A Casa di Jasmine
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We left a lot later this morning after calling Mum, which was lovely. The plan was to do a walk around old Trastevere and the Jewish quarters of Rome. We did manage this and so much more. Rome has so many areas of interest that we got distracted by Marcellus's theatre – once again amazing ruins. We also spent quite a bit of time in the museums of the Victor Emmanuelle monument. We had lunch in the café up there and then spent time in the Risorgimento ...
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I had attempted to advance book a car service but they were all full. Second and third options to the city were cab and train, either being acceptable to us. I had read that 'cabbies' who thought they could...would really up the price on a tourist who might not know the ropes. I knew that a cab was a fixed price at 48 euros to the city. The first person we encountered asked for us to take his taxi. Of course, I inquired as to the rate. 95 ...
... was well worth the visit.
We then headed back to the B&B before taking a walk through the Jewish Ghetto area, which is close to where we are staying.
At 5.30pm, we joined our walking tour - Eating Italy around Trastevere. It was an incredible evening. We ventured into places we didn't even know existed. Firstly, we tried a fried artichoke with a glass of Prosecco - delicious. We then went to an ancient place, allegedly the oldest synagogue in the world (now a ...
... those areas...like Peter, Paul, Caesars, Mark Anthony and others.
The Victor Emmanuel Building and Museum of Italian Unification was impressive as well. The adjacent church was very beautiful too. Couldn't find the Bernini we were looking for....oh well...plenty more to be found around the city.
... the 5:15am start times.
The Galleria Borghese was a new sight for me. It highlights only Italian artists from Ancient to Renaissance/Romantic eras. Bernini’s sculpture of Apollo and Daphne is stunning in his ability to show the indentations they make in each other skin with their grips, all in marble. Unfortunately, I took their "No Foto" signs literally, unlike some tourists, so I do not have any pictures to share with you. I guess ...