- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... Americans as they like to be called. Back on ground floor we meet a large group of people, everyone is going to the train-o except for me. I plan on walking from here in the square, all the way to the Colosseum with a few detours along the way.
I start by crossing the gigantic square we had observed from atop the dome, passing the Egyptian obelisk towards the river. Crossing a bridge I look to my left and see an awesome little castle. I later find out it ...
Tourists were still stopping to throw coins into the empty fountain (much to the workers' disgust) as the security staff tried unsuccessfully to keep people moving along the platform.
I guess it means that unlike people who have SEEN the Fontana di Trevi I can say I walked in it.
The funniest thing was a small pond that had been set up in front of the fountain. Behind it was a photo of what the Trevi Fountain looks like when not covered in scaffolding.
... hours, and I am glad because I had already reached sensory overload about 30 minutes prior.
So far Rome as been pretty awesome. I ate some gelato, drank a lot of wine, and ate a lot of pizza. All of it was delicious. The people are a lot more friendly than they were in Paris, although the prices are about the same.
... took 4 years to paint. The ceiling depicts the history of the world through to the 1540s starting with the creation of earth. Michelangelo was a sculptor and did not want to be painting the chapel. He was threatened with excommunication if he didn't do it. Judgement day was painted 30 years later when Michelangelo was 67 and it took him 5 years. There is real symbolism in the painting. The Pieta carving ...
... Air B and B is great, privately owned in an old building, own room and bathroom but we share the kitchen with the host. Great view over the Tiber River that runs through Rome.
Our host Marcello tells us that the river actually divides "them" from "us". This side of the river ( Trastevere) is a bit like the left bank in Paris, where all the arty types live, in fact we bought some paintings from a young artist called Julliette, 3 nice scenes from around ...