Thursday, 21 August 2008

21 August 2008 - 23 August 2008

Siena to Rome

21 August 2008

Today we checked out of our Tuscan villa and headed to Rome. On the way to Rome we decided to head into Orvieto a small township. In Orvieto we headed up the hill to look at the massive and very impressive Duomo. This church is beautiful and decorated in traditional Italian style with a massive organ in the corner. After looking at the Duomo and having gelato (I also ... pulled a muscle in my tounge .. weird I know but extemely painful) we headed back down to the car as it was hot! Upon hoping in the car and cranking up the aircon the temperature guage read 44 degrees, eeek thats hot!!

We proceeded to Rome where we checked into Camping Roma and our airconditioned room. We spent the rest of the afternoon laxing out by the pool!

22 August 2008

Today we said goodbye to Michelle. Michelle was heading back home via New York as her visa had run out. As it was still extremely hot outside me and Debra decided to make the most of the sun and the pool and spent the morning relaxing by the pool and soaking up the talent. In the afternoon once it had cooled down we headed into the city and wandered around the Colessum, Roman Forum and various other roman ruins and buildings.

23 August 2008

This morning we ventured out to the Vatican City.

FACT - Did you know that the Vatican City is its own country? Is has a pretty much zero percent birth rate (being that most of its country people are nuns)!

Vatican City' officially the State of the Vatican City. At approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and with a population of around 800, it is the smallest independent state in the world by both population and area. Vatican City is a city-state. It came into existence only in 1929. The state of Vatican City issues normal passports.

Another FACT - the worst gelato ever was brought at a place near the Vatican City and it was extememly disappointing that our last Italian gelato was unedible

In the afternoon we headed to the airport to start some more adventures in Spain.

1 comment:

notHamilton said...

Pulled a muscle in your tongue!?! Looking forward to hearing this back story...