ARRIVEDERCI ROMA !!!

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Rome day 2 ..
Again off for the 8-30am courtesy bus and then the train and then the Metro then another bus to St Peters Basilica … The queues were massive but J managed to push in front of a tour group with an excusa excusa .. Seems to work .. They think we are important .. Laughs … Any way the queue being 400m long was quick to move today and we were in by 9-30am lot of security and bag checks … And what a treat …
So impressive and free as nothing is free in Roma .. There is a Prayer Vigil being set in in the St. Peter’s square for this evening to pray for Pope Francis and his ministry ..see photo Hundreds of chairs , barriers and scaffolding for TV cameras .. We won’t be there as we haven’t received our invitation as yet !!!

St Peters done ..next The Coliseum … Again scaffolded .. J went for a wander to photograph it but didn’t go in .. Too many tourists off cruise ships mostly Americans doing back to back cruises. .. I listen in to their very loud conversation and if it’s Friday they must be in Rome .. They are a true caricature of how we think of them .. Loud ,boasty with bad taste in clothes but bloody wealthy ..
Coliseum done ..
Off to The Trevi Fountain bit of a walk this time through the popular back streets with lovely cafes , shops selling the top Italian fashions .. But as we are not on holiday the cafés are to expensive for us to lunch .. Instead we have ham cheese tomato and cucumber sandwiches .. Made by my own fair hand post breakfast ..
Back to The Trevi Fountain .. More scaffolding .. No water .. Feel very disappointed ..
Next The Spanish Steps .. Would you believe it the fountain in front is scaffolded… Sighs … Why the hell don’t they do all the repairs in winter .. Sighs again ..
I am again walked off my feet and have released J from any more tourism for life .. We are knackered I need a holiday after this lot … And I can feel an Egyptian one being booked for October …

Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.

One thought on “ARRIVEDERCI ROMA !!!”

  1. I thought exactly that about the scaffolding when we went a few years ago. Really spoilt the Trevi fountain for me. They should do in Winter! You are right!

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