Tuesday, August 16, 2011

When In Rome ...

You must be prepared to be out walking to see all the sights and enjoy all the history. The meals are fabulous and we had a lovely fish salad, with tuna and shrimp, for lunch and then we were serenaded by the maitre d'. The weather is hot but we're out sightseeing all day, even on the first day when we were still tired from the flight.
We found it easier to get our bearings once we walked from the hotel to the Vatican, up to Gianicolo Hill with a view of the city and then down to the Isola Tiberiana, then up to the Colosseum and on a On-Off bus trip around the city sights. Yesterday we did a walking tour of Ancient Rome and the Colosseum and then had a lovely meal in a piazza.
Today we're taking the train to Naples and Pompeii so will have many more photos and memeries to share.
Bye for now, Jan Mac











4 comments:

Maria said...

My goodness, you've already seen lots! I love the photos!

Lynne said...

I loved Rome (and Italy in general) when we were there in 1983. You're making me yearn to go again!

jacaranda said...

Great photos, enjoy your holiday. Thanks for the tips on where you went on your first day. Happy travels. We head off in 6 weeks.

Merilyn said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday Jan, you deserve it after all the work you have been doing for others over the past year!!!