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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Last days in Italy - Rome once again

Saying goodbye to Antonella Tucci
After a week of excellent cycling with Gira l'Umbria through the Umbrian countryside we found our selves with a couple of days left in Rome before it was time to head home.  We (I) picked a different locale in Rome to get a feel for another part of the city.  I don't want to say it was a mistake, but...
Waiting on the train....
Compared the area we are now in (east of the Colosseo), we really liked Trastevere.  Oh well, nothing to do but get out into the hustle and bustle.
Check out the shoes!!
We spent Friday wandering around the city without a plan.  Not sure if wandering without a plan is a good thing or not.  We saw quite a bit of the city not normally seen on the tourist walks though.  We got out early on Saturday morning to try and beat the crowds at St. Peter's Basilica, but even then, we had to wait 15 minutes to get through security.  Longest line we had for any attraction in Rome. I'm not sure if we are stupid or lucky, but we didn't have to wait for anything.

Michelangelo's dome at St. Peter's

After the St. Peter's tour, we stopped at a small corner spot for a cappuccino and cornetto (I really love the chocolate filled ones!).  Unlike a small quiet Umbrian piazza, this was like eating next to the airport!
Don't mind the couple in the background, they eventually found a room for the morning!
The rest of the day, Saturday, was spent walking around the city enjoying watching all the people.

That is, until a nice afternoon rain shower necessitated us taking our wine glasses inside! 

Ciao!  See you back in Idaho.

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