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Trevi fountain

The hotel had a decent breakfast, much better than the last two hotels.  There are 28 people on the bus tour, so far everyone seems nice.  A very diverse age group, all from the states.  We started our 1st tour of the Coliseum, before we walked in we witness three girls attempt to rob a tourist, in broad daylight in front of an audience luckily they were unsuccessful.  The Coliseum is a magnificent site must have been really impressive when it was new.  You could almost imagine what went on in there, of course I couldn’t  stop Lou from screaming  I’M SPARTACUS every five minutes, he also went into his Romans countrymen lend me your ears speech at the old senate.  After that we did a  walking tour of Rome, we saw most of the sights some very impressive, marveled at the  Pantheon, once a temple to all the Roman gods with huge columns in front but now it is a Church.

IM SPARTUCUS
Also loved Plaza Navona, a large plaza with artists, mimes, musician and a great gelato shop. Other sites were a bit of a letdown. The Spanish steps are just that steps, the Trevi fountain has magnificent grand statues but it’s in a very tiny square jammed packed with peddlers and beggars.  We had our 1st pizza in Italy, it was pretty good, but not the best we had on this trip.  Rome is a great city fast and vibrant a big difference from the Greek islands. We ended our day at great restaurant near our hotel called Luciano, along with two other couples from our tour. We all had a great meal and a little more wine then we are accustomed to, but the company was great and we had a really good time until Darcy dropped our room key down the elevator shaft and we had to have the maintenance man open our door for us.  All in all it was a great day.  Now it’s midnight and we have to be up at 5 am to go tour the Vatican that should be interesting.  

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Trevi fountain
Trevi fountain
IM SPARTUCUS
IM SPARTUCUS
Darcy meets Pinochio
Darcy meets Pinochio
Darcy starts in a spaghetti western
Darcy starts in a spaghetti western
The Coliseum
The Coliseum
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