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May 8, 2017 - Rome

We disembarked in Rome after 16 days at sea and at ports. It was a great cruise and we signed up for one next spring to Dublin. After arriving at our hotel, we were tour guides and took our fellow travelers to the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon. After lunch we walked 40 minutes to our hotel. It was a pleasant walk and just before we crossed the Tiber River, we came across an extremely talented artist selling his art on the street. We bought an oil painting from him that caught our eye. Dinner that evening was at a local,...

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May 4, 2017 - A million steps

If I were titling this entry it might not be permissible due to language used...but we still had a great time and Peggy and I gave our Fit Bits a great workout...not to mention our poor legs and feet! We did over 28,000 steps and saw many sites several times...Yes, we walked in circles or perhaps better said, we walked in large rectangles. We went to the Catacombs and did well getting there but had a heck of a time coming home. And for those who know her, you will understand the import when I say that we got to a point where Peggy agreed...

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A Group in Greece

May 3, 2017 - Separate Stories

What a great day just rambling through Rome! Jan and Rick headed for Vatican City and Peggy and I headed for Piazza de Spagna. We each discovered great places and took some good pics! We haven't gone out to dinner yet, but I know it will be great! Peggy and I did the Piazza de Spagna - WAY lots of people - we were much happier wandering through the 3rd largest park in Rome, Borghese Gardens, and we only saw a tiny portion of it - very au natural! We also discovered the BEST pizza place - wine and pizza....we came home a bit over-wined and...

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May 2, 2017 - disembark

Usually the day a cruise ends is a sad one, especially when we have a long flight ahead of us to get home. Since today is Ken's birthday, it was a double bummer that there was no way to celebrate this auspicious event. Our flight home is too early to make it to the airport on time today. Civitavecchia, the port, is over an hour's drive away from the airport, so we decided to stay at an airport hotel today, rather than cutting it too close and missing the plane. But today turned out to be a wonderful day because we had an extra special...

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May 2, 2017 - Roaming

Our first full day in Rome! We had a leisurely morning and then hit the cobblestones around 11ish. Still got in over 15,000 steps! Beautiful and sunny day. More tourists than I expected this early in May; we found Campo de Fiori much more "commercialized" than our last visit - there were only 2 really wonderful flower vendors - the rest of the piazza was given over to a general market, we'll see who's there tomorrow! We ate dinner in tonight - cheeses, salume, vino bianco, Prosecco and a warm loaf of bread from the 24-hour forno (bakery)...

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Apr 24, 2017 - Bella Roma

Rome - April 24-27 Our wonderful Orbassano family made a caravan of three vehicles to take us (and all of our luggage) to the train station in Torino. Our grandchildren have their first experience of the luxury and ease of train travel in Europe and we arrive in Rome mid-afternoon. Our private transfer took us to our apartment on Via Fornaci which is minutes from the St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican. We're all thrilled with the location and amenities. The challenge of travelling with nine people and all their luggage is that it takes...

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Apr 12, 2017 - Rome - enjoying the lesser known treasures

With the exception of the absolutely splendid Trevi Fountain, most of my two days in Rome has been about exploring some of the less touristed, 'second-tier' sites. But, of course, being Rome, these lesser known churches and palazzos would be worthy of superstar status in any other city! On my late night arrival in Rome on Monday, I was struck by the warm golden tones of many of the buildings in the old city. Next morning, blue skies and sunshine welcomed me. The city and grand buildings seemed spruced up, compared to my thirty year old...

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Mar 17, 2017 - Best. Day. Ever

David and I have both been in Rome many times and we feel like once you see everything, it's time to start doing things, so today we have a cooking lesson with Paolo. Paolo is a third generation Italian chef, who has cooked all over Europe and has settled in Rome with his wife and 2 year old who is so cute! Paulo is pretty damn cute himself. So we met him near the Campo di Fiori and set off to shop for the food we would be making. This class has a maximum of 8 students, but since it's still low season, we were the only two attending, so we...

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We're in Denial

Mar 16, 2017 - Travel day

We're going to call it that, although the actual train trip from Florence to Rome is about an hour and a half. By the time we got off the train to the metro to the elevator where the teenage girls herded us and then tried to pick our pockets, to three levels down, over the tracks, back up and dragging our bags to the apartment, it was noon, my ankle and foot are still swollen and we are both coming down with colds. Or something. In our chests. So we ate lunch directly across the street. Spaghetti carbonara - spaghetti coated in cream, parm...

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We're in Denial

Dec 5, 2016 - Time management problems

With five days in Rome, luckily we'd done and see most everything we wanted to at this point, but we had to catch the Colosseum today after missing it yesterday, and we also had an exclusive tour of the Vatican Necropolis. So, the Scavi tour is offered to a scant 200-250 people a day. In comparison, the Vatican Museums let in between 25000 and 30000 people a day. The tour goes under St. Peter's Basilica into not on the tombs of many past popes, but deep into the ancient necropolis and to the site they believe to be the actual grave of St....

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Dec 4, 2016 - Lazy Sunday Strikes Again

This was a surprise day for us, because we thought we had a tour, but it was in fact for tomorrow! Yay! After Pompeii we were so excited to sleep in. Well, I was. Megan still got up and head breakfast. She's weird. I informed Megan that my clothing situation was not going to make it until we got home and laundry was a must today, so we packed up some laundry bags and headed to a laundromat where we could actually leave our clothes and they would do them for us! Bonus! By the time we dropped our junk off, it was probably 12:30, so we...

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Dec 3, 2016 - Pompeii Day!

Pompeii was almost a nonstarter. Megan set an alarm, I didn't. We both overslept. We were supposed to be in Piazza del Popolo at 7:15 for our 7:30 departure. The piazza is a twenty minute walk from our hotel. We woke up at 7am. Panic! Luckily, I am very fast at getting ready to go. We got out of the hotel at about 7:08 and began our speed walking. Luckily, it was mostly downhill and otherwise flat. However, I have to say, like most roads in Europe, there are some serious uneven paths they expect you to walk on. Without tripping or injury,...

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