Marco Polo Vatican B&B
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This entry is a bit of an overwhelming one. Katey and I managed to see and do so much in such a short space of time that I can hardly write it all down without boring you to sleep. That wouldn't be good for my self-esteem nor your computer if you are the drooling type! For this reason, I will merely mention most of our adventure in passing (you can explore further in the pictures if you'd like) and focus on what was, to me, the best time I've had with my best friend in the ...
... joined our fellow Olivia ladies and boarded a bus to the Santa Benedetta Winery in the Albania Hills, about an hour outside of Rome. The owner of the vineyard, Alberto, welcomed us in the courtyard with glasses of Prosecco. His family has owned and operated the vineyard for 300+ years. Domenica , a vibrant 60 something woman who has worked at the vineyard for 40 years, demonstrated making pasta. Then it was ...
... m doing.
Got back around 4 and got my haircut and beard trimmed by a nice old Italian man. Finally look presentable again. After I went out again and did another huge circuit ending up at the Colosseum. My pictures and words don't really do it justice. Obviously it's much smaller than modern stadiums but something about its presence is awe inspiring. I'm excited to see it during the day tomorrow. This was the one thing I've wanted to travel and see my ...
... slippery marble stairs to the amazing views of the city. We went inside where mum got a little too close to a marble statue and hit her head, pretty hard (see photos). On one side of the building you can see St. Paul's Basilica's dome and on the opposite side there is an amazing, no restriction view of the Colosseum, which is just down the road. Once we saw that, we knew where we were walking next.
We got to the Victor Emmanuel II building just in time, as it was ...
... and I thought it was quite good, as was the lovely cup of tea I had at the cafeteria, the first I’d had since leaving home. I liked the bust of Hippocrates, he seems like a crusty old bugger who had his
head screwed on! Funny what impressions you get from a piece of sculpture!
We wandered along the bank of the Tiber, which at this point is about the size of the
Clarence at Copmanhurst, and it was a bit surprising to see ...