I Roamed Rome
Rome Travel Blog› entry 16 of 23 › view all entries
October 30th, 2009 – by: zciperski
the forum, was kind of boring...sorry.... well, it is mostly ruins, so there isnt much to see, naturally...while there you need to use your imagination alot...and imagined, it was pretty impressive at somepoint, but we were tired, it was early, and we wanted to see the coliseum.
The coliseum was impressive on many levels...it is massive, even by todays standards, was more than just a few jaded columns, and piles of marble on the ground...and best of all, we could go in and rome around...get it....ha ha.. it wouldve have been cool to see it in all its glory, as it is an impressive structure.
the break spot, alices pizza...amazing, best pizza ever...well almost...and it was near my next destination, the vatican..in rome, most often, they charge you by the weight of the pizza, i kept it simple, margherita pizza and a coke, and a step to sit on...i wanted to rest and get ready for my day in the holy city...and my next country...
the vatican, is the next addition to my countries visited list...it is in fact its own country, less than a square km...but impressive in many ways..besides being the home to the pope...i started off with a quick stroll through st peters square, before heading to the museum.
ive always wanted to stand and look up at the ceiling of the sistine chapel...accomplished today...it is a very impressive chapel...for those history buffs, this is the location of where the popes are elected during conclaves.
from there, off to st peters basillica...it looks big from the outside, but is a lot bigger on the inside...holy cow...wow, yup.. this is the church of churches, as it should be...and it was...i am not even going to attempt to explain my experience there...i will say this though... i did do some special things there, for starters, i went to the tomb of popes...in the basement of the church, lie most of the former popes... you can walk by the tombs of them...most of them you speed by, after all, how many pious and maxes are there anyway.
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