Hotel Villa Pinciana
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... exit, and then another 15 to the basilica entrance, we took our guidebook's suggestion and snuck through the unmarked tour group exit, which left us right at the line for climbing the dome of the basilica. It was a hot, cramped 500-plus step climb, but it gave great interior views of the dome's beautiful blue and gold ceiling, as well as exterior views of Rome. Back at ground level, we exited the stairwell directly into Saint Peter's Basilica. The size of ...
We got back on the bus and were dropped off at
the Victor Emmanuel 3 monument – the wedding cake building. From
here we started our walking tour. This was not the best time for the
walking tour as it was the hottest part of the day. If the Vatican
tour had gone ahead we would have done this tour in the late
afternoon. However we were stuck with this situation. First up was
the trevi fountain, I through in some coins toe ensure that I ...
... so much blood, the sand started turning to a liquid. To correct this, instead of replacing the sand, they just added more!
One more thing I wanted to add! When we left Villa Borghese we were so tired from the day before and we had to walk about a half of a mile to the Metro stop. We crossed the street to the Metro stop Spanga and followed the signs to Linea A (which was the line we needed and the same Metro Stop we exited from that morning). We continued to follow ...
... I'm looking forward to next Thursday when we leave for Amsterdam! My first trip, finally. I have another cooking class the Wednesday before so I'll have some yummy leftovers to eat before I go. We have a makeup day this Friday for some holiday coming up that we get off. I think it's somehow related to Easter, but I really don't want to go on Friday. I don't know how I'll get used to having class 5 days a week when I get back...
Until next time,
... Domitian, added the decorations to the Colosseum during his reign. These three were members of the Flavian family, and therefore, the historic name of the Colosseum is actually the Flavian Amphitheater in honor of them. The main events held here were gladiator fights, mostly slave vs. slave, however, free men were able to volunteer to fight for their own money if they wished. Gladiators also fought wild beasts in the arena. Emperors never fought in ...
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- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking