Italy recap: Day 7 (Museo della Civilta Romana, Catacombs)

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Saturday 7:30 PM
Our last full day in Rome! Kind of sad, but I’ll admit I’m looking forward to a nicer hotel. I’m writing this on the rooftop garden which is pretty beautiful tonight – no rain today which was handy. Our morning was free, so we took the subway to near the end of the line to EUR, which is a “permanent exhibition” built by Mussolini. Aside from the streets having interesting names (Europe, Africa, Art, Architecture, Shakespeare) it looked like a typical suburb to us. We walked to the Museo della Civilta Romana and saw some good exhibits about the history of Rome. It really cleared up some timeline issues I had, and there were some cool scale models.

Afterwards we went to the main train station and got lunch nearby, next to where our Catacombs tour began. We took a bus out to the Catacombs of Domitilla and got to walk through a small part of them. The whole catacombs under this church are over 10 miles; the original discoverer got lost for 3 days trying to find his way out! (and there are more than 60 different catacombs in Rome!)

We then saw two other churches (with no catacombs) and that was it. Had dinner and afterwards firmed up our plans for Florence a bit. Luckily our train doesn’t leave until 12:45 tomorrow so we have plenty of time to pack, etc.

Oh, and we used the compass on my phone! Between that and the Kindle and the data plan, the my Lumia 900 has been very helpful đŸ™‚

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