Travel Blogs from Rome
... objects is truly remarkable. So much so that a few days later, I went on the hunt for a church that housed his last complete work...more on that later. Shawn also had his artistic desires fulfilled at galleria Borghese when he saw several Carravagio's- so dark and mysterious... The paintings I mean! We were there on a Thursday and it was a national holiday for Romans... So the park was full of families enjoying picnics and football games (soccer) and so ...
... divine". Originally, the Pantheon was a small temple dedicated to all Roman gods. Built between 27 and 25 B.C. by the consul Agrippa, Prefect of the Emperor Augustus, the present building is the result of subsequent, heavy restructuring.
... many painted ceilings, mosaic floors everywhere and then, of course, the Sistine Chapel which when you first enter is a little underwhelming bearing in mind it is full of tourists. It is not until you sit down and spend time looking up at the ceiling that you realise how incredible it is. Well done Michaelangelo!!!
Tuesday 29 May - the Colosseo - another beautiful sunny day today so off early. Our 48 hr ticket has expired so now we just ...
We arrived in Rome quite late, after a day of travel, and decided our laundry was long over due! So we made our own dinner and enjoyed a quiet night of doing laundry!
Today we caught a bus and metro into Rome and made our way straight to St Peter's Bascillica! Mat arrived, Fe expecting him to be blown away, and the comment ...
... to make it through our visit.
I don't have much to say about the Vatican Museum. They are exactly what you expect - beautiful, interesting, historical. The Sistine Chapel has been written of countless times and I can not offer anything new on that. All I can say is I agree, it's worth a visit. At first it seemed almost over-hyped to me. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but the disappointment was really just in the atmosphere and not in the work ...
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