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... more of that to come when we actually go inside. The cues just to get inside was 2 wide and probably a block long. Just driving in from the airport, and seeing the Coliseum, and other buildings was for me quite moving. Can't wait to actually get to see them Wow!!
Just a by the way, we started to walk back, and I felt quite not well, so we got a taxi. The taxi ...
... This was a weird stop, as the building was a prison and also a church over it's life, you thought you would see prison cells, etc. But no we didn't it just gave a very brief story of the prison, St Peter and if the walls could talk using videos and audio guide. Afterwards, we were going to check out Circus Maximus, but it looked like it was being set up for a New Years Eve Concert, so we gave it a miss. So our day was done. We made our way back to the Piazza Campo De Fioro ...
... della Rotonda. Beside being the best-preserved after two thousand years it is also the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome and a marvel even in today’s engineering and architecture with it’s central opening, or oculus. I have to say the large granite corinthian columns that greet you under the pediment set the stage for the interior of the dome that is said to have been designed to symbolize the arched vault of the heavens once you enter. ...
... and other vegetables and bread is used for thickening. Very filling, and totally delicious.
Our final stop was in the town of Orvieto as we wanted to have a look at the wonderful Duomo there. Another amazing church, Italy is full of them.
We finally arrived in Rome, full of excitement at seeing the well known landmarks as we drove by. ...
Breakfast is included at the hotel in the breakfast room you have to walk outside around the corner of the building to enter. It's continental. Croissants, cake, yoghurt, cereals & fruits. Europe also includes cold meats, cheeses & bread rolls for breakfast. Apparently Italians usually just have coffee & maybe some biscuits for breakfast. Lunch is the big meal for Italian families & the kids come home from school & lots of shops close for couple of hours ...