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20070525 Arizona Women?s Basketball Tour of Italy: Day 11 ? Rome
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Release: 05/25/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><A href="http://www.arizonaathletics.com/PhotoAlbum.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=1600&amp;PALBID=11670">Photo Gallery</A></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">By: Malia O&rsquo;Neal<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Ciao Wildcat fans!!<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Today started out as usual...Suzy and Beatrice Bofia being late for the bus... Again!!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Unfortunately today is our last day in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Italy</st1:place></st1:country-region>, but you know how the old saying goes...&rdquo;save the best for last.&rdquo;<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We started off with a guided tour of <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Rome</st1:place></st1:City> and then walked through the Forum, which are Roman ruins.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Our guide showed us the pictures of the original forms of the buildings.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It was unbelievable how these kinds of structures could have been made centuries ago.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We walked ALL the way through the ruins with sweat dripping down our back and made our way to the Coliseum.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Outside the Coliseum we took pictures with some Gladiators and we flexed our muscles on them; they had nothing on us!!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Coliseum was amazing!!!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It was really old but I could only imagine what it looked like back in the day.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Gladiators used to fight either man vs. man or man vs. beast.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Coliseum could fit up to 50,000 people...its crazy they could build a structure that big so long ago.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>As of now, they are restoring the floors of the Coliseum to give the tourists a better picture of what it used to look like.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I think I could fight a bull or something and WIN, yeah!!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>No but really those Gladiators must have been crazy.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">After the Coliseum, we headed off to lunch and had some great Mickey D&rsquo;s...really McDonalds in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Italy</st1:place></st1:country-region>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We then walked into the Pantheon which was also an amazing structure.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>To build a perfect sphere not having any measuring tools...absolutely UNBELIVABLE!!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I&rsquo;m pretty sure I could&rsquo;ve done it though...just kidding </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: Wingdings; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-ascii-font-family: Arial; mso-hansi-font-family: Arial; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Wingdings"><SPAN style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Wingdings">J</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">!!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Okay then we went to the Trevi fountain and the Spanish Steps.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Both were amazing sites; I dipped my head in the fountain and climbed the 5 billion zillion Spanish steps.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">After that we went on a journey...let&rsquo;s just say it should&rsquo;ve taken 20 minutes to get to the hotel and instead took us two hours.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Advice here: don&rsquo;t follow <st1:place w:st="on">Shannon</st1:place>!!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She had us walking all over <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Rome</st1:place></st1:City> &ldquo;pretending&rdquo; she knew where she was going.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We probably walked to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Phoenix</st1:place></st1:City> and back. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Finally I got back to hotel and now I&rsquo;m writing you!!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>So now we are going to our &ldquo;last super&rdquo; of our Italy trip!!!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P>
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