Hotel Filippo Roma
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Roma. The thought of writing this became a daunting task after my first day in Rome. Not because I wouldn't enjoy it - oh no, this I assure you is pure pleasure writing - more because after one day in my euphoric enthusiasm I managed to see the Roman Forum, the Colloseum, San Clemente (a 4th century church built on top a 200BC one with even earlier original Roman housing beneath, the Pantheon, Torre Argentina (the famous spot where Caeaar was murdered and now a modern ...
... melted mozzarella, tomato, sauce, and homade thin sticky pasta that was absolutely amazing.
To end our fabulous day we had more gelato of course- today was Nutella topped with a
chocolate cookie ... YUMM.
Finally some food to live up to my expectations.
I have definitely developed a Nutella addiction this Europe trip!
"One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there ...
... the whole thing struck me as a bit of a cash chase. Some would argue that that's been the Catholic church's game for centuries in one form or another.
The Vatican took up most of the day but afterwards we enjoyed a pleasant walk along the Tiber in the afternoon sun. It's a good feeling to be in Rome! I think the temperate got up to about 12/13 degrees today which was a welcome change from what we've been used ...
... and split an order of bruschetta, caprese salad and a margharita pizza, and a litre of wine, of course! It was okay, but we think Italy can do better. There was a Lindt store next to the ristorante, so we rewarded ourselves for not eating three plates of pasta by gorging on gelato. And it was DIVINE!!! With gelato in hand, we set out to find the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Night time was a great time to see both these spectacular ...
... church that we could have found on our own. She then persisted to only let 2-3 people inside of the church at a time. Since we had about 25 people on the tour, it took quite a while to see the churches and we felt like we were just wasting time. After the second church, we left the tour to do our own adventures.
We explored a couple other streets, found a grocery store, returned to our hotel and got some sleep for the next ...