The Three Musketeers (or Stooges) on their own

The three boys went into Rome on their own while I went around with a friend of ours and her adorable baby, Jakob.  Jakob

Jakob getting ready to eat

Jakob in Rome, Italy

Sleepy boy

The boys went to the Liberation Museum which was the Prison and headquarters used during the Nazi occupation in Rome. (Sept. 11, 1943 – June 4, 1944)

Liberation Museum in Rome, Italy

Entrance to the Museum.

Cell number 1 in the Liberation Museum, Rome, Italy

Cell No. 1

Letter in the Liberation Museum, Rome, Italy Letter in the Liberation Museum, Rome, Italy

Various official Nazi documents.

Second Lieutenant A. Paladini, condemned to die, written in the Liberation Museum, Rome, Italy

Writing in the wall reading “Lieutenant A. Paladini sentenced to die.” Arrigo Paladini was born in Rome and after getting involved in some resistance work was caught by the Gestapo on May 4, 1944. He was tortured until June 4th, 1944 when he happened to escape while on his way to be shot.

Calendar from a prisoner of the Nazis in the Liberation Museum, Rome, Italy

 

A calendar on the wall from one of the inmates.

British flag carved in the wall in Nazi prison that is now the Liberation Museum, Rome, Italy

A British flag also carved into the wall.

"Courage Mama" in bread in the Liberation Museum, Rome, Italy IMG_0562

A sign reading “the bread of Ignazio Vian with his final farewell to his family” Ignazio Vian was in Torino, Italy, on a mission when he was arrested by the Fascists. He was tortured repeatedly but would not give any information about the resistant forces. He tried to commit suicide in prison so that he couldn’t be forced, in a moment of weakness, to reveal anything he knew, but the attempt failed. He was later “tried” and hung.

 

After the museum the boys went to the Janiculum Hill where a howitzer is fired off everyday at noon.

Howitzer on the Janiculum in Rome, Italy

Getting ready!!

The view from the Janiculum in Rome, Italy

Andrew enjoying the view

Janiculum hill, Rome, Italy

Alex enjoying the view

The boys then walked to the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument and went to the top to look around Rome.

View of Rome from the Vittorio Emanuele (Vittoriano, and Altare della Patria [Altar of the Fatherland])

In the background the Colosseum and in the foreground the church San Giuseppe dei Falegnami (St. Joseph’s of the Carpenters)

View of Rome from the Vittorio Emanuele (Vittoriano, and Altare della Patria [Altar of the Fatherland])

Colosseum from the Vittorio Emanuele Monument

Gelato from Old Bridge.

 

No explanation needed….. 😀

 

I, on the other hand…. Spent most of my day like this.

Philly with Jakob

 

 

 

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  • As fascinating as the museum and howitzer were, I must say… Philly spent her day much better. (^_~)