A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.

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Climbing St Peter’s Dome and Visiting the Basilica with Children

During our trip to Rome, when we visited the Vatican Museums we went to the Sistine Chapel and then found ourselves heading towards St Peter’s Basilica. We backtracked slightly to pay a small fee and climb to the top of St Peter’s Basilica before exploring the church itself. Climbing St Peter’s is something completely different to other Rome experiences and one of our favourite things to do with kids in Rome.

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A Family Visit to Castel Sant’Angelo Rome

A structure that dominates the banks of the Tiber in Rome is Castel Sant’Angelo, which is in a prominent place right outside the Vatican City and it’s a must see attraction when travelling with children to Rome. There is so much Castel Sant’Angelo history, it was initially commissioned by a Roman Emperor Hadrian and there has been a structure of sorts on the site since 134 AD. It has been evolving ever since and was even used by the Pope as a castle and a fortress. There are secret tunnels that directly connect The Vatican City and Castel Sant’Angelo. It was used by the Papal state as a prison and executions were often carried out in the courtyard. Dave and I visited years ago, before children, and were keen to see if it had changed and what the children would think of it on our recent trip to Rome.

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