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... after dinner.
I'm not sure that I should have come to Rome after Cinque Terre. There is a lot of grafitti here (as there was in Venice), lots of traffic, and it doesn't feel nearly as welcoming. Maybe I was just spoilt with the lovely Levanto and my host Marco!
I have to share the bathroom here, so that will be a bit different as I was told I could use the shower after 8.30 - hmmm, I wasnt expecting to still be there at that time. So tomorrow I am allowed to ...
... we saw the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. It was a challenge with all the people, but it is worth it because it gorgeous. There are many other museums and things to see on site. We had a great tour guide as well who gave us lots of good informations. One thing I learnt was about all those white marble statues...well, they are not really white!!! They know now that they were likely painted all sorts of colours. We still saw ...
... Vatican being closed.
The Colosseum being covered in scaffolding (as it was 17 years ago when we were here).
Bad wifi at our Apartment.
Our Apartment being in the ****-end of Trastevere.
Inhaling cigarette fumes every 2 minutes.
Not being able to go for a run in our dodgy area.
Lack of public toilets.
Ambulance sirens every 2 minutes 24/7.
One eyed beggars on every corner, ...
... found the Spanish Steps but we were at the top and not the bottom where you view them from. So down we walked all however many steps there are. The view from the bottom was good but very cluttered with the tourists. We are a terrible bunch aren't we. From there we walked back to our Hotel, about a 15 min walk, but all uphill. It was nice to get back to our cool room, as the day has been quite warm again. Today I could have brought 50 hats, 6 umbrellas, ...
... nice man who spoke enough English to confirm which bus I should take (46, NOT 49). I took the bus to the stop I recognized (Via d. Torro Argentina—the cat refuge!), veered off a little ways to stop at Antico Forno Roscioli for more pizza Bianca (and pastries!), and finally got back to the apartment around 2:30. As far as I can tell from looking online, I ended up walking quite a ways west of the Vatican, north of the city center, and all told about 5.5 miles ...