Sunday, July 28, 2013

July 19 First Stop: Gelato

We arrived in Rome with lots of enthusiasm, even if we were a bit jet lagged. After checking into our hotel we headed to the centre of Rome to visit the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, but most importantly, to have our first gelato of the trip. We did a quick walk around in the Pantheon, but it was very crowded so we headed outside for gelato. So many flavours to choose from!

It is a short walk to Piazza Navona and I only stopped at one church along the way. They are very strict about no bare shoulders so I was glad I had added a scarf to my backpack. The flowers were in full bloom in the windows and all the balconies in Piazza Navona, making all the old buildings so charming to photograph. Lots of people were sitting in the square cooling off by the fountains, scrolling around checking out the art work or listening to the street musicians.

We made our way to a small restaurant for dinner which included bruschetta, pasta with Parmesan cheese and olive oil, steak and potatoes and tiramisu for dessert. Not to mention the red wine we enjoyed while we ate.

By the time dinner was over we were both ready for a good night's sleep!

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