A glorious day of sunshine here in Rome as we read about friends who spent last night on cots in the airport in Chicago because of snowstorms. Hopefully they are safely back in California by now. We headed out the door without umbrellas in our bags about ten o'clock. Half way to the Metro I remembered my watch and then when we were ready to enter the Metro I realized I'd forgotten my cell phone/camera; Jim waited while I went back to the apartment again. I found it under the umbrellas that I'd taken out of the backpacks!
Before three o'clock we were back outside and walking through the park all the way to the bluff that overlooks the Piazza dei Popolo and in the distance Saint Peters Basilica. Had a fun photo of a group of kids taking a group shot with many of them holding their selfie sticks. I have yet to learn how to use mine but will soon. They are the rage here in Rome. Vendors everywhere try to sell you one. From there we continued to walk towards the Spanish Steps. Just before we arrived we checked in at the Villa Medici, now owned by France and is labeled the Academie Nationale De France....Napoleon inherited it when he married into the family and then he gave it to France. You can only tour it on a tour and the English Tour is at noon so we'll go back tomorrow.
To find a bus home we walked across the Tiber River, walked around the Hall of Justice...a massive building...and on Piazza Cavor we found our bus #49 that would take us home. Long day. By the time we arrived home we'd logged 7.20 miles. Dinner was soon ready and we're enjoying our evening. Rain is predicted by midnight.
I hope you've enjoyed our journey today...the link to photos is below:
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