Suite San Pietro
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... have seen mimicked and recreated many places before. The colosseum, although partially covered in scaffolding, was the only Roman ruin that we could appreciate while still under construction. Due to it's size the frames and braces on the northern side weren't too obstructive and we could peer through the arches at the arena inside. Matthew even had an opportunity to recreate a photo from his last trip to Rome, sitting on ...
... attributed to the Venerable Bede celebrated the symbolic significance of the statue in a prophecy that is variously quoted: Quamdiu stat Colisæus, stat et Roma; quando cadet colisæus, cadet et Roma; quando cadet Roma, cadet et mundus ("as long as the Colossus stands, so shall Rome; when the Colossus falls, Rome shall fall; when Rome falls, so falls the world"). This is often mistranslated to refer to the Colosseum rather than the Colossus (as in, for instance, Byron's poem ...
... One street name turns into a different one. In our attempt to find the Trevi fountain, we realized we had gone in the opposite direction and stumbled upon Piazza Navona. Piazza Navona is one of my favorite piazzas because it holds sentimental value. In each of our prior visits to Rome, we had spent our last night here enjoying dinner and wine. We agreed to come back for our tradition for our final night and headed back in the direction of our hotel to ...
... spot. There were lots of families with small children. Our initial reception seemed a little chilly (we ordered separate Caprese salads and a shared pizza). Our waiter warmed up to us over the evening and by the end of the evening we were good friends. We were given after-dinner drinks of fresh strawberries/wine/vodka. The restaurant was busy with lots of local families and small children. It felt much like Minerva’s at ...
... would change and colours be even more vibrant than the last.
As we entered the Sistine Chapel we were shushed by Security, but the huge Michelangelo's shone down on us with such beauty. We took some time to soak in the culture and beauty, but didn't really enjoy our time here due to the Security Guards constantly shouting at people to be quiet as you were meant to be silent out of respect, but they made more noise than the tourists. It ...
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