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.
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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 push deeper into Ancient Ostia. One can just imagine putting on a toga and stepping back into time living the life of an upper class Roman or a slave working in the milling making flour for the bakery.
This site just keeps going; because their entire city is still here to explore. In this section we see parts of the forum, Theater, one of the main Temples, the “Laundry” (where they used yearn as a bleach), one of the major homes, and the huge Bath.