Satellite Palace Hotel
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... Lots of men tried to sell us red roses They forced them on girls who went on to pay Just to use them in their selfie poses Pizza by grammage, gelato by scoops More flavours at each place to try When I try on my jeans and they just seem so tight Please remind me, these few foods are why We're now heading north on an overnight train We've booked bunks in a cabin for six Goodbye pizza, gelato, lasagne, macchiato We've cashed in our Italian ...
It may be the continuous stream of people on the streets, the scent of freshly brewed coffee, or maybe even the archaeological sites of the fallen Roman Gods that attract people to the capital, but whatever it may be the bug certainly bit me.
On May 8, Ricco and myself embarked on our very first journey overseas together as a couple and it was one that saw us cover various parts of the north of Italy.
Ricco, a sports photographer, and ...
... at one of the alternative dining venues. Each night the buffet area is revamped to provide a specialty dining area either, Italian, Indian, Eastern or American (they go in rotation). Tonight was Italian and we had a very pleasant meal in excellent company. Tomorrow we have a nine and half hour tour, 4 hours of which is spent travelling back and forth between the port and Rome. We leave the ship at 0745 so an early night is required!
We are on the 11:10 train to Rome/Naples and what a relief to find it to be a fairly new train with big seats and enough room for our luggage. For the first time we are on a train that is not crowded and we have a stress free ride for the 1 1/2 hour trip to Rome. Stress free of course ends in Rome at the Termini station and the gauntlet of taxi drivers who like to find new and innovative ways to rip you off, welcome to ...
... where you can see the balcony where the Pope stands when he address the crowds. The square is huge and as you stand in the middle it is very easy to imagine Catholic people filling the entire square to see and listen to the Pope.
The rest of the day went to exploring Rome and visiting the wax museum.
I ended up going to a Opera/ Ballet show that was close to my hotel. I had no idea what they were singing but it was ...