Villa Borghese Resort
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After a nice sleep-in, we walked to the Colosseum to enjoy a 4 hour tour of it (top and underground) plus the nearby Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. With the temp around 30d C it was a warm afternoon but we kept moving and the time soon went.
First was the Roman Forum where we heard of the rise and fall of Julius Caesar, including seeing the rock where he was cremated, plus where a lot of everyday activities such as moneylenders and others involved in ...
... make a giant sandwich and you have to tell them how much you want and they weigh it. Mmmmmmm. St. Peter's square (actually not sqare but elliptical) was huge! We went straight to the museum because that closed first and we wanted to be able to spend time in the Sistine Chapel. The museum had many amazing works ranging from ancient mummies to modern art (mostly religious). The whole place is like a palace with painted frescoes, ...
... day. Snow did fall on 6 august, outlining the basilica. The ceiling is reputed gilded by the first gold to have arrived from the new world. The highlight is the church holds a relic of Christ's manger. I was humbled by the prophecy of my coming..anointed the day of my birth, gold from my country...I pass on the wood from Christ's crib...which was truly amazing. San Giovanni in Laterano was the pope's seat until the fourteenth century until the ...
... some "genuine" souvenirs. Dan mangaed to con us into buying him a Roman dagger and Alex got a Roman sling shot- not quite sure how Australian Customs will like these!!!
Jumped on a hop-on, hop-off bus and did a quick little tour of the sights before we got to a stop near the accom. Grabbed a few food supplies on the way home to keep us going. This included a bottle of red wine, tastes OK but we're by no means wine ...
... of tourists, there is a grim silence around the place. I’ve stood on the ground of a massacre in Vietnam, on battlefields in Scotland and the US, and the Colosseum as a similar feel. If the people would just shut up so you can hear it.
There were various other basilicas, monuments and ruins which I visited and were generally nice. I spent a few happy minutes in the Circus Maximus pretending to be a horse. I also liked to stand on street corners in ...