26,862 steps and counting … going back out (in Rome Italy)
Long day after a long travel day (24-26 hours total) to beautiful Rome, Italy. Staying at Yes Hotel near Termini Station. We got some maps and made some really loose plans for the day.
Breakfast was continental with eggs and a bit of meat and cheese, yogurt, fruit, cereals, even gluten free muffin and bread for those who ask. I have stayed here before and it is a great location ( if you get lost, ask to get to Termini station and the rest is easy). Four of us staying in the room together … lots of laughs. We went out for fruit and wine from a local vendor before bed. More giggles.
There are a few things a person can do on any, every trip to Rome. Colosseum, a walk along the river taking pics of the bridges and trees, eat gluten free pizza, stop for Prosecco (shared some lire with a waiter and made his day – he was proud and pleased and showed all his colleagues …. He may have even had a tear).
We saw Skateboarders, thousands of people lined up for pantheon on this national holiday (liberation day). Walking along del Corso to see the shops and people watch, limone gellati, affagato di cafe (coffee coated gelato in a beautiful dish). Piazza di poppolo and piazza navona….. sycamore trees. We went down the stairs and walked along the grass by the river far from the crowds and noise of the streets. A lot of police presence and some military…. Not sure if they were expecting some action?
Tomorrow Trevi fountain to throw in a coin, and Spanish steps for the view and artwork. No rush, no pressure.
The next day we head to the cruise ship for the next part of our adventure …. 7 days on a sailing foodie adventure. We are booked for cooking classes and great excursions to fabulous locations in Italy and Greece. First day Sorrento and Amalfi coast … more on that later.
Well, family and friends, more tomorrow!