Villa Vecchia Hotel
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... learn to appreciate that there was no lack of skills and intellect in the ancient societies. I've got a MA in history and I'm still thrilled every time I see places like these. I don't think I'll ever tire of the sheer joy of being in a place so full of history as the Forum Romanum is, for example. And on the other hand, of being in a place where history has given way to life going on - the site of Julius Caesar's murder is now basically ...
... all of the history behind the paintings on the ceiling and walls. St. Peter's Basilica was so cool though. I saw a few of the Pope's tombs including Pope John Paul II and even some of their actual bodies. I got to pray at the spot where Peter was crucified and look at his tomb underneath the church where most of the former Pope's tombs are. I was in awe of all of the artwork from the kings of art such as Michelangelo and Bernini. We even climbed the 551 steps to ...
Hey hey. Lizzie here.
Ok. So our plan was to get up earlyish and bring the car back to the big train station in Roma, head back to see if we could see the Pope during his Sunday public visit and figure out the rest of the day. Then we realized it was Palm Sunday! We would be in Vatican City on Palm Sunday! That is awesome! We got up and went together to bring the car to the rental company. It was a bit of a challenge to find it, but we concurred without too ...
... re short though. I had wandered off and later on found Nadzha. Jasmine usually takes a while with pictures so when we were finished we went outside and waited for her. When she was done, we headed to the post office so she could purchase postcards. We waited outside for her to do so. Afterwards we took heaps of pictures of the fountains and outside trying to look like we were leaning on the pillars. Jasmine is a lot better at taking these pictures than I am. ...
... it was Mum’s birthday. When we got there we dropped our bags and went to have a shower. After this we went downstairs to play cards and drink hot chocolates. After hours and hours of playing cards we went upstairs for a relax. Then it was time for dinner and a surprise birthday cake for Mum, everyone in the Rifugi sang Happy Birthday, Mum was embarrassed.
The next day we decided to go to the Lake where the water temperature was 2 degrees. Dad bet us Euro 10 that ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service