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Eating gelato at the train station in the Fiumicino airport

What can I say Rome is the ultimate place for me. It has all the things that I like - good food, great people watching on Via Veneto, style, history, weather and its soccer team. We arrived in fumicino airport and took the train into the stazione centrale. From there we took the metropolitana to Piazza Barberini. I remember this place in Piazza Barberinin that my high school soccer team ate at when we played against the high schools in Rome back in the 1970's. It was call "Wimpy's" and was a hamburger place. It is no longer there :(.

We checked into our hotel, Hotel King, right up the street from the famous piazza. It was a great location, just a short walk to the spanish steps and the rest of the centro storico. One of the most interesting places I took Daniela to was the Cappella dei Cappuccini where they have a museum for the monks. This is one of the most macabra museums in Rome where you have all the bones of deceased monks arranged in order of their body parts - skulls on one shelf, arms and clavicles on another. Chandeliers are made from human bones and hang over your head as you walk though the damp and dungeony basement under the church. Daniela couldn't get enough of this place and had to go back several time to see it again and again. You just don't see that sort of thing in Plano, Texas.

 

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Nick at the Piazza di Spagnia
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