Rome - Internet Police
Trip Start Jul 04, 2006
50Trip End Jan 15, 2007
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"Internet Train, in accordance with art.7 of D.Lgs (Law) 31.07.2005 n.155, "Regulations to contrast international terrorism" , informs that the Customer is obliged to present a valid ID document that it will be linked together with an univocal user ID or with a magnetic card or smart card. Internet Train srl will provide to the treatment of personal data through data processing systems."
Another Autumn day, has come and gone away..
Ahh Rome. Home of, well, the Romans, the Catholic Church, and many stray dogs. Rome is a fantastic city for walking, though given our quick visit, we were forced to walk a great deal in a short amount of time (thanks Mel - the walking tour was great! Though somewhat extended given our navigational skills - well, my navigational skills...).
St. Peter's Basilica - the sense of history was awe inspiring. The incredible art, most notably, La Pieta, was amazing. I am not catholic, but going to the mass on Sunday was still a moving experience.
The Coloseum at night - this structure is just massive, and sadly not able to be photographed (at least by me) at night! The sheer size is incredible and something to be seen in person if at all possible.
Last night's meal - potato and spinach gnochi with what seemed to be my own macaroni sauce. I treid to make the meal last by eating each gnoch (??what is the singular of gnochi?), but in the end just couldn't do it. Best meal since the Indian in Turkey.
Cat sanctuary - Julius Caesar was killed there, but now some Roman ruins in the middle of the city are home to over 300 cats looked after the Gatani (cat ladies).
Rome was not also without frustration...
We arrived in Rome for the weekend of the film festival, and as such, the city was packed
After a late night of intellectual dialog with fellow hostellers we got up early to see the Pope - who actually didn't show up until noon (roughly the time we started our walking tour in the opposite direction).
Finally, our hostel managed to lose our booking for the second night, so after a long day of walking throughout the city, we were told we had no bed...