When in Rome you do as the Romans do....eat, drink and be merry!!
Here we are in Rome!!!
We took the 'fast' train from florence to Rome....and believe me it was freaking fast! and so comfortable. Found our room in Rome no problems, we booked it at the train station in Florence before we left at the tourism office, Lovely room, and it is a five minute walk to most of the Roman ruins.Rome is busy, but everyone smiles a lovely open city after the small streets of Florence.
We went for a walk to the Colleseum.. freaked me out, it is so big! We joined a tour there and spent five hours hearing stories of Roman times, gladiators etc.The tour also went to Palentines Hill, an enormous area in the middle of Rome that has the Old Roman Forum, palaces, roads, houses... marvelous stuff! Had a lovely guide that we are also going to use tomorrow to tour the Vatican, she lives in the Vatican, a young uni student from America.
We are also only a short walk to Trevi Fountain, so will go for a walk later tonight, as it does not get dark till around 10:00pm.
Walked up the spanish steps, and pretended I was Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, tried to find the barber shop were she cut her hair, and the window of her apartment... was very surreal. We intend staying here till Monday, then on to Venice....maybe.....xxxxx