Day 1,023: Mediterranean Cruise: Rome.

Laetitia led a tour group on a Mediterranean cruise. One of the first stops was Rome.where they visited Castel Sant’Angelo. Originally built as a mausoleum for Roman Emperor Hadrian, the circular building was converted to a fortress for the Vatican which is connected to it by a tunnel. The Castel figures in the plot of Puccini’s opera, Tosca.

The old city of column and dome
Was where Floria Tosca called home
And made her tragic fall
From Sant’Angelo’s wall
In Puccini’s great opera of Rome.

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