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Day 10 Rome Wasn't Built in a Day

We were up in plenty of time to to eat breakfast, walk into town and do a little shopping before enjoyed our balcony a bit longer. We checked out and Guiseppe was right on time to take us to the train station. We got there with about an hour to spare. We grabbed some lunch for the ride and climbed aboard. The train ride was just an hour ride to Roma. We had arranged with the next BnB owner to have a car pick us up at the train station. While he wasn't there waiting for us as we got off the train, he arrived shortly after.

All of our accommodations have been so different and this one is no exception. This is in an apartment building which was built in the 1700. Our bedroom is on the very top floor of the apartment over the kitchen which is above the living room. You get to it from a very narrow spiral staircase. More for us to talk about later. The guy we rented from does not live here but his mother does. Her room is off the living room. She doesn't speak a bit of English. Alex, the person we rented from was here when we arrived. We think he is a pilot based on our conversations and all of the airplane books and stuff around. He mentioned he would be flying Monday and Tuesday.

When planning this trip we had booked a tour of Acient Rome with a small tour company that would just take the two of us on a walking tour. Our guide was Luca, a young history major. He was to meet us at our accommodations at 3:30. He was a few minutes late due to a mix up with the address I had originally sent them. With the wonder of the Internet though we were able to reconnect in no time.

Luca was fun, energetic and very knowledgable about Roman history. We started out on our walking tour and not too far from where we are staying is the Pantheon. Luca was full of information and took us to the Roman Forum and then on to the Colliseium. He pointed out all sorts of buildings along the way. After our tour we hooked up with someone I work with and her family. Once we knew we were both going to be in Rome at the same time we made arrangements to meet up for a drink. Rita and her family are a lot of fun. We ended up having dinner and drinks. After dinner they went their way and we took a slow walk back to our place stopping for what else, a gelato.

Another day in Italy has passed. No tours or definite plans for tomorrow. We'll see what it brings!
Ciao!

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This Armchair Traveler has been thoroughly enjoying this...thanks, Liz!! Safe travels home!!

by Kerry

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