I love rome!!

Trip Start May 14, 2008
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Trip End Jun 13, 2008


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Flag of Italy  , Lazio,
Saturday, May 24, 2008

hello to all... sorry its been a while, but its hard to find the time to get online.  first of all i want to advise that no one ever visit naples :) i hated it.  it was nasty, graffiti filled, and the drivers are CRAZY. and we thought athens drivers are bad!! pompeii was amazing.  we walked through hours of ruins and still didnt see it all. vesuvuis loomed over the city.  the plaster casts brought a sad reminder of what happen thousands of years ago. i am in love with rome, though.  the colosseum is AWESOME!!!! its huge, and it is sooo cool standing where gladiators used to fight.  we went to the forum. that was pretty cool seeing where the roots of democracy began.  we walked in their senate, and walked on stones that caesar walked on.  i saw berninis the ecstasy of st theresa, which was absolutely gorgeous. we also went to mamertine prison, where st peter was once held.  it was a surreal experience. we also went to a crypt filled with 4,000 monks skeletons.  look it up... cappuccin crypt.  it was creepy!! st peter s was AWESOME.  the dome is beautiful. i want to love in michelangelos dome lol. we walked probably about 600 steps to go to the top (wow i was tired lol) and the view of rome was awesome from up there. the vatican museum was absolutely awesome... got to see caravaggios depostition, raphaels school of athens, michelangelos sistene chapel (WOW).  Pics werent allowed, but i snuck a few while the guards werent looking lol. we are having the time of our lives. oh, and italian men are beautiful lol.
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