Il Glicine - Colosseo
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... stop in the Roma Museum to see a special exhibit on fashion and cinema and time for a little sketching then more walking to the Forum and a stop for gelato. We stopped in the bakery and local market for a few ingredients after viewing the sunset over the city and headed for home 12 hours after we left this morning...our feet are tired but we are happy to be able to explore the city by foot.
Here ate a few pictures from our first days exploring in ...
... taxi into Rome near St Peters at a reasonable cost of some 20 Euros including tip. We visited the grounds of the Vatican and took many photos. Next was the Piazza Navona Square where we all have such fond memories, and had a lovely dinner, eating, drinking and watching the world go by.
At the end of the meal, we found that Kate and John had paid for the meal and they had also bought me a nice beer glass for helping in organising the trip. It was so nice ...
... sounds like those moronic bumper stickers you see back home "Love it or leave"... F"£$K OFF We're Full). I may have despaired at the way the locals ignored the marvels and treasures in their own backyard. But then doesn't everyone, everywhere?
Now Rome has embraced the tourists, and is making a motza out of it.
I really like it now, but 20 years ago, I may not have felt the same..
And I couldn't have done it on a Segway.
... to take away! Actually they fear people scraping off the metal, so it remains locked away. Finally she took us around the back to look down on the old Roman Forum. It was the centre of the ancient city of Rome and stunning to see. So many stories, so many lives. Amazing. She pointed out where Sophia Loren used to live before she had to leave Rome for non payment of taxes too. Quite an eclectic tour. My tiredness defeats me. I will need to catch up a few things tomorrow. Enjoy the ...
... had to do – still pretty spectacular. The Coliseum and Constantine’s arch are going under cleaning/preservation so there was scaffolding all over. It definitely detracted from the experience but next time (right, being optimistic!) it’ll be beautiful.
We picked up the Metro at the Coliseum stop around 4:30 PM and the trains were incredibly crowded. We had ...