Martino Ai Monti Hotel
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... next time we're saving up the big bucks to fly first class. Trying to sleep in a cramped seat was just awful. Secondly, don't book a flight that lands within two hours of the last train to Rome from the airport. Due to our plane being delayed we had the joy of watching our train pull ...
Up and at'em at 6:00 today, we leave for the eternal city at 8:00! This vacation is starting to wear us out!
We signed up for a special tour today, A private view of the Vatican. We had 14 people on our tour, one 85 yr. old woman, an out of shape couple from the east coast somewhere (caught their accent as she *****ed about everything) and a woman from Maryland with ALS...walking with a cane. A diverse group but we all had something in common...we wanted to see ...
... the Sacristy where all priests robe, and then we simply walk around St. Peter's many altars until we find one not in use, and he says Mass with us standing in front of the alter.
So, the next morning we are up early again at 4:45am, breakfast at 6, and walk 25 minutes to the
Obelisk. There we see a 3 block line of people trying to get into St., Peters and we see Fr. John
with a huge smile on his face. He ...
... we had booked in advance with a group as they have special queue skipping powers).
Thankfully we managed to assemble with our group in time and we were handed snazzy communicators by our lovely guide Tatiana (she was a local Roman.. Her mother just liked Russian names).
Tatiana led the group of 20 into the museums. After a quick meet and greet (we won the travel contest, having travelled the furthest amongst the other group ...
... prior to the 16th century suggested this might be the case; the Catholic Encyclopedia concludes that there are no historical grounds for the supposition. Later popes initiated various stabilization and restoration projects, removing the extensive vegetation which had overgrown the structure and threatened to damage it further. The façade was reinforced with triangular brick wedges in 1807 and 1827, and the interior was repaired in 1831, 1846 and in the 1930s. The arena substructure ...