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Piazza della Repubblica

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  • Day64

    Rom

    June 27, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Von Pompeji aus fahren wir nach Rom weiter und stehen 3 Tage auf einem Platz nahe der Innenstadt. Wir fahren 2 Mal mit der Metro in die Stadt. Wer sich noch mal über den Zustand oder die Pünktlichkeit der deutschen Bahn beschwert, sollte unbedingt hier her oder nach Pompeij/Neapel kommen.
    Die Stadt ist fast schon überladen mit historischen Gebäuden, Denkmälern usw. Einfach nur beeindruckend. Da wir es gar nicht erst versuchen wollen uns mit den Kindern in eine Schlange zu stellen oder ein Museum anzuschauen, schlendern wir durch die Stadt. Wir beschließen sofort nochmal alleine oder wenn die 2 deutlich älter sind nach Rom zu kommen.Read more

  • Day25

    Pantheon

    September 27, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

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    Das Pantheon ist das best erhaltene antike Monument, dass es in Rom und wahrscheinlich der Welt gibt. Die prachtvolle Kuppel hat einen Durchmesser von 43 m, eine Höhe von 24 m und ist in der Mitte geöffnet. Sie ist derzeit eine der größten selbstragenden Kuppel der Welt die aus Betonguß gefertigt wurde. Die Kreisöffnung (Opaino) hat einen Durchmesser von 8,95 m. Hier flutet das einfallende Sonnenlicht das Innere der wunderschönen Tempelhalle.Read more

  • Day6

    Day 5 - First Day in Rome

    August 15, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 73 °F

    ‍‍‍‍‍‍Today we got to "sleep in".   We had free time until 2:15 pm.  Of course, John didn't want to start out until around 10 am.  Today is a holiday, so we had been warned that some sights might be closed.  But the upside was fewer crowds.  Our first idea was to see if we could schedule a Segway Tour, but the the tours were 3.5 hours and started too late for us.   So we decided to visit the Capitolini Museum. The Museum includes an impressive collection of statues and bronzes and a collection of Roman art.  The Museum is housed on 2 floors and is not very large, but it allowed us sufficient time to view all the exhibits.  Afterwards we headed for the top floor so John could get lunch (I was still full from lunch.

    We returned to the hotel and then met the group for our two scheduled tours to the Pantheon and the Colosseum. We debated on whether to bring an unbrella, but decided not to since 1) the forecast was for no rain until evening and 2) the sky was clear & blue. 

    We met our local guide, Ricardo, and then walked the very short distance to the Pantheon.  However, because of the holiday, the Pantheon was closed.  We were told we could see the Pantheon on Thursday.   Ricardo still told us a lot about the Pantheon before we got on the bus to travel to the Colosseum.  Just before heading to the Colosseum we stopped for a group picture.  At the Colosseum we got our tickets and headed for the entrance. Before we could ge,t to the entrance, the skies opened and it started to pour.  It was definitely a major storm with thunder, lightening, wind and rain.  Only one of us had an umbrella and one person had a rain jacket and there was no place to get out of the rain.  Finally, we got in and huddled in an area where we were somewhat protected.   Our tour director, Florence, went out to purchase umbrellas or ponchos for us. John & I and a few others decided to brave the rain (since we were already soaked) to see the Colosseum.   Then we were told we should head for the exit where Florence had ponchos for everyone. 

    Once we all donned our ponchos we headed to the bus.  Once back on the bus we returned to the hotel.  But our adventure was not over.  There was water on the floor in our bedroom.  I called housekeeping and eventually a technician came to try to figure out where the water came from. The mystery was not solved, but the floor & wall were cleand up and we  showered and changed.  The rain stopped for our walk to dinner.  Despite the rain we were all in good spirits (helped along with prosecco, wine, good food and gelato).  
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  • Day7

    Day 6 - Second Day in Rome

    August 16, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 84 °F

    ‍‍‍We headed for St. Peter's Basilica at 8:30 am.  Our "skip the line" tickets, along with the early hour meant that the crowds were not too bad.  The Pieta was still impressive even though behind glass. 

    Ricardo pointed out an optical illusion where the distance from the front of the Basilica to the altar looks farther away when you are at the rear of the Basilica looking toward the the altar than the distance from the altar looking toward the entrance to the Basilica.  I didn't have the heart to tell him the distances looked roughly the same.

    After the tour of the Basilica, we had some free time.  I ended up purchasing two necklaces.  Then we went out to take a few pictures. The crowdshad gottenlarger. While we stood taking. pictures, several people tried to sell up" skip the line" tickets.  I wished I had a sign that said. "Already been there and done that."

    When were returned fromSt. Peter's we walked to a nearby restaurant and had pizza  and then walked to the Divinci Museum.  It was an enjoyable hands on museum.   On the way back to the hotel we stopped for gelato and then looked into the church next to the hotel.  Then we got ready for a private after hours tour of the Sistine Chapel Museum.  I had not realized that a museum was also housed in the building of the Sistene Chapel. The Museum includes tapestries, paintings, articles from popes and some archaeological artefacts.  We also saw some of the rooms painted by Rafael.  Ricardo described the rivalry between Rafael and Michael Angelo as well as Michael Angelo's fustration with being "commanded" by the Pope to paint the story of Creation on the Sistene Chapel ceiling.  The ceiling was more impressive than I imagined.  When I think of the ceiling I always think of the fresco of the Creation of Man.  I didn't realize how many other frescos make up the ceiling.  I also learned that the fresco of the Last Judgement was painted later and Michael Angelo completed it, a lesser known painter was brought in to cover the naked parts below the waist of the men.

    When we finished the tour, we had a surprise light dinner in the courtyard with prosecco and wine. What a special treat.  Then it was back to the hotel to pack to leave tomorrow for Umbria.
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