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... would have been nicer if there was a bit more going on around the place, although the relative tranquility has been good.
We think it is fair to say that the south of Italy has a slightly different feel to the north and now we have seen the sights, we will not be rushing back.
We have had the odd problem with the apartment and utilities but after proving a dodgy water meter ...
Lazy stroll today around to the old Roman port of Formia.
Again, testament to the building skills of the Romans, the port still remains today and would have been a lovely spot to head out for your fishing trips. It is now in a protected zone but as with most of Italy's ancient remains, is fully accessible to all.
The port is on a walk that loops around the headland and also goes up to an old water storage tank, again in a good state of preservation with views out to sea.
... why we had eaten so much and with such huge portions, why Italians are not fatter!
On Monday Jane and Mark took the train into Rome for a tour of the main sights and lunch, while we enjoyed the sunshine on our roof terrace. We spent our final evening together playing cards... Mark taught us "Spelt".
Drop off back at the airport on Tuesday and was great to see them both and have some English conversation - funny how much you miss it.
Friday morning also brought a visit to the Wolf Museum in Civitella Alfedena (the village we were staying in), as well as the Wolf Sanctuary, and all the kids favorite - souvenir shopping!
After lunch and a short recess, we boarded the bus back to Rome. It wasn't until our drive back that I realized just how much I had needed this trip for my soul. I'm loving Rome and have adjusted well to city life, but I am a nature girl at heart.
Today we visited the Villa of Tiberius in Sperlonga. Tiberius was emperor between 14 AD and 37AD, and this was his summer residence for a few years. The villa had been in his mother's family for many generations. He wasn't a popular leader, and had a reputation for being arrogant and gloomy; so much so that there's a story that when the people heard he'd died they started celebrating - but ...