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Rome Oct 6


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Today we went on the hop-on hop-off bus which took us all around the major sites: the Forum, Colliseum, Circus Maximus, etc.

We got off at the stop nearest the Vatican just as it began to rain. Fortunately we had umbrellas. We went off in search of the Pantheon, which is not particularly easy to find, but well worth it.

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This is as close as you're going to get to walking into a classical Roman building.

It was a fairly long walk from there to St Peter's. We had "skip the line" tickets to pick up audio guides. Well, there was no lineup for audio guides, but there was a 45 minute lineup to go through the security check point.

It was very crowded in the Basilica, but it is an awesome place.

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We had been here two years ago, but somehow I'd missed that there are several popes' bodies displayed behind glass under altars in the side chapels, including that of John XXIII. A bit creepy to me.

Posted by JimShirl 09:26

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