Travel Blogs from Rome
... for me an eggplant for Steph, and then caught a
taxi to the airport. Freaked out as we realised that we'd said we'd
be arriving at 8pm when actually we were arriving at midnight, and
the accommodation emailed us to say that was impossible. Luckily we
got it sorted and agreed with them to stay at their sister B&B.
The RyanAir flight was late and we were the absolute last people on
the bus from the airport into town. Caught a taxi ...
... sculptures, paintings, mosaics, just everything. I have no words for it and I'm just hoping my photos on my camera do it some justice.
let me say again at this point it is so hot!!!! St Peter's is pacing with people and tour groups all trying to find their leader with the scarf on a stick. It was mayhem and to add to this we all had ear pieces connected to a radio that allowed us to hear what Amelia was saying so it was all a ...
Tuesday 14th May
After breakfast had a short walk & then were off to the station to catch the fast train to Rome. Fast it certainly was & smooth & quiet also reaching 296kph at one stage & so it was a very pleasant if expensive ride. As it didn't pass through any stations I think that it must run on a separate track from the rest of the network most of the time.
Joanne & Gian Carlo met us at the station & ...
... early start (followed by plenty of espresso for me!). We began by mapping our way to get to Vatican City. For us to walk to Vatican City, it was literally all the way across the city. But it was a beautiful day, in a beautiful city with great company so I didn't mind at all! Vatican City was like a three ring circus. Between the parading shrines of missionaries from around the world and down the streets, to families ...
... else waiting to be unearthed!
Perhaps my favorite section of the Forum was entering the Vestal Virgin complex, the Atrium Vestae. In antiquity, it was a three-story, fifty-room palace at the base of the Palatine Hill housing the sacred Vestal Virgins who were charged with tending the sacred fire of Rome. Stepping into the courtyard was like stepping into a different world. The courtyard is ...