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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
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We had thought about having a lazy morning today but we were still up earlyish. We leisurely got ready and had breakfast before heading out. Today's agenda was to take the subway to the colosseum, pick up our tickets so we don't have to queue for them when we go tomorrow, go to a hill/ gardens, wander another part of town, have dinner and maybe a night time wander. So.. We left the house about half 9 and caught the metro. Whilst buying our tickets, an 'interesting' character came ...
... Interior The present nave preserves its original basilica plan and stands on the earlier foundations. The 22 granite columns with Ionic and Corinthian capitals that separate the nave from the aisles came from the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla, as did the lintel of the entrance door. Inside the church are a number of late 13th-century mosaics by Pietro Cavallini on the subject of the Life of the Virgin (1291) centering on a "Corontation of the Virgin" in the ...
... works within. It is named after the 3rd successor Pope after St Peter & features much to ***** surprise the efforts of St Cyril (Dick’s dad’s name) & St Methodius, to find his body dumped in the Black Sea. Under the basilica there are 3 layers of buildings including a Mithraic temple set a long way below the existing buildings. It is an extraordinary mixture but illustrates how much change has gone on in Rome over the ages.
... downtown Rome to Papa Rex, a restaurant with a piano and opera singers who sing amongst the tables. Delicious 5 course dinner. We're on our way to Southern Italy, the Amalfi Coast, where Antony, our tour manager, says we will see and feel the difference with the northern regions. More relaxed, slower pace, not as industrialized. (6 PM) Just arrived in Sorrento, after ...
... crispy dry type that comes in a packet. Is it a 'weekend thing'? I'll have to wait until tomorrow morning, I guess. I drove towards Rome and soon almost definitely found 'that particular tree-lined road'. I didn't really fancy going to the Colosseum as planned (even though 'when in Rome', etc, etc) and so I drove past the Cinecittą film studios a couple of times (home of the Spaghetti Westerns) while looking at ...