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Travel Blogs from Fiano Romano
... that :) but we spent a number of hours exploring all the sites. These also made a great place for us to use as a running route (as well as the circus maximus) which I doubt we'll get anything on par again.
Day 2 was a big day of exploring the city, with sights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. We got ripped off by a Bangladeshi man who gave Em flowers after she said no, ...
... the journey.
Because I am indeed a bit cynical and also because I am more about getting something done than necessarily getting it done perfectly, I opted for the staircase that lies next to the Scala Sancta. You still climb up it on your knees but it is less crowded so there's more opportunity for Frogger-like moves to navigate around your fellow pilgrims. My favorite being the two older Italian women who looked to have done the stairs many times. Perhaps it's ...
... him. Probably for a few
seconds longer than social norms but I don't care. He has saved me from
killing someone or having a nervous breakdown. I am led to a lovely
table and I have wine and gluten free bread (which was terrible but I
didn't care) and I'm happy.
I enjoy the most delicious bowl of GF pasta and lobster ever. Could have
been because I was starving or because I'm in Italy. Its unclear. But
the wine is a ...
... So off these intrepid quest hunters went. We walked the whole route and found ourselves in this beautiful little church with chapels built into the sides. The Chigi chapel (wouldn't you know it) was being renovated and of the 8 chapels in the church this was the only one with a sheet draped across the front so we couldn't see in. I'll attach an internet photo as you need to see the 'demons hole' in the floor. There was of course an Egyptian obelisk in the Piazza. The cardinal ...
... of the varieties of fruit trees they have is the Cachi (persimmon) which is absolutely Mia's favourite thing IN THE WORLD to eat; incredibly even more than figs, which she LOVES...Although we were visting after the fig season she found a single perfect late bloomer on one of the trees, picked it and devoured its fresh juicyness on the spot. She smiled at the thought that her loving step-grandma, who passed many years ago, put it there for her and her alone to ...