Novotel Roma la Rustica
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Rome - Vatican City We decided to visit the Vatican. The queues to go inside the buildings are enormous especially St. Peter's Basillica. However, by the afternoon the crowds had almost completely gone. The church has enough money - we didn't want to add to the Pope's coffers so we just walked around and viewed the impressive architecture.
... go 1/2 a block, turn the corner and into the hotel. I stepped into the elevator and pressed 3. Then I heard the rest of them saying, "Ann?". I tried to wave, but couldn't see them. They apparently saw me. I goofed, I should have pressed 2. I forgot that in Europe, Floor #1 is NOT the ground floor, it is the first floor above the ground floor. Therefore, our rooms are on the 2nd floor. It was thundering and lightning after we got to our ...
... picture of their life by seeing the gardens replanted. The views across Rome were grand too, although some 'dope' had left a big old column lying in the middle of a path I was walking on and as I was busy looking around at the other tourists and the views I didn't see it till I'd tripped over it! Fortunately no damage to me and only a few people saw me 'hit the dust' literally! By the time we made it past Titus' Arch and to the Colosseum we were really tiring and ...
... the early mid-20th century) buildings were built right on top of ruins...so at street level there is a building with arches and columns and no electricity, with apartments with glass windows and electric lights and modern conveniences built right on top, with the ruins as the foundation....so unique! I wondered how they knew that these ancient ruins would hold up as a foundation!
The bus took us back to our hotel, and you guessed it....we rested again....lots of ...