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Travelling to Rome
Milan to Rome is no big deal once you figure out the Italian train system. As Canadians, we aren’t used to good train systems but theirs is pretty go... Read Full Entry
In July 2011, Dianne and I returned from three fabulous years in China where Dianne was an administrator for Maple Leaf International Schools. To read about our China adventures, click WilsonsInChina. Dianne spent the next 4 years as an administrator in three elementary schools in B.C. In September, 2015 she officially retired. So what happens now? The nickname of this blog is ToBeContinued for a reason... ... full info
Michelangelo's MosesJust one statue in front of Julius II's tomb which is currently behind the scaffolding. Googling "Michelangelo Moses" brings up some fascinating reading. Even Sigmund Freud is referenced.
PantheonOne of my favourites because it is an ancient monument in its own right as well as being a church. Fascinating place.
Holey DomeThe dome is open in the centre and there are drains in the centre of the floor that slopes so any rain channels away. It's the model for buildings like the Capitol in Washington, D.C. (the dome, not the drain)
Tazza D'oroCappuccini e granite. So famous it's mentioned in a guide book as the place to go when the Pantheon is closed for Mass. Or after Mass.
The TiberMeanders through town passed the Vatican and many monuments. There is a sidewalk along most of it but there is also a very busy road. We didn't find any really nice places to just sit and admire it.
Spanish StepsJust before they were reopened. Otherwise you probably wouldn't be able to see them for the crowds.
Trevi fountainYou can see great pictures of this beautiful fountain on the internet. But this shot gives you a hint at the crowds and why it is hard to get a decent picture yourself.