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... the Baths of Caracalla are the Farnese Bull and Farnese Hercules and over life-size early 3rd century patriotic figures (now in the Museo di Capodimonte, Naples). Sadly these have all been relocated without leaving even copies which makes the whole building feel empty and unloved. There is much more to be done here , especially the grounds which are pretty sad really. They at least should be restored to their former glory. The Caracalla bath complex of buildings was more ...
... the way up 5 floors only to realize that that's where the boys were staying, not the girls. We then took our bags downstairs and walked further down the streets and had to walk up 6 floors of stairs. It was very hot and sweaty, but it was worth it when we reached the top because we realized we had the whole top floor of an apartment to ourselves. Everybody was so tired from the ...
... had 3 cappuccinos and a water for Mom for 2,85. The tour was 1.5 hours and used technology to bring the ruins back to 3D life. Throughout the majority of the tour, we walked on glass floors with the ruins under us. It ended with the ruins that still stand. It was a perfect afternoon activity.
We headed back to our hotel with our fingers crossed about luggage. Once realizing we still had no luggage, we all went shopping.
For dinner, we took a taxi ...
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We then proceeded to the Jewish quarter. Walked around the streets and wondered how it must have been to be confined to such a small area . Today the streets were bustling with local and tourist enjoying ethnic food in the outdoor restaurants.
We then walked to the other side of the river (Trastevere) where my dad said the food was wonderful . Mind you, we walked ...
... place. Museums typically are quite stately, quiet, reflective places and in parts that's exactly what I felt. There were rooms, corridors, an entire floor at one point, where of the many thousands of visitors inside I was the only one present, where I had only myself and the marvels history has gifted the Catholic Church and all the time in the world to ponder them.
However, there is a route- a racetrack- which is utterly unlike that. It would be more akin to what you ...