Sunday, March 22, 2015
Rome 2015 Marathon
We decided to head into town on the Metro...buses were not running today! There were several different races, the Marathon, a 5 K and several others so many different streets were being used. By two o'clock we'd arrived at the Termini Station and walked across the street to the National Museum of Rome. It was reasonable and crowded!
Soon we were back on the Metro B for one stop as we jumped off at Cavor stop and walked the short distance to visit the church of St. Peter In Chains. It required a walk up a flight of seventy-five steps to reach the church. But, it is beautiful and there is a huge altar that was designed by Michelangelo and recreated death by his assistants. It was designed for the tomb of Pope Julius II, there is a famous statue of Moses and a special one of Pope Julius II in a reclining pose, making him look a bit lazy.
From there we walked back down the seventy-five steps and over towards the Victor Emanuel Monument by walking down the center of the streets in the midst of the cleanup for this mornings Marathon Race....right under the banner at the start/finish line. Arrived in Piazza Venezia and found that our bus # 46 was finally running again since the race was now over.
By 6:30 pm we were back in our apartment....no rain all afternoon. A fun day and we soon had dinner on the table complete with wine and chocolate for dessert. It was a cool but dry outing; our gloves and hats felt good. I hope that you've enjoyed our afternoon with us....the link for photos is below:
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