Yes, we stopped in Rome on our way home.
I had a difficult time with the transition from small town to this great city. Three of us had never been to Rome, though, so it was an important stop. We couldn’t fully explore The Eternal City in two days, but we tried.
Our hotel was situated
conveniently between the Italian Steps and Trevi Fountain, so we were a step (no pun intended) ahead on the first evening.
I don’t know the high spots for my travel mates. For me, other that the ever-powerful Pieta at St. Peter’s Basilica, the people moments were most memorable.
But we packed a lot in by jumping on the double-deckerbus and listening to the history as we saw the main sights.
For some obscure reason, I really wanted to see the Piazza Navone. When I reached it, I admired the architecture, etc., but the highlights of that trip were the birds on Bernini’s Fontana dei
Quattro Fiumi the flowered balconies.
That’s when you know it is really time to go home.
TRAVEL NOTE: Hotel Parlamento is a reasonably priced lovely little hotel. The staff is beyond helpful.