Hotel Villa Aricia
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... main hall of the Palazzo is still used for important government functions. I have to say the Italian government has much better real estate than the Canadian one.
We had lunch at another cheap Italian place and had more spaghetti with tomato sauce before retrieving our bags from the hostel (since they gave us a 2pm deadline).
In the afternoon we were a little burnt out, and decided to escape the sun in St. Maria Novella, the church ...
... revamped it as a church cause the emperor(one of the top 5, I think he's name started with D, so it wasn't Maximus or the who started with H) who built it hated Christian, so the Pope got his own back.
Then we looked @ the Piazza De Republica and heard how it had heaps of different roles, The King lived her, Mussolina had his offices here, now there is a McDonalds here (and we found it's international coperate policy for Mcdonalds to let you in the ...
... is Cerberus, Pluto’s three-headed dog – Cerberus is barking violently as he guards the gates of hell. Bernini’s detail on Cerberus is, well, just damn fantastic! There are three heads; each one has its own personality. It is simply amazing that a person can do something of this magnitude.
Well now, I will stop with the history lesson. I just got carried away writing and thinking about all of those beautiful pieces of art. We were not allowed to ...
As I had completed most of my exploring local to the hotel yesterday, I will drive closer to Rome today. I'm writing this yesterday evening at 8.52pm at my usual table in the corner of the main indoor restaurant by the electric socket, but predicting it for tomorrow. Make it 9.08pm - I just had a pee and went out for a smoke.
There was no 'chewy toast' for the second morning running. I had to put up ...
There was one team of footballers at breakfast - the same team as yesterday morning. Maybe the second team were staying somewhere else (as would happen in England maybe, to prevent 'antics' during the night). I tried to work out the name of their team from the writing on their shirts: Was it 'Fasano', 'Ferramati' or 'Goalkeeper'? Perhaps from the Bianco Azzurro league?. Would anyone out there care to make a guess? I can't say that I'm ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking