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Rome

The final few days

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We left Capri yesterday morning and caught the ferry direct to Naples. It was here that we got our first glimpse of the not so pretty side of Italy. Naples seemed very dirty and run down....not the sort of place you would want to be at for a long time. From there, we caught our last train to Rome. My dodgy wheel on my suitcase finally broke off and I have had to buy a new one..........grrrrr. We had a great night out last night, at an Irish bar of all things. Luck was on our side as we had a performing arts school showcasing their work. It was a fantastic night listening to all the talented young singers. All of the songs were English and all were well known ones. It was great to have some entertainment as we chowed down on our burgers and fries (yes, we are just a little bit over spaghetti and pizza!). Today we went our seperate ways. Robyn and Simon went on the hop on hop off bus around Rome and Martyn and I joined a walking tour of the Vatican City. We went to the Vatican museums and saw some wonderful old art works collected by the many popes over centuries, to the Sistine Chapel where we saw the amazing work of Michelangelo, and finally to my favourite place, St Peters Basilica. The grandeur of this great basilica is overwhelming. The workmanship and stunning art is unlike anything we ever see today. It is still roastingly hot here, with the temperature today well into the 40's. There is thousands of tourists in Rome at the moment, and it almost seemed to take away the feeling of serenity in the Sistine Chapel particularly. Being jammed in like sardines is not that pleasant!! Amazingly, we bumped into the Canadian girls from Tuscany. In all the thousands of people, who would have thought! Tonight will be our last dinner in Italy. It must surely be pizza or spaghetti. Ciao. Lx

Posted by gaddesandgray 08:26

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