Monte Palatino

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  • Day14

    Road to Rome

    June 8, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    I made a mistake in last post. It was Orvieto that we stopped at yesterday. Instead of tourist bus some of us ended up on a local bus with many stops before we got off, of course, at a church!
    We stayed our 2 nights in Rome in a former convent. When the elevator stops at floors a bell rings like a church bell. Have had trouble getting them to turn AC on and it is very warm, 28 C today.
    We left at 7:30 to tour the Vatican museum, the Sistine chapel, and St Peter’s Basclilliac had 50 minutes for lunch and then on to the Colosseum. I really liked it as it was easy to picture what it had been like. It helped if you had seen Gladiator or Ben Hur?? Better to be a gladiator than a slave because if you were a slave working on building the Colosseum you likely would last 6 to 12 months. Then to Forum and we were hot and tired by that time. It was 3 o’clock.
    Dinner at a local restaurant and good byes.
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  • Day13

    Road to Rone

    June 7, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    We left Florence and stopped at SAN Gimignano a town very high up on a hill. We took an elevator and then buses to get to top. We had lunch in an Italian restaurant, 4 courses. In this case I did like the antipasto. At other restaurants I didn’t like it. A creamy tomato sauce on some pasta and then pizza and briscotti. The chef made homemade pasta and chatted while we were eating, don’t think l will be making pasta anytime soon! The town was beautiful and had a gelato and shopped. Very unusual location for a village.
    When we got to Rome we had a walking guided tour with a local...very crowded and hawkers everywhere, selling anything you could think of...hats, watches, umbrellas, paintings, purses, selfie sticks. Threw some English money in the Trevi Fountain, that was a madhouse, so many people. Walked to eat from their. Very different appetizers...started with a huge anti pasta and then chick peas and beans, pasta, and the main course chicken or veal or pork, and finally desserts. Walked to bus and had a tour of Rome at night. Will add that to tomorrow
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