Residenza di Ripetta
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We arrived in the port that serves Rome yesterday early before setting off on a full day touring of the Vatican and Ancient Rome sites. Enormous crowds at the Vatican Museum made it challenging to fully appreciate. Later in the day we dragged our tired bodies around the Pantheon and the Colosseum before joining group of friends for dinner. Today off to Pompeii.
... as my increase in girth over the last six weeks attests to that, but when Robyn and I saw and Irish pub in Rome we looked at each other and slinked in. After a very un Irish lunch of Nachos and an Hamburger we resumed our trek through the baking streets of Rome.
Next stop Santa Maria sopra Minerva church to view the Raphael and Carrevagio frescos and Michelangelo’s Christ with a crucifix. We see the white elephant (really) and enter the ...
Flying in to Italy I really only knew one thing about the country, I love their food. My plan was to fly into Rome because I have a friend who lives near there. I was not able to get a cheap flight to Rome so I ended up flying into Venice. Venice is only a short train ride away from Rome and it sounded like a nice city, so I was excited to check it out. I got to Venice after dark but straight away I knew I was going to like the place. Venice is made ...
... right next door.
At about 5:30 PM (8:30 AM her time) I called Karen with Facetime. So cool! This is the first time I've had internet access good enough for Facetime. I got to show her the apartment, my laundry hanging in the window like a true Italian (!), and she got to hear the church bells going off very loudly every 15 minutes for about an hour-ha! I’ll try mom tomorrow night!!
I’m going to the outdoor market at Campo de Fiori tomorrow ...
... to see him, even though from quite a distance. It was relayed to the big screen t.v's. We decided to go with the guided tour, mainly because it helped to bypass the huge crowds. It was a good move, as we were guided through the museums to the Sistine Chapel with audio commentary. Dot and John had been to the Basilica before, but missed out on the Chapel as it closed due to ...
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