I have been to Rome a few times. I’ve wandered the uneven stood in line for blocks for the Sistine Chapel and the Colliseum with my travel friend, Mary.
This time I’m doing it my husband’s way. We jumped a double-decker bus (as did thousands of other tourists) and got a windblown tour of the Eternal City. It gave him a great idea of what he wants to see more closely. And it gave me a chance to test my memory skills. Did we walk down that street last year? How close are we to the convent where I stayed a few years ago?
Mostly, though, I am looking at Rome through the same lens but with a different focus. It’s the little things that are catching my attention.
And speaking of pollution. After a sprinkle of rain we were horrified to see the evidence of what we were breathing on hundred of cars parked in the crowded streets. It isn’t for lack of trying to use less gas. The motorcycles are everywhere.
I will give kudos to the man who called me back to get my change of forty euro when I had mistaken the money and thought I had given him a 10E note.
We found Hotel Raffaello on the internet and were well pleased. The desk attendants speak very good English and are very helpful And check out the breakfast…this isn’t all of it, either.
And if you need a ride? Jump Limousine came well-recommended and proved to be less expensive than alternatives. If there are two of you arriving…40 E to be picked up with your luggage and delivered to your hotel is only a few more than the train shuttle (not including a cab to your hotel from there.)