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Our final train journey in Italy was just as easy and seamless as all those before it, just a short 2 hours and we had arrived for our final instalment of this fantastic country. Very much with a feel of being in a city like London, the metro underground has been the best way to travel, and has given us the perfect opportunity to rest our tired tourist tredders (a little bit)! Not to mention the additional bonus of walking up the stairs on our ...
... was no care taken of the buildings and people took away marble, metal, etc so there was little left. Some were covered up to 35 feet deep.
Then in the late 1400’s the Pope gave an edict that the builders could take materials from the Forum for use in St. Peters Basillica. Almost all the remaining marble was removed from the Forum for use in the Basillica . They took ...
... don't do peanut butter, their peanut butter is Nutella. Hmmm.
Most people can guess by looking at us that we are American...the baseball caps and tennies.
People say..."Oh everyone speaks English there." Um. Wrong.
They buy milk out of the box, unrefrigerated.
McDonald's...is super cool here.
Every thing is small, especially the people. Ab and I are giants!
... convinced me to buy a small umbrella. These guys turned out to be every bit as irritating as tour guides.
The Navona Piazza is a big oblong plaza where they once had chariot races. It has a couple of pretty, old fountains and tents for street vendors. We found an outdoor café where we ate lunch. The food was so so. But it was more about where we were and being out of the rain. Next we walked just a few blocks to the Pantheon, a church that ...
... a pinch.
After that we piled back onto the coach and spent the evening on a two hour walking tour... Told you it was a big day!
Our first stop was at the Trevi Fountain where we had a few minutes to take photos and do the obligatory 3 coins in the fountain. 1 to return to Rome, 2 to fall in love, 3 to marry an Italian in Rome. Being the romantic that I am, I threw 2, obviously.