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... through a place helps you gain a deeper appreciation then just zipping through and ticking off your list that you've 'been here, done that'. We tend to take twice as long as what guidebooks say it will take to visit a place.
-Walking on the sidewalks with the other tourists and locals can be quite a challenge on such narrow sidewalks.
- When you sit down in a cafe or restaurant, there is a charge for just sitting there. ...
September 5, 2014
Second day in Rome
As mentioned in a previous post we purchased "Omnia" cards. The office at the Vatican closed early yesterday. Reading the fine print, they can also be picked up at the Termini Train station (on one off their hop on buses). After hiking to Termini we discovered they don't really issue them on the bus but we could catch a free ride on the bus back to the OMP Office at the Vatican. Yes the ...
... and dates back to the 8th century BC. BasicallyThe Forum is a large archeological site with many layer upon layer of history still being unearthed. Next Segway stop was Capitoline Hill where we stood in Piazza del Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo and commissioned by The Vatican who wanted a symbol of the new Rome. This offered Michelangelo the opportunity to build a monumental civic plaza for a major city as well as to reestablish the grandeur of Rome. He died before the Piazza ...
... the windows to have a look outside, and so began our:
SCAFFOLDING TOUR OF ROME.
They were in the process of putting in new windows and shutters - our room having been done - but the scaffolding over that side of the hotel prevented us from opening the shutters.
So, we settled into bed and eventually went to sleep.
Big day tomorrow at the Vatican City.
I'm really looking forward to it.
... better. We learned about the town bakery and that their bread was coveted here. It could have been that there were large salt banks surrounded Ostia and the salt added flavor to the bread. We also saw the store that I wrote about in a previous blog. Rebecca, our guide, told us that above the store was a brothel. What else could a man need besides a snack and prostitution?
After some espresso and a pizza, ...