When you are in Rome, if you don’t mind not having the amenities of a typical mainstream hotel, you should think about staying at this bed and breakfast in the Trastevere district (across the river from the ancient center of Rome).
Hotel Danilo is a little bed and breakfast housed in 2 separate (across-the-hall-from-each-other) [...]
Continuing our night walk through Rome on our last night in the city …
From the Pantheon, we continued through the narrow streets … looking for the Trevi Fountain.
You can hear it before you see it. …. You can hear you’re getting close to a crowd of some kind, and … is that [...]
After our LONG afternoon in the Vatican city, Andrew and I just had one more evening to live it up in Rome before heading home early early Saturday morning.
So heart-breaking. I really love Rome ….
Rick Steves has a ‘Night Walk’ across Rome in his guidebook that we *kind of* followed …
Part 2. Because this place is so.darn.big.
looking up into the dome.
Again : awe-inspiring.
I know I keep saying that.
But, for reals y’all
We walked around the corner from the Sistine Chapel and stopped for a bit in the atrium. No tour guides were allowed inside the church, so Jimmy stopped basically just outside the door to prepare us for what we were about [...]
The Sistine Chapel was …. sigh. Just fantastic.
We watched Angels and Demons recently … and all I could think about afterward was “I can’t believe I’ve been there”
One of the stories – as told to us by Jimmy, our incredibly adorable Angel Tours guide – is that in the early early [...]
… continuing our tour of the Vatican Museum with Angel Tours ….
So. …. I will admit, the place was a *bit* crowded. But it’s best not to dwell on stuff like that or you’ll ruin the whole experience for yourself.
There was literally art EVERYWHERE.
Our last day in Italy – our last day in Rome.
We did another Angel Tours Rome tour …. this time of the Vatican Museum (and Sistine Chapel).
I’ve mentioned before how I love Angel Tours. Highly recommended. Love love them.
This particular tour they got more attendees than they expected. But to counter [...]
In a word : awe-inspiring
St. Peter’s square is basically the home of the Vatican. Roughly.
This is the street leading into the Vatican city, with the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica directly ahead …
Also – lots of nuns !!
Andrew is the only person I know who would go record shopping when he’s in Rome for just a couple days. [...]
The original plan was to visit the Cappuccin Crypt, then catch a taxi across town to the Vatican – where we were scheduled for a tour at 1p.
But, it turns out Rome is not *quite* as large as I thought, and we had enough time to just walk over. Which, as I mentioned, [...]
Friday morning we set aside for visiting the Cappuccin Crypts. Monk bones. Thousands of them. Amazing.
The crypt is underneath a church (one of the many many churches in Rome).
We found it on this gorgeous tree-lined street. Very unassuming.
You would never know what amazing creation was in (under) this church just by [...]
If you are just joining us, I’ve been taking my sweet time blogging all the pics from our week in Italy.
Here begins a series of posts about our FINAL day in the country – a very long day of touristing in Rome. And some of our favorite times …
We allowed ourselves to [...]
Just a handful of shots of our traveling from Florence back to Rome.
As we are finally leaving Florence, it is time for a slightly more intimate look at the bed & breakfast we stayed in for the 3 nights we were there.
I highly (highly) recommend staying at Floralia if you go to Florence. Not only is it extremely reasonably priced for the center of town [...]