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... be a ritualistic festival of food. And it was!
As usual there was a toast before the meal, then an appetizer followed by a main course, vegetable, bread and then dessert and another type of wine. Claudio is blessed with a wonderful family and his mom can burn!! She had made a wonderful lunch and served it in elegant style.
The conversation and the food were delightful as were the hostess, ...
... It still has the same aqueducts the Romans build under it thousands of years ago. Actually aqueducts pretty
much feed water throughout the entire city. So if you see water flowing from
any place its more than likely from these aqueducts.
The Trevi Fountain is massive and amazing. I heard about three different stories of
how it got its name. One is that you can throw three euros into it. One to wish
to come back to Rome, one to find your true love, and ...
... rest...the rigors of travel might be wearing me down....3 weeks might be just a little too long for me! No excitement on the train to Rome, but we were pretty sad that it would be our last train ride. We've become pretty comfortable with train travel here, and we will miss it. Unfortunately, for our last trip, the train is old and we actually have to look around graffiti on our windows to see out...Italy is definitely a different culture than what we've seen before. ...
... around Rome, a walk through the Vatican at night, the best gelato in Rome. (I had Nutella...very good)
Finally back to the hotel San Pietro. My room looked like what I imagine a room in a convent would look like....Quite sure the ceiling was higher than the room was wide. This is the first place I ever stayed in Rome when I came with Chelsea three years ago. Hope it's not the last place I stay in this city.
... to be a packet of icing sugar hat had an expiry date sometime back in 1992!!! That afternoon we discovered a nearby electronics store and promptly went to buy a kettle and microwave to make domestic living a little more practical, although carrying it all upstairs was again an exercise. I’m now starting to think that this description makes Marc’s flat sound like a bit of a dump, but that’s not true! It’s just that when a house is only ...