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We have arrived in Rome!! Our flight was Just under 9 hours. We tried to get some sleep, but as you know plane sleeping isn't always easy! We were even upgraded to economy comfort so we had a bit more leg room. After we checked into our hotel we went to the Vatican to get our 'Rome passes.' We have a reservation to get a tour of the Vatican, …
... no one rushed to you to seat you and make you feel
comfortable. I was to gaze over the menu items slowly, thinking over the small
descriptions of daily items that were available. Instead of an extensive list
of many different dishes, there were only a handful of plates to choose from,
telling me that customers’ meals were to be dependent upon whatever it was that
the chef wanted to prepare that day. The wine came out ...
... floor, but the highlight is its huge high Renaissance dome, built by Brunelleschi (he had to construct a 'dome within a dome' because of the span). We climbed up 463 narrow stone steps (not for those with weak hearts and nerves) to 3 different viewing levels (2 levels where you are inside the dome on a narrow balcony, looking at the magnificent 'Last Judgement' painted ceiling and looking down into the nave way below and the final rooftop level with gorgeous views of the city and ...
... the deceased. So sad, no hope.
While Rick and I were in the Chapel of the Princes we could hear some wonderful pipe organ music and fantastic vocals. We thought at first that it might be a recording but then realized it was live music coming from the adjacent Church of San Lorenzo. We left the Medici Chapel and walked around the building to the ...
... had too many bags, usually they would just laugh at him and tell him he was cheeky. Waz needed a loo by now so it was sawdust best to stop for a bite and hopefully use their clean toilets. We found this really funky little deli that did local tasting plates, so we shared one of those with a glass of chianti. Mmmm the things you have to suffer so you can use the loo. :)
2.30pm - Grom
We indulged our sweet tooth with ...