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In 2007 I went on a weekend break to Rome to visit a friend of mine who was working there at the time.

It’s great to get a know a city when someone can introduce you. 475 more words


Rome: St. Peter's Basilica - Flashback Friday!

After the Scavi Tour, we had a tour scheduled with the Vatican itself to see the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums.  Due to Conclave, the Sistine Chapel was off limits, so all we could see was the museum.  373 more words

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Rome in the Rain

You might expect that a blog about Rome in the rain might provide useful information on indoor activities to enjoy in the Italian capital. If you have somehow stumbled upon this blog whilst looking for such information then you would, I’m sorry to say, be bitterly disappointed: Phil and I are far too cheap to pay for entrance fees (especially Italian entrance fees which are shocking in comparison to Andalucían entrance fees!) so for the most part we braved the rain and wandered around enjoying Rome’s many sights from the outside only. 1,229 more words


Rome day 2

Day 108

Wednesday, April 22nd

We woke up early today to get across the city in order to be able to see the Papal audience. Basically we got to see the Pope in person, then he said a speech, and then he blessed us all. 864 more words



I find it confusing that a building that was the most powerful building in the world is under construction today.

Maybe our understanding of power is under construction too.


Rome: This is What Dreams are Made of (Part One)

Yes, that was a Lizzie McGuire Movie reference.

Rome captured my heart and lit my imagination on fire. Paris was all right, but Rome felt like an exotic paradise––a place where dreams were real and history sizzled in the air as it mixed with pasta and gelato and iconic monuments bathed in glorious sunshine. 1,817 more words