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... and spent some time in Piazza Novona (a lovely square with three fountains and plenty of artists showing there goods along with plenty of other interesting shops to look in).
So that was the last day in Rome and tomorrow we fly home. Our taxi is booked for our run to the airport in the morning. This is the same person who dropped us here and for 45 Euros is cheaper that a Rome White Taxi and we get the luxury of being driven in a Mercedes.
This whole ...
... this palace was!!! After a quick stroll through the Forum again, we decided to go and search out a cafe to have lunch in!
We found a sweet little cafe in the area of Plaza de Repubblica (which is beautiful) and Alex finally got his first slice of Italian pizza!!!! He loved it! He even shared a bite with me and I must say, it was quite delicious!!!!
After lunch we got on the cute double decker bus that would give us a city tour. I ...
Our first trip to Italy
was a dream come true. I planned our itineray, used frequent flyer miles and a
timeshare exchange for the accomodations and booked the rental car online. We
were ready! We landed in Rome on a beautiful sunny morning and that's when the
fun began. But to do this story justice, it needs to come from the perspective
of my chauffer/husband - the driver and navigator who drove us through the
... there today. We hit the hotel for maybe 15 minutes then headed out again. Next stop was Palazzo Barberini (Barberini's Palace). We tried to see this place on Monday, but could not find the entrance, today we were determined. After circling the block for a few minutes we finally found it. It was a cool palace with a fountain and what would have been a beautiful garden, but it looked like they forgot about it this year. Everything looked like it ...
... to check out. The detailed black-and-white floor mosaics proved to be my favorite thing about the site, while I think Andrew delighted in climbing up and down the steps of the city's theater. Day two, with colds somewhat subsided, we decided to tackle Rome. Again, I can't begin to relate how thrilled I was to be heading into the Roman capital. Like run-of-the-mill tourists we struck out for the Colosseum first, but unlike run-of-the-mill tourists we were equipped with ...