Day 2 - early afternoon
We have landed. Yeahhh!
We were finally here at the Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Rome sweet Rome! It couldn't get any better as we made our way to the baggage section after clearing up customs. Our transfer was already waiting for us as we walked out the gates. Having paid $100.00CAD for this service, that’s exactly what I expected; for him to be there! Ha, ha, ha!
Along the way, he pointed out various sites and places of interest to visit as we got closer to Ancient Rome, the area where we were staying. I couldn’t be happier. The Roman Empire was opening in front of me! I was within minutes of walking on ancient ground. Plus, the weather was fantastic.
It was 2:00pm when we arrived at our hotel, our home for the next three days before the start of our tour around Italy. The Kolbe Hotel was as beautiful as I had seen on the pictures but most importantly, it was located right next to the Roman Forum and close to the Colosseum! Yeahhh!
After settling in our room, I was ready to hit the streets, and that’s exactly what I did but not before checking out with the hotel’s main desk where exactly we were situated on the huge paper map she gave me! After all, I didn’t want to get lost! Ha, ha, ha!Monique :-)