First Day Roma
Staying up in the North Centre of Rome, a nice residential area with plenty of restaurante and a moderate walk to Old Rome. Today was Sunday and the streets were packed, not just with tourists, but with many Italians. After my breakfast I went for a stroll to my favourite sights; Fontana Trevi , the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Hey Tash, I am just around the corner from Via Veneto. This is the street they constantly use in the Italian language programs. I finally have an answer to the question I have been asked a thousand times: Dove via Veneto?
The Pantheon still blows my mind. You have to admire a culture that can maintain this ancient artefact in pristine condition. It is the ultimate statement in recycling. Similarly I also respect a people who entomb the lady who gave a us the definitive pizza topping next to one of the greatest renaissance artists; Queen Margareta and Raphael.
Today was an absolute piazza sloth. It was great just to sit back and watch the world go by . I did go for a walk up to the For a but it was packed and then started to rain. I will head back there again on Tuesday when everything opens again. Just walking the streets today was my sole objective.
I am trying to best to meet Deni's gelato challenge. Seriously, eating at least one gelato a day is no challenge at all. I might need to add some other criteria to make it more interesting. Any ideas?
This evening was Angus' 5th birthday. I was able to skype in and view some of the presents he got. I can't wait to play with the pirate lego! The big Space party was last week and what an extravaganza it was. I think that Jenni has completely surpassed all expectations and I am fearful of what lie in store for next year. There is no way that Milly will settle for second best! Happy Birthday to my best boy!
Tomorrow I am headed for the shopping precinct and going to mooch around before going out to Pazza del Popolo and a walk along the river. I really want to hire a bike but Rome traffic is way too troppo.
Tomorrow afternoon Peter (and Liz?) arrive so that will be fun. Lui e pazzo vecchio!