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... nondescript chicken meal.
We visited the Colosseum and the Forum this afternoon and then had a very good dinner at a trendy restaurant near the hotel.
Friday, May 22, 2015
After being half-sick all week, I remembered that pharmacists in France -and therefore probably in Italy, I reasoned- dispense medications that would require a prescription in the US. I sent Butch and Lynne and Barry off to visit the Palatine Hill and I headed across the street to ...
... meals are on par with most bad airplane meals. The seats seem tighter and more squished together, but it could also be because the guy in front of me reclines with force as soon as he can after take-off. Oh well, it's only a means to an end, and that end is Rome.
Our airport meetup ends up flawed, too. Mario and I left later than expected, but still landed earlier at Fiumicino, and breezed through ...
... and I peering from our apartment window from our last stay with our view looking straight onto its ancient columns and rotunda and busy little piazza below. We got lucky at the Coliseum being the first Sunday of the month, it was free entry! Another amazing building and astonishing that it is still standing after all these years. It made me want to go home and watch Gladiator!
An equally fantastic but very long and tiring day was our Vatican day. With our awesome forethought ...
... didn't get to Sistine Chappell, when we were there yesterday, the queue was forever and we didn't have pre-paid tickets. Bit sad about that, but never mind. We have to pass the magnificent Spanish steps every time we go home, so I gets a thrill every time.
We found out the rolling stones were playing in Rome that night, so we went home, beer and showered and trotted back down to the ...
... because our tickets were booked so close to the time that the train left, we were left with "Standing Room Only" seats. Meaning, we had to stand by the doorway unless a seat opened up. We had no idea about this, so we just ended up standing/sitting by the luggage until some kind stranger motioned for us to take a seat at an empty seat. Once we settled in, I immediately passed out. It was about a 4 hour ride to Rome, and we were all ...