Rome Day 1

We arrived in Rom at 7:30am. Before disembarking, they served us a simple breakfast of croissants, juice, and coffee. We walked from the Roma Termini to the Discover Roma Hotel and were able to check-in right away. The owner Vincent provided us with a map and an excellent itinerary.

Today we saw the following sights:
– San Carlo Quattro Fontane (four sculptures)
– Fontana del Tritone (Triton fountain)
– Trinita dei Monti
– gardens
– Pincio
– Piazza del Popolo
– Mauseleo Augusto
– Palazzo Montecitorio/Chigi
– Pantheon
– Area Sacra
– Piazza Venezia
– Piazza Campidoglio/Arco di Tito
– Colosseo
– Palatino
– Circo Massimo (horse racetrack, seen from afar)

In between all this walking, we found a store selling Hello Kitty stuff, their brand “Ki La Ra” which has cool stuff like clothing, shoes, luggage, motorcycle helmets, etc. We stopped by for lunch of a panini, lasagna, and onion rings… very expensive!

We were very exhausted in the late afternoon so went back to our hotel area to have a light sandwich before napping until 7pm. We woke up for dinner and we went within walking distance to Pizzaria (aka Hostaria Romana da Dino) on v. dei Mille 10.

We had one huge bruschetta, Ron had veal with ham & wine, I had a cannoloni and mixed salad. We ordered a side of funghi (mushrooms) and a bottle of Prosecco. It was a surprisingly affordable meal and we left happily full. There’s no “cover charge” either. There were some restaurants we considered that charge 1 or 2 Euros per person to go into the restaurant. Such a strange concept.

Tomorrow will be another full day.

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