamped coming into Rome, she didn't even have to show her pass ...
... the tomb of Raphael.
Next we visited the Chisea di Sant'Ignazio di Loyala which has one of Rome's optical
illusions. The interior of the dome appears to curve upwards but as you move closer to it it is apparent that it is flat. Then it was time for a coffee back at the Piazza Della Rotonda for a coffee with a view of the Pantheon.
We had discussed ...
... and lapis lazuli that was donated by the Czar of Russia. No big deal. It was a beautiful church, with 80 gigantic columns. Once class ended, we took the metro back to the pyramid. Some people went home, but some of us stayed to look at the stalls of clothes that were near the bus stop. I got home and waited for lunch. The rest of the day was pretty relaxed. We had dinner and a meeting about our upcoming pilgrimage and then I went to bed.
... we leave. As we enter The Sistine Chapel, which is treated as a church and a place where the Pope is chosen, we are quickly ushered through like sardines. And you know what? People are talking and taking pictures...what? We are too afraid to even utter a noise, let alone snap a photo. There was a man yelling for the to be silence and no photos to be taken, but there was no follow through if you didn't abide by the rules. What? I finally decided to stop and take a breath ...
... to keep in mind that I am not a religious man, it is just that amazing. We stood in there and drank it all in for a few minutes, just admiring the brilliance of a great artist. I feel so privileged to have seen this in person and it will be one of the most memorable moments of my life.
After the Chapel the tour was basically over. Drew picked up some rosaries for his family from the gift shop and we ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility