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ITALY 2009 Part 2

  1. 1. ITALY 2009<br />Part 2 Roma and Tivoli<br />
  2. 2. Continuing from Firenze to RomaThe passing countryside<br />
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  4. 4. WE ARRIVE<br />
  5. 5. The Ubiquitous Motor Scooter<br />
  6. 6. The Crowds<br />
  7. 7. Our Location<br />We stayed at the Visconti Palace Hotel. It is located just off of the “Flume Tevere” (Tiber River) and not far from the “Citadel Vaticono” (Vatican City).<br />On the next slide, a map of the area, you can identify our location by the red teardrop with the “A” inside.<br />
  8. 8. OurLocation<br />
  9. 9. On the day following our arrival, there was to be a ceremony elevating someone to sainthood. Consequently, on our arrival we found a large group of people from Hawaii staying at the Hotel. They were part of a choir that was going to participate in the ceremonies. They wore distinctive clothing identifying themselves as part of their group and seemed to change costumes several times a day. They departed by the end of our second day.<br />
  10. 10. Our Itinerary<br />We will take a tour of some of the famous places in Rome.<br />Then we will visit Tivoli.<br />Lastly, we will wander around some of the streets and sights of Rome before departing for home.<br />
  11. 11. The Vatican<br />
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  14. 14. The Pope’s Residence<br />
  15. 15. The Pope lives in an apartment on the right side of the building on the top two floors. He makes public appearances from one of the four windows in that location.<br />
  16. 16. Fountain in St. Peter’s Square<br />
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  18. 18. The ever present Obelisk <br />
  19. 19. Panning around the Piazza<br />
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  25. 25. The Trevi Fountain<br />
  26. 26. The Fountain at Trevi<br />
  27. 27. The day we arrived, they were cleaning the fountain so you will not see any water.<br />You can get an idea of the size by looking at the workman in the pictures.<br />The song “Three Coins in the Fountain” is from the movie showcasing the fountain.<br />You will also see them scooping up all the coins.<br />
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  33. 33. Scooping up the money<br />
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  41. 41. Note the stones in the piazza around the fountain. The significance will be explained later.<br />
  42. 42. Rochelle looks up to what the Guide is Describing<br />
  43. 43. An Unusual Roman Church<br />
  44. 44. Rochelle Prepares to Enter<br />
  45. 45. Behind the traditional façade, it is round.<br />
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  49. 49. Note the statues on each side,<br />
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  54. 54. Some of the Art<br />
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  57. 57. See the “Roman” Centurians<br />
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  59. 59. The Obelisk<br />
  60. 60. Our Guide in Roma<br />
  61. 61. Smiling for the Camera<br />
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  63. 63. Another Piazza<br />
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  66. 66. Another Fountain with Statues<br />
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  72. 72. The other side of the Piazza<br />
  73. 73. Some of the Art for Sale in the Piazza<br />
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  75. 75. Obelisk in Another Piazza<br />
  76. 76. The carving on the obelisk is a helical spiral. It tells the story of great battles won. All of the obelisks have some kind of decoration and some story to tell. <br />
  77. 77. TIVOLI<br />We will visit two places in Tivoli.<br />First we will visit the “Villa D’Este”, the Summer palace of the Pope for eight years. It is structurally standing but decayed in parts. The grounds are in reasonable shape. It has 300 fountains.<br />Next we will visit the complex of the emperor Adrian. It is in ruins. It is much older than the Villa and stripped of all its marble.<br />
  78. 78. Modern Day Tivoli<br />
  79. 79. Our Transportation to Tivoli<br />
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  86. 86. Interior Mosaics and Frescos<br />
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  97. 97. Some Exterior Views of the Palace<br />
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  101. 101. This is steeper than it appears. One of our party fell and skinned her knees on descent.<br />
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  103. 103. The Fountains begin<br />
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  110. 110. Countryside from Villa D’Este<br />
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  113. 113. To help appreciates Adrian’s residence, let’s look at a model of what the original looked like.<br />
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  118. 118. Our Tivoli Guide<br />
  119. 119. We are going to look at a piece of that last slide again.<br />When we do, note the square cut stones. This is the oldest and most primitive construction method used by the Romans. The stones were cut square using hand tools by stone masons.<br />Next, the Romans learned how to bake bricks and this was easier than cutting stones.<br />Lastly, they used concrete mining what we call Portland cement from the sides of Mt. Vesuvius.<br />
  120. 120. See the stones, surmounted by brick which in turn supports masonry. All methods were used at this location over the time span in which it was built.<br />
  121. 121. On to the ruins<br />
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  124. 124. A local resident of the ruins<br />
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  144. 144. Partially surviving mosaic<br />
  145. 145. Back to Rome<br />That concludes our visit to Adrian’s palatial complex.<br />We will conclude with a random walk through the streets of Rome<br />
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  163. 163. Walking along the Tiber near our Hotel<br />
  164. 164. Also near our hotel<br />
  165. 165. A Department Store<br />
  166. 166. Ceiling of the Store<br />
  167. 167. Arriverderci Roma<br />
  168. 168. FINI<br />

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