Last Full Day in Rome
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May 30th, 2008 – by: jhwelsch
Lunch was on the sidewalk at “La Pace del Cervello” only a couple of blocks from the Coliseum after which we took a cab to the foot of Via Veneto and walked up its length and then back to Piazza di Spagna. Helen and Earl wanted to find some gelato and we were more inclined towards wine so at this point we split up, agreeing to talk at 6:00 to plan dinner. Lin’s feet were bothering her so we stopped at one of the first places we came to, the Hosteria Giggi, near the Piazza di Spagna. At first, they seemed hesitant to allow us to just have wine but they relented and we ordered a bottle of Fontana Candita. As we drank, we decided to have another bite to eat so we shared some Rigatoni Putenesca and, eventually, some excellent chocolate gelato. In the end, it was a damned expensive snack but what the hell. Back at the top of the Spanish Steps once more we found lots of artists so, after some shopping, we bought three small watercolors in a single mat. As is typical, Lin took a nap while I did the finances and wrote my diary.
At 6:00, Lin was still sleeping so Fabio Due, Helen and I made the dinner plans. Dinner was at Chinappi on Via Barbarini, just near the bottom of Via Veneto. It was very good but, as Fabio had warned us, a bit more expensive than on previous nights.
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