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When in Rome...

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...do as the Romans do. This involved ignoring all the signs saying not to cross the railway tracks and, er, crossing the railway tracks.

Our day in Rome was pretty intense. In something of a daze, we got onto the Metro without really planning where we were going. We headed to a station two stops from Termini called Colosseo in the hope that it would take us to the Colosseum. It did, and thankfully it was pretty hard to miss.

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Next up was the Vatican. We were looking forward to seeing the Sistine Chapel, and weren't disappointed - well worth the €15 admission alone. If anything it was even more impressive than we'd imagined, and isn't really captured in the photo below. The chapel, and the long, ornately decorated corridors that led to and from it, left us feeling overwhelmed.

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An unexpected bonus was the opportunity to see some old Popemobiles.

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Posted by shoestring 11:00 Archived in Italy Tagged art italy rome painting vatican pope colosseum michaelangelo sistine

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