We’ve spent the past few days walking and seeing the sights of Rome. There is so much to see…and in these eight days we’ve seen a lot! More baroque churches than we can count; ancient Roman ruins everywhere; elaborate fountains on every corner and pizza; columns and columns and columns…and the list goes on.
And the hills….can’t forget the hills. Rome is built on 7 hills. Our hotel is atop the Quirinalis…which we have walked up and down maybe twenty times. (Okay, maybe not that many..but a lot!) We’ve also been on every other hill at least once or twice. That’s a lot of hill climbing to say the least!
And, we’ve had some incredible meals here…including pizza of course! Lots of pastas, lots of wine, and lots of fun waiters. Our favorite was near the Pyramid of Cestius at a taverna. He didn’t speak English and we couldn’t say much more than “grazie” and “ciao”. This gentleman was also serving a large party and every time he’d take them a dish he’d bring it by our table first. He’d point at the food and say what it was. We still weren’t exactly sure what we were getting, but he basically told us what to order and so we did. It was wonderful!!!! Deep fried zuchinni blossoms stuff with cheese, deep fried olives, a fish pate and Aleta had a salad with unknown red mushrooms. All delicious! Afterwards the waiter took Aleta to the back and helped her pick out a dessert for all to share.