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  • Day17

    Walk till you drop

    January 5 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Today was our walk walk walk day with no museums. But we did start with a church (Santa Maria in Trastevere) and end with a church (Santa Maria Maggiore), because both of them had amazing mosaics spanning the 5th - 12th centuries. In between we just walked and enjoyed the sunny day — along the river, to St. Peter’s (the crowds and the lines even to get into the basilica made us decide to skip an inside visit), to Hadrian´s mauseoulum, to Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, many ruins of temples, forums, and theaters.

    Since last night’s dinner at Crispi 19 was very good but just too much pretense (many different waiters for different functions, including one whose only job seemed to be to use that bread-crumb-remover on the tablecloths), we’re looking for something above paper tablecloths, but not fine linen.

    Only two more days here, and I guess it’s only fair that tomorrow I go along to the National Museum, since Joe was such a good sport today.
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  • Day16

    Still cold, but sunny in Rome

    January 4 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 2 °C

    Lesson to self: Buy fast train tickets a few days in advance. We could only get seats on the 10:40 “intercity” train, and to add insult to injury, we sat on the tracks somewhere between Palermo and Rome for 45 minutes. Luckily, I have a couple of good books. We didn’t get to our Rome hotel till about 2 in the afternoon, had a quick lunch, and walked around for a couple of hours to get our bearings. We are in a good location, not far from Trajan’s column. The Trevi Fountain was mobbed mobbed mobbed, much more crowded than my pictures showed from spring break 1995.

    Planning to get a good fish dinner and plan a walking route for tomorrow. Probably no museums tomorrow, but we will see. Three days in Rome is not much time, but we will do our best.
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  • Day18

    Museum Day

    January 6 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 7 °C

    We slept in a bit, no need to rush, and since it is January 6 (Epiphany), it’s even more of a holiday than Sunday usually is. Our hotel had tons of special traditional sweets at breakfast, added to the overabundance of sweets they serve on normal days!

    I was skeptical about these museums (the National Museum of Rome has two locations about 5 minutes apart from each other, one on each side of the train station), but I have changed my tune. The first had the best statuary that’s been found in Rome, some Greek, some Roman, and mosaics and frescoes from two huge villas excavated in the 1900s, one of them under the Termini train station!

    After a couple of hours at the museum, we took a break in an old 19th century cafe where we got the Italian equivalent of sliders for lunch. Very tasty and a nice break from the pasta, pizza routine.

    Then to the second musum, which is located inside what were the largest public baths (capacity for 3000 bathers, with a huge outdoor pool as well). It was really interesting, and we also got to walk around a cloister designed by Michaelangelo at age 86, when the pope converted part of the baths into a church, to recognize the 40,000 Christian slaves who built the baths.

    With another hour or so of daylight, we hoofed it over to see the Colisseum in late afternoon, as opposed to early morning, light. Very nice both ways!!!
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  • Day19

    Last Day in Rome

    January 7 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 5 °C

    So, this morning as I was mapping out a walk to some of the parts of the city we hadn’t visited, I decided to check Vatican tickets for the day. And tickets were available, so we decided to head back, visit St. Peter’s, and go to the Vatican Museums.

    There were no lines to get into the church so we sailed through security and were inside in no time. The basilica is overwhelming, the size of everything is so giant. Some of the statues of popes really made them look human, though, even at that size. I am glad we went. My favorite part was walking to the top of the cupola — Joe took the elevator but then had to walk the last couple hundred steps anyway. The views from the top were great, and it was another crystal clear sunny day.

    We were exhausted by the time we left the Vatican, about three hours after entering. I understand why they leave the Sistine Chapel till the end, but it was hard to feel bright eyed after hours of statuary, papal apartments, and Raphael rooms. The colors are just as brilliant as they look in pictures, and I particularly liked the Noah’s Ark panel. All in all, a good way to end the trip.

    Tomorrow we will be up at 4:30 for a 5:15 car to the airport. Yikes. Going through London, glad it’s before Brexit!
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  • Day34

    Roma

    March 31 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Arrived to a beautiful sunny day! After 55 minutes waiting to clear the passport screening, went to get my suitcase I had checked it in CLT, less to keep up with, I had a moment of panic when it was not on the belt, but when I went back, it was there, just upside down and I couldn't see my luggage tag. Anyway, my transfer driver was so patient, helped me find it then off we went. Gorgeous day for drive... he pointed out some sites along the way and showed me how close Santa Maria church was to my hotel... so after checking in, changing clothes I head off to 6p Mass, all in Italian of course, but mass is the same in any language, and I actually understood quite a bit. Way back to the hotel I popped in a corner market for a bottle of water and a bottle of Prosecco (when in Rome). Right across the street from the hotel is a great little Familia Pizzeria - my dinner consisted of pasta la pesto, chianti, & tiramisu. Great start to a great upcoming week!Read more

  • Day3

    Das neue Rom (2)

    February 3 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Mit einer Ausgangssperre von 24 Uhr hatten wir noch reichlich Zeit um durch das nächtliche Rom zu streifen und zu Abend zu essen. Da einige von uns von zuhause den Auftrag bekommen hatten, aus dem Hard Rock Café etwas mitzubringen, fuhren wir zunächst mit der Metro dorthin. Ohne Lehrer waren wir zuerst leicht verwirrt, doch eigentlich ist die Metro in Rom ziemlich simpel, da sie nur aus drei Linien besteht. Im Hard Rock Shop angekommen stellten wir jedoch fest, dass es die gewünschten Dinge nur im Hard Rock Café gibt und so mussten wir wieder ein paar Stationen zurückfahren. Davor machten wir jedoch noch einen Abstecher zum Petersdom, der direkt nebenan war. Dort schossen wir noch ein paar Fotos, ganz ohne Menschenmassen im Vordergrund.

