When you think Venice, you think about a city sitting on water. This is because the city is actually made up of islands (besides the mainland) and everywhere you look are churches.
Monthly Archives: October 2004
Now we head to Venezia / Vence where we quickly transfer to a chartered boat to take us to the Island of Burano which is a neat little fishing village that has its own leaning tower.
One of the things I found amazing about Florence is the layout of the city with its art and culture. Here at home I would have to get a car and drive from park to park; but, here you take a short walk from Palazzo to Palazzo with each being unique. Here is what it was like to walk into Palazzo Vecchio…
We now head back to Vatican City and this time to visit the museums themselves which is the showcase of items that have been donated from people all around the world throughout time. What is amazing to me as well is the walls and ceilings themselves as everything here is something to take in.
We head to another area of Rome for the night, know as the Spanish Steps, eating a wonderful meal at a small family owned restaurant, and then DISCO our way back to the hotel. Yes, I said the “D” word and our Aussie Mates we were traveling with were dancing in the isle of the bus while our driver flickered the dome lights on and off.
Do the hustle!!!!!!!
Well, you can’t go to this area of the world and not cross the border and enter the smallest independent state in the world by both population (800) and area (108.7 acres). Yes, I’m taking about Vatican City where at the time we visited was also the home of Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) where the grounds were being setup and a major service.
When you think of Rome I’m sure most think of some very specific places and yes we did spend time visiting these places. Did you know that in the Roman Colosseum that staged “Navel” Battles? Yes, I mean they filled the Colosseum with water, put two of more ships inside and staged a fight. They also were able to cover the Colosseum just like they do today in modern football stadiums; and it was the Navy crews that did the work as well. Who would have thought!
We now head back to Rome passing more ancient Temples and other old Roman sites before reaching the Basilica of St. Peter in Chains that has a famous piece of sculpture as part of its decor.