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... and do a few days here with another visit to Venice or maybe Florence or Milan.
I did find the heat a bit much at times, we experienced temperatures of 35 – 38 degrees, in fact at no time did the temperature go below 25 degrees! Rome and most of southern Europe had been experiencing a heat wave and it’s not normally quite this hot, it’s normally around 5 degrees lower at this time of year.
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... a light jacket on. We hear the heat of summer is just brutal here in the city so we are thankful to be walking around in the lovely spring weather.
Rain is heading our way for the next few days but luckily we are heading out of town to Orvieto tomorrow where we can just hang out, spend some time practicing our Italian, catch up on some reading, go to the market, and wander the quiet streets of a small town in Umbria.
... there. We hopped in a taxi and had a communication breakdown. Phil was trying to talk to him in Italian; the driver was talking back in Italian and broken English. He kept going on about yellow. We thought he meant the colour of a Euro denomination. Sue pulled out a fistful of notes and brandished them at him while the driver kept trying to push them back in her bag while muttering about gypsies. Eventually we decided he was trying to tell us that he wasn't allowed to cross ...
... fountains has a huge spike of marble pointing into the air and was taken it from Egypt when Rome conquered it and over the years they have been trying to get it back. Apparently it is one of a few that spiritually guarded tombs and there is still bad feeling from the Egyptians about it. Another to the Spikes is on the banks of the Thames in London and that was also a spoil of war by the British. These fascinated John.
Around the Rome spike there are ...
... was really piece of cake!
Wonderful! Wonderful! Truly the vacation of a lifetime! Arrivederci Roma!
Dee's Comments: First and foremost, I want to thank my husband for this wonderful journey we’ve been sharing together, for being such a willing tour guide, and the very best of travel companions.
The past two-weeks in Rome have given me a much better understanding of the history, culture, and ...