Rome Day 2 – The Doria Pamphilj, the Pantheon and the Palazzo Altemps

Not yet acclimatized, I was up early, and the bed was horrid. I went and asked for a new room. The night held a lot of noise from the street, and I had the windows open not knowing that there was air conditioning in the room, or where the controls were. It just never entered in to my mind that there would be air conditioning. Anyway, I got a new room, and a topper on the bed, which helped considerably.

I bought a Roma Pass. Word of advice, don’t spend your money on one. It is good for only two visits to attractions, not three as described in other places. Don’t take the metro if you can avoid it (i.e. less than three stops). Why spend all the time traveling in the dark underground when you can walk around top side and see more?

I walked around Rome the first day planning on seeing gallerias within a specific area. It didn’t take as long to walk to where I was going, the Doria Pamphilj, so I arrived early. Looking at the map to see what else was in the area, and open, I went to the Pantheon. Amazing building, I am sure that it functioned as some sort of time piece, a reverse sun dial. The picture you see here is about 930 or so. The Doria Pamphilj was first on the list, (would not go again), the Palazza Altemps (would go again), and sites such as Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, del Popolo and the Barberini (would go again).

I loved seeing the depictions of the females in person. There is nothing to compare to seeing them in person.

From Palazzo Altemps
From Palazzo Altemps

I left the hotel at about 745 and returned at about 1630. The whole day was spent on foot.

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