Leonardi Sistina Hotel
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Just a very light breakfast to start the day. After all - I am on a diet now.
First stop on our "Scaffolding Tour Of Rome" was the Trevi Fountain.
Only a 5 minute walk from the hotel, it was amazing to see the crowd that had gathered to admire the scaffolding. The fountain was almost completely covered and only the statues at the very front were visible.
As if as compensation, there was an elevated walkway actually set up in the empty fountain so you could get close enough ...
... filling the square listening to the Pope's outside address. Being not one for crowds, I am glad I didn't go because that looked very claustraphobic to me, even though the sky was overhead!
The sky was beautiful and blue and I was raring to be outdoors. I chose Trastevere, a medieval part of Rome, just outside the city walls as it would have been back then. Part of the walls remain today around city to fortify it ...
... summer residence is huge and would be a major user of the town’s services. The other thing we have yet to establish is whether purveyors of goods and services to the Pope use a similar note of recognition on their advertising as happens with the British Royal family, ie does their advertising carry a sign noting "By Papal Permission of Il Pappa"? These are some of the vexing questions that come to mind as one soaks up the atmosphere on a sunny but ...
... tapestries, roman urns paintings frescos on the ceilings and walls, accurate maps of Italy done as an aerial view before we had planes. Huge outdoor areas and then the Sistine Chapel. Viewed in silence ( well sort of silence ). To think that Michael Angelo painted the roof in just 4 years and then over 30 years later he painted the remainder in 6 years..... The Pope never completed payment for his work on the roof so he left. But when a new Pope was appointed ...
... churches are paling into insignificance! After our walking tour we watched some traditional leather working, and then wanted to go and see the statue of David and other Michelangelo works, but the line for the gallery was stupendously long so we decided to give it a miss in favour of food! And oh my gosh! I don't think I will ever be able to eat gnocchi again! I had the smoothest gnocchi ever made, with the simplest sauce, and just about died. After lunch we stumbled up the ...