The three boys went into Rome on their own while I went around with a friend of ours and her adorable baby, Jakob.
Jakob getting ready to eat
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)
Entrance to the Museum.
Cell No. 1
Various official Nazi documents.
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.
A calendar on the wall from one of the inmates.
A British flag also carved into the wall.
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.
Andrew enjoying the view
Alex enjoying the view
The boys then walked to the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument and went to the top to look around Rome.
In the background the Colosseum and in the foreground the church San Giuseppe dei Falegnami (St. Joseph’s of the Carpenters)
Colosseum from the Vittorio Emanuele Monument
No explanation needed….. 😀
I, on the other hand…. Spent most of my day like this.