Travel Blogs from Rome
... Christians, tourists, non Christians, the whole like we're all there to hear him give a blessing to all. Unfortunately I couldn't understand a word of it but the feeling around the square said enough (I got a few pics, check me out). From the Vatican we made our way to the Castle d'Angelo, the old fortress that has a secret passage underground leading to the Vatican apartments so the Pope could escape of necessary, back in the day of course. Grabbed a few solid pics from ...
... way of saying cappuccino with whipped cream. They were delicious and we didn't pay a penny over 1 euro for it! If anything, I'm moving to Italy for the coffee!!
After the coffee, we went to Piazza Rotunda and were in the middle of inspecting the obelisk at the center when we noticed two men in gladiator costumes! We didn't approach them because we were warned the con tourists for pictures, but they were still alot of fun to see! and interestingly, it ...
... room during a thunderstorm!
The 2nd floor (our 3rd) is the Capitoline Picture Gallery that includes paintings from well-known artists of the late middle ages to the 18th century, the two that even I recognized from Caravaggio (The Fortune Teller and St. John the Baptist). Downstairs to the basement and then up and behind the Palazzo Senatorio (the one building in the square that isn't a museum) is the Tabularium. This ...
Rome: The Eternal City. I don't know if I can even comment on the splendor of Rome. I loved my weekend there and I think I would go back again, but I don't know if I'd want to live there.
I definitely made use of the public transportation more than I've EVER done in Florence. It was almost a necessity in order to get around Rome. There's so much to see in so little time. However, my friends and I did it! We saw all Rome had to offer (with ...
... more than once to face the lions, it was the ancient version of an adrenalin rush, and with hordes of people cheering you on it was the same fix a sportsman feels today. We also visited the pantheon, which was amazing, especially the way we were told how the slaves poured the concrete for the roof, the mosaic tiles depicting ancient characters must have taken ages to apply.
This morning we visited the Vatican and ...
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