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- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Airport Transportation
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Reduced mobility rooms
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Day 5:Amalfi, Pompeii, Rome
Tiredness is catching up today so we took it easy and rested in hotel foyer till departure time, which wasn't till 3:00pm. We had lunch on the verandah near the pool overlooking olive and lemon groves, and the town of Amalfi.
The pope's castle has an interesting history itself. Just as Rome has transformed through the centuries, so has the Castel Sant'Angelo. The original structure was actually built as the mausoleum for Hadrian and the emperors that followed him. The bridge leading up to the mausoleum was also built in the time of Hadrian. Romans could never be buried within the city limits so this was a way of making a grand entrance to a grand tomb for this Emperor. It is said that when Rome was ...
... Gothic district in Barcelona....oh well!
Trevi Fountain would have been fantastic except that it was under construction for cleaning. We walked across the top of the pool area using the wooden walkway that has been set up for the tourists and I through my coin into a waterless pond. I know exactly where it resides and will be able to locate it the next time I see the Trevi Fountain on TV.
Moving further to the north and east, we arrive at Piazza di ...
... I noticed there was no exhaust fan operating so I pull the cord inside the shower area. No exhaust fan turns on but surprisingly the phone in the bathroom rings. MDW passes the handset to me and I hear a lady on the other end of the phone line ask if I was ok. Apparently I had pulled the "I'm in trouble in the shower cord". Also the air conditioning leaks through the ceiling. It must be an ongoing problem judging by the water marks. I'll remind the hotel reception ...
... to Trastevere (a revitalised part of town!) - and one more church before our meal - Santa Maria in Trastevere (another of the four major basilicas). I have to 'fess - my head was spinning by this point, and now, writing the blog, I can't remember if we were able to go in to see the mosaics or not... Dinner was lovely, at a small restaurant where the food was fantastic, and the company outstanding - it has been so special to have this time with Ian and Cathy....