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... but he's on alert anyway...at the next stop she gets off, the man who blocked me and another all leave together - we see them talking between themselves, clearly deciding on their next moves/targets! Gypsies I think!!
We get off near the Largo di Torre Argentina, a busy little area around some sunken ruins remaining from the 2nd & 4th centuries BC - among the oldest ruins in the city also where Julius Caesar was assassinated I believe ...and home to a ...
... in but just to watch out for drunks at night. The only drunks we will be seeing is each other :-))
The apartment is nice and roomy but a bit dark. It only has 3 windows but lots of lights so we will run up an electricity bill on lights alone.
Jean is happy because it has, pain killers, Sanitary pads (to wrap her foot in!!!!), Sun lotion and a hair dryer. She thinks the bathroom is lovely especially as it ...
... No more carbinieri until after 2 pm. It was only 11 am. I asked whether that meant the criminals also took their break at that time. No, that is their big business time. Criminals peak time is over Carbinieri lunch. We had a laugh. When several more drove by I said that such numbers in Australia might mean a blitz or a visiting dignitary. He said it was the same in Italy, but that the dignitary had left the area and so they were returning back to base for lunch. ...
... one more thing, tax. Yes, now we had to go a Tabbachi, that's a shop that sells tobacco and cigarettes, and purchase two tax stamps, at 16 euro each, then we would have to go to the Prefecture which was somewhere in Rome, (we had to find it) and have the tax stamps authorized and attached to our documents. What ! We had already wasted one whole day of our four days in Rome, another trip like this had the potential to waste another day, ...
... There's no one really striking sight (though there is a fresco with the earliest known written use of vernacular Italian), but it's pretty remarkable to walk through such old spaces that were well preserved by being buried, though that is something of a theme in Italy.
We swung past San Pietro in Vincoli, most notable for holding the Tomb of Julius II and Michaelangelo's famous horned statue of Moses (sigh). ...