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... the Rome and Dacia (north of Greece) a few years earlier. Apparently it has inspired many copycat triumphal columns.
Stopped for a ****** lunch of lasagne and pasta, which we didnt realise until we started tucking in. Didnt think it was possible to get **** carbs in Italy but we just proved that wrong.
Onwards to the Pantheon, where we rescued our lunch impressions by having gelato - pistachio, nutella and limonchello (fave). originally built as ...
... in Mandarin - as it turned out they both spent 6 years in Beijing and Hong Kong as Simone works for the Italian foreign office. They also provided advice on a great gelato place which mum and dad tried and loved.
After such an eventful ticket purchase, we managed to make our way to Campo de Fiori for the some shopping - based on previous experience there was a truffle stall here and we managed ...
... fenced in area where we saw many
stray cats. It appears that the locals feed them.
Kathy was very upset that there was "too much **** from China" in Rome. Tiny
little shops line certain streets and they all seem full of the same things.
Oh well. Enough shopping let's see a church.
So we head down to Santa Maria Maggiore. This is the same church we were
denied entrance to ...
... shop I had picked up a Best of Rome book and was just flipping through it. I came across the best gelato places in Rome. The one place said it had over 100 flavors. I should have taken the name down but I didn't. All we knew was it was somewhere by the Pantheon - so we walked over to the Pantheon in hopes to find this place. Outside the Pantheon there was a guy singing and everyone was standing around him in this huge circle. It ...
... 48hrs while walking around Rome in 30 degree heat! O so peasant! When we headed into Rome we started at Termini and wandered around down to the Trevi fountain, stopping for a lovely pizza lunch on the way (Italian pizza is always amazing)! We kept walking for about 30 minutes, thinking we were heading in the direction of the fountain and then realized we were half way across Rome on the other side of the city! Finally pulling out a map we got back on track ...