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When in Rome

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We finally made it to our hotel, after a hiccup with our transport from the port. Our van had a flat tire(ha we know, another flat tire for Jeanne), but this time I didn't have to pay for a new tire. Between John and I, we had three flat tires in two months. We all felt so bad for the very handsome young guy who was our driver. Changing a tire on a van was not fun for him, but he did it so calmly in his really nice Italian suit. It was good eye candy for Jeanne :-)
We checked into The St. Regis hotel. Wow, what opulence and grandeur. And John surprise me with a suite and butler service. I call him Geves. But of course not to him.
After a quick lunch in the hotel, we headed out to see what we could find in what little time we have today. After a bit of time in trying to figure out their crazy city street, we made it to the Fountain di Trevi. There was about 1000 people there or so it looked to us. It's beautiful from what we could see. A couple of snaps and on our way to The Pantheon. It's so cool how you will walk down these narrow streets and turn a corner then bam, The Pantheon. We didn't get to go inside because it was about 7pm by this time so we decided to eat dinner at the cafe right across the piazza from it. It's fantastic people watching, the tourist and locals all jumbled up together. The Italians are spectacular to watch. Man o man can they dress. I marvel at the women in their high heals on these cobble streets. I was wearing boots and it was a challenge for me.
We did find a suit case for all of my shopping. And room for more if I need it. The clothes here are quite alluring to me. It will be hard not too.
Tomorrow we are taking a day trip into Florence. We bought tickets for the high speed rail. The train station is a couple of blocks away from the hotel.
Arrivaderci everyone, Ciao!

Posted by johnjeanne 12:35 Archived in Italy

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