Rome: Day 3 & 4 April 15, 2012

Greetings, dear friends!

I’m sitting in our hotel’s lobby, after another marathon day of touring. While the city’s sites and history are amazing, I’m thrill-tired! We walked at least 10 miles, I’m sure! Good thing, I guess, since the morning pastries here are pretty delicious!

While it rained much of the day, I’m happy to report that I returned to the hotel with relatively dry feet.
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We began our day at the Catacombes. We visited one of several sites, where half a million Christians were buried between the 2nd and 4th centuries, until Constantine made it possible to choose one’s own faith. I didn’t take any photos there, but trust me, it was an experience. From there, we visited a church, on the Apian Way. Totally simple on the exterior and breath-taking inside. The ceiling was carved in wood and was beautiful!

From there, we walked the actual Appian Way, past brick structures remaining from 2,000 years ago.

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Then, we took a bus into town to the Spanish Steps, in the center of where the elite go to shop! (not me!)

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After lunch, we ended the day at the Borgese Museum, dating back to the 1300’s.

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No cameras were allowed inside, but don’t miss it, if you have the chance for a visit!

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Our guide, Maria, Dorothy and I made it back to the hotel. I felt like I had hiked 100 miles, but was still standing.

Today, we’re off to be blessed by the pope at the Vatican and then take a train to Florence tonight.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your travels are safe today!
Ciao!
Barbara

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3 Comments

  1. Karena on April 15, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Oh my Barbara, the artistry of the cathedrals and the sacred spirits contained in many. I remember having my picture taken on the Spanish Steps and walking along the Via Condotti.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  2. Emily on April 15, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Hi Barbara, Looks as if you’re having a wonderful time. Your photos are bringing back wonderful memories of my trips there. Can’t wait to see your photos of Florence. Hope you get to some of the hill towns outside Florence. Sienna was one of my favorites.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

  3. Debbie Kick on April 16, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Well bless you babes. Sorry the weather is bad, but I guess you don’t notice in the museums. Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos. Green really isn’t a good color for me, but wow, I am supremely jealous.

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