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... as they only put it up when the conclave is on.
Then we walked along marble corridors and past numerous statues, urns and tapestries. The marble is your traditional colours as well as red, yellow and green which are no longer available. Some of the tapestries are by Raphael and use gold thread. Napoleon took some of the thread from some when he took 500 wagons of art to France. One painting used perspective to make the table ...
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 ...
This past week my mom and grandma left Italy for the United States :(. It was sad to see them go but I'll be seeing them very soon. This weekend was very exciting. Saturday night, Maggie, Nico, Rachel, Breanna, and I went to a Roma Soccer Game! Rome's professional soccer team is called Roma and has one of the best professional soccer players, Francesco Totti. They play at Stadio Olimpico! We had bought tickets a while ago and were so ...
... the Tiber River or Northeast, towards home. We hopped on the bus, transferring at Termini for the trusty 13 always only 15 minutes away at most, now more reliable than the Metro which sleeps before us.
From another platform, Italian boys approached us, asking for the best clubs in Rome. Sarah and I laughed as we have certainly not been clubbing on this trip nor has the thought even crossed either of our minds. ...
After a nice relaxing day at the beach we headed back to the hostel to freshen up and explore more of Rome via the moonlight. It sounds romantic and I know we both wished we could have shared it with a special someone, but a best friend is the next best thing!
So where do you go at night to get a true Roman experience? The Spanish Steps of course! The Spanish Steps was full of Romans and tourist enjoying the sights and each others ...