...and so I walked the ground where Emperor treaded! (1)
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We started hitting our way going to Rome at almost midnight; a schedule we chose for practicality and convenience reasons. As soon as we located our private cabin in the train and after putting away our luggage overhead, my eye lids surrendered to the heaviness of it. Within seven hours of travel from Venice to Rome in that wee hours of December, our bodies found a much needed rest, albeit temporarily.
With the train starting to slow down, I was able to glance at the terminal signage, "Roma Termini". It was between seven and eight in the morning. We were disembarking and heading eastward when I noticed the whole expanse of the train platform being bathe in morning sunlight.
Once we refreshed ourselves, we went for light breakfast in one of the restaurants at the terminal. I found out later that we still needed to make one more inter-city connection to reach the city proper, and so we walked down further into this complex subway tunnel system until we reached the platform going to "Tiburtina" station. From there, we would begin treading the ground where Emperor walked and where Roman soldiers marched.
All the excitement was beginning to build-up within me eventhough I realised shortly that another ride from city bus was needed to get to St.
The sun had just moved up from the horizon, but not high enough yet for its sunlight to cover the wide open area of St. Peter Basilica Square, except of course from few strikes of sunlight that was able to pass in between big pillars of the circular enclave of the plaza. TO BE CONTINUED...