Meanwhile, back in Rome, my friend Greg Burke of Fox News is making some little videos and writing about interesting elements of Roman life.
Here is a short piece on climbing to the top of the dome or cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica.
December 2nd, 2008 6:10 PM Eastern
Thank You, Michelangelo — That Cupola is Cool
by Greg Burke
The best thing for kids to do in Rome is visit the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, known as the cupola. It was designed by Michelangelo, and finished in 1590.
It’s fun for kids because you can climb all the way up, even inside the dome itself. Not bad for adults either, if you’re in pretty good shape. But it’s 551 steps if you hoof it all the way. …
Read the rest here and go find the video.