Travel Blogs from Rome
... Next, we walked to St. Peter's Basilica which was right next door. We had to wait in a very long line but it didn't take too long. I thought the inside of St. Peter's Basilica was absolutely breathtaking. It had a grand feeling to it and everything inside was beautiful. We climbed the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica which ended in an amazing view of Rome. The stairs up to the view were ...
... market - including games. I had a go at a shooting one. It was fun but I didn't win anything. Dad said it would be cheaper to buy the prize - not the point. We then walked to another square and then back to the hotel (it was a long way). We went to a local restaurant for dinner - I ordered pasta with chilli - it was much hotter than the pasta I had in Venice and Florence, I had to swap with mum and she had the chilli - hers was really nice! I had a great ...
... Veneto where Venice was and drove through Tuscany, Umbria and finally Lazio where Rome lies. The landscapes changed once again and the hills that once were only grapes and other fruits for wine now gave way to large groupings of olive trees and eventually sunflowers. The season for the flowers has come to a close so any that haven't been harvested look sad because their heads are drooping. Sad-flowers as I named them. FUN FACT: Neighbours all help one another ...
... like covered in marble (or filled with water and having warship battles as one sign was claiming they did before they added the basement).
THe next day we made friends with a couple of Australian girls staying at our place and arranged to meet them after our days sightseeing. We had all been planning on going to the Vatican that day but it's free on the last Sunday of each month and the lines are even more insane than usual (attracts 5 million people apparently) so it ...
... were rivals in their time. They criticized each others work so that one of the four Bellini figures representing four of the then known world's great rivers, is configured to be aghast of the Bernini facade which Bernini said would fall from poor construction. Apparently, poor Bernini frequently finished second to Bellini when commissions were awarded that he eventually committed suicide in despair.
The Pantheon was originally ...
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