    Beim Hard Rock Café angekommen, wurden wir dann auch fündig und machten uns nun auf die Suche nach einem Restaurant. Da wir uns jedoch gerade im Regierungsviertel Roms befanden, mit all den schicken Prachtbauten und 5-Sterne-Hotels, waren die Restaurants entsprechend teuer und wir liefen ein bisschen, bis wir ein gutes Restaurant fanden. Wie wir dann jedoch feststellten, waren die Portionen zwar lecker, jedoch auch sehr klein für ihren Preis. Anschließend ging es mit der Metro wieder zurück an unseren Hauptbahnhof, wo wir noch die Shoppingmeile auskundschafteten und ein wenig einkauften.

    Nach einem kurzen Boxenstopp im Hotel besuchten wir wieder den Irish Pub in der Nähe unseres Hotel, wo zunächst die Lehrer und dann noch andere Schüler unserer Stufe eintrudelten. Nach und nach kehrten wir dann wieder zum Hotel zurück und beendeten unseren Tag.
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  • Day49

    Roma

    May 26, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 68 °F

    Rome, take 2.

    Seen a lot, walked a lot, queued a lot, over the last four days.

    Tuesday we spent the majority of the day in the Vatican City. It is absolutely mobbed here in Rome. Not sure if it is the time of year or if it is always like this but I don't recall the sheer amount of people when I was last here, admittedly about 12 years ago.

    We queued for about 45 minutes to view the Musei di Vaticani - a collection of museums - and most importantly to be squished like sardines into the Sistine Chapel. Incredible collection of sculptures, artwork and artifacts in the Musei - which Stuart and I took really seriously - and worth the wait to see Michelangelo's masterpiece. Next we headed to St Peter's and queued for about an hour and 15 minutes as despite returning three times during the day the queue never got any shorter, The experience was made much more enjoyable by spending the time chatting to a Korean chap called Reagan who is travelling Europe on his own.

    When we finally got through security, I made the journey up to the Bronze Doors to request tickets for the audience with the Pope the following day. Only one person is allowed to go up the stairs and I got to chat to a Swiss Guard. Visiting St Peters is a must,it really dwarfs any other church that we have visited.

    On Wednesday we headed in what we deemed to be early to get back to St Peter's square for the audience with the Pope. Reckon we underestimated it by about two hours as the place was swamped when we arrived. Although we couldn't get into the centre of the seating, we managed to hear and see him from a distance so pretty pleased with that.

    We then went onto Castel Sant'Angelo, which sits on the west of the River Tiber which was built by Hadrian as his Mausoleum. Whilst I didn't really find the exhibits that fascinating.. can I say that? it was worth it for the view from the top. As we left the Castel we crossed the River only to bump into our friend Reagan again randomly in the street, we are now Instagram buddies so can follow each others travels. Despite having seen the Pope a few hours earlier I think that chance meeting was definitely Stuarts highlight of the day!

    Headed to the city last night to eat after doing washing and preparing for moving on. Visiting my gran's friend Maria today and on the ferry to Croatia next Thursday, in the meantime who knows, will keep you updated!
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  • Day12

    Al Viminale Hill Inn and Hotel

    May 17 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Very smooth trip for an hour at 250 km/h on the Italo train from Naples to Rome termini. Nancy now feeling she knows her way around and would like to hop the H bus back to Trastevere, home base. But tonight we are staying close by as will be taking the train out and we will do the central area of Rome - Via Del Corso connects from Victor Emmanuel to People's Plaza and while on it you can look one way and then the other. Check in smooth - an old wrought iron lift brings you up the long series of marbel stair case to reach Floor 1 (actually level 2 by N American definition) and into our small but cozy and modern suite. Served the purpose. Small insect on Nancy's pillow but it appeared to have flown in and the bedding was fine (always worried in travel about the upswing in bed bugs, even in good establishments).Read more

  • Day36

    Il Convento dei Cappuccini

    October 4, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    The main reason we visited here was because of what I had read about the crypts and they sounded quite bizarre. I’m not sure where my fascination with skulls has come from but we have certainly seen some amazing sights.

    This church and convent complex safeguards what is possibly Rome's strangest sight: crypt chapels where everything from the picture frames to the light fittings is made of human bones. Between 1732 and 1775 resident Capuchin monks used the bones of 3700 of their departed brothers to create this macabre memento mori (reminder of death). It is a 30m-long passageway containing six crypts, each named after the type of bone used to decorate (skulls, shin bones, pelvises etc).

    Rather than burying the remains of their dead brethren, the monks decorated the walls and ceilings of the crypts with their bones as a way of reminding themselves that death could come at any time and they must always be ready to meet God. A plaque in the crypt reads “What you are now, we once were; what we are now, you shall be.”

    Mummified monks are dressed in friar’s clothes and hung from walls and ceilings. With the addition of electricity, light fixtures were incorporated into some of the hanging monks, bringing a new meaning to the phrase “the eternal light”.

    While the museum attached was interesting, the crypts were totally fascinating!! Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos which I do find kind of strange. They are happy to charge tourists to view the crypts so they can’t be that sacred, but no photos allowed. Those who know Brad though, know that he managed to snap a couple of photos. And there are certainly lots of images online.
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Trevi, טרווי, Треви, Треві, 特雷维

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