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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Non-smoking hotel
- Free High-Speed Internet
- High-speed internet in room (free)
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... or part of a shrine, or having some meaning. All of which was incredibly impressive and although it was still crowded, it felt like the space never ended with such a vaulted ceiling. While the statues seemed countless both in the museums and the Basilica, the most prominent one was Michelangelo's Pietà, Statue of the Virgin Mary holding Jesus in her arms. The 3 hour tour concluded in the Basilica and we wandered around inside for a little while ...
... I got the chance to just enjoy the view since Leo decided he needed a feed right there and then. We wound our way down through the site before heading over the road to the colosseum. The queue was out the door, maybe a 2 hour wait for tickets. Luckily we already had outs and could skip the queue. We also skipped the photos with a gladiator, more selfie poles and cashmere scarves. It is a bit of a gauntlet to get in! Once in though it is an impressive site, all of ...
... in it's day there were over 70 gates plus VIP entrances. A completely organized facility to move huge groups of people in and out quickly. Like almost everything we saw today it was under construction but we could still let our imaginations wander and picture what it looked like in it's glory. I cannot imagine I would have been one of the 55,000 plus who turned up to watch the Gladiators, Executions, Slave Auctions etc. (even if it was for free) but ...
... the Coliseum, is one of the few ancient structures still intact. In 608 the Pantheon was converted to a Christian church, which aided in its preservation. The dome of the Pantheon is an engineering feat. Its height is equal to its diameter, and there are no visible supporting structures. The only light in the Pantheon comes through an opening at the apex of the dome. The building also houses the tombs of Victor Emmanuel II and Raphael.
We headed home in the dark ...
... the authenticity. Something like this in Australia would be caged and roped off.
Back to the gypsies. Well I found a nice seat on the train and settled in for the 35min ride and then they came. Why is it that I manage to attract wierdos on trains, happens in Melbourne too. OMFG. They surrounded me. Two mothers and 4 kids. These people dont talk they yell. I just happened to be inbetween ...