Travel Blogs from Santa Severa
... what we would be
seeing in the chapel so that when we went in we knew what we were
looking at. Michelangelo apparently also had a sense of humour,
painting the face of a deserving associate onto the body of someone
writhing in hell.
chapel is exactly like what we have seen in books at school and on tv
etc. Maybe not as big as we thought but very impressive – we are
very pleased and proud to have seen ...
... large. We only saw a small portion of it (as much as the heat would allow). We just toured it ourselves. It was way too hot to have a guide making us stop in the blaring sunshine at places we're not interested in to tell us things we don't care about. Okay, it wouldn't have been that bad, but we made several decisions based on shade so a guide would have driven us crazy and we would have driven him/her crazy. I would get one of the audio guides though if ...
... drown without. We just walked on and didn't even get wet.
It rained good last night and though it didn't seem possible there were many more entrepreneurial soles with not only umbrellas but rain ponchos as well. We walked over and mailed our postcards at 2E each! Worth it to the kids though.
Today we thought we would go to the catacombs and had directions from the nice concierge but when we got to looking ...
... minutes to go before our 1155 departure, i moved the group downstairs and along to the far left hand end of the platforms, hedging my bets as to which platform our train would depart from.
As the group moved through the station, I was reminded of Mr Bean Goes To Rome. If it hasn't been made yet, then obtaining a copy of the security vision from the station would be a good start.
Just then, our platform number appeared on the boards, just as we arrived ...
... the old walls of the city, a short stroll from the Piazza Anfitheatro and main shopping street.
I dont know if it was the bird that's shat on us in Florence, me once and Ez twice (in as many days) or were the luck came from because we jagged ourselves an apartment to die for at a bargain price. It was almost the size of our apartment in Sydney and it was €60 a night. Washing machine, kitchen, couch and tv, dining room table and a big bathroom! I'm telling ...