Travel Blogs from Rome
... the initial meeting point she had introduced herself and asked us our names once, and then had 45 mins later not only remembered names but had matched them to the right person!!!) We were very impressed :) There are apparently catacombs located basically everywhere under Rome but only 3 are open to the public. Unlike most underground finds, the oldest catacombs are actually located at the highest (upper) level, and the newer burials were ...
... Jessica and I were so worried we wouldn't get in since it was now 8:30, and there were tons of people walking on the sidewalk. As we ran past people, some started running too. Although once we arrived at the Vatican, the line for security was short and there were lots of chairs and standing room left.
So, we decided to go to the Vatican Museum since it was free on Sunday. I'm not that big into art, so I wasn't the biggest fan. But, the museum had lots of old ...
The Colosseum, completed in 80 AD, is the largest classical monument to have survived nearly 2000 years. Although only a skeleton remains, it is still awe-inspiring in a morbid sort of way. To think that this was primarily used for hosting violent gladiator games where many died anonymous deaths providing entertainment for eager ...
... the traffic in Naples. However this, despite all the warnings, proves to be a non event and we are at the station with enough time for a coffee. We find our seats on the train and get comfortable. A young American couple politely say we are in their seats but I show our tickets. They produce their Internet booking.Oopps, a slip of the finger and they had booked for a March journey! No worries- there was no ticket inspector! ...
... around Rome. Also this church has the first "Holy Door" in Rome. The Holy Door is the door opened on the year of Jubilee through which the Pope passes and declares a time of remission. That's all well and good; this door is significant to Yours Truly because it was ripped from the old Roman Senate House and is the literal door through which folks like Julius Caesar and Hadrian would have passed, which is kinda beyond cool. We had one final lecture ...
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