We have already booked to go back to Rome for a week and then Athens for a week next month and I’m so scared the Covid numbers will start going up and they will not let us in. People please continue wearing your masks. The hotel we are staying at is just around the corner from The Pantheon.
In Athens we are staying in town this time close to the Acropolis.
So my wife tells me we can’t come to Rome anymore because I’m not a excited about it as I used to be. We are here for 2 weeks and this is my 5th trip to Rome and I have been a tour guide so many times I hope its just a tired of running around thing.
This time we are here with my son and his girlfriend Emma and I think they are enjoying themselves. He got a chance to have his birthday in another country, so both the kids have been here now. We told Alex and Damein one trip each the next time its on you to come back.
One of the things we did different this time was rent an apartment for the 2nd week very near the Pantheon and it has no lift.Bad idea, 45 steps to my room and 65 steps to my sister-in-law’s room.Now that is after 20K steps a day looking around at everything else.
As I write this i’m at one of our favorite place’s the Di Rienzo in the plaza with the Pantheon,we have coming here every night after walking and the stall seems to have adopted us. One of the waiters I remembered from when my daughter was here and I found out he has been working here for 14 years.
Yesterday we were off for a fast tour of Florence another city I love and today they are off to Tivoli,Italy. I felt a little bad this morning like I was catching a cold so it was nap day for me.You need nap days when you are here.
So today we went to Roman Coliseum via the “Metro” the subway system in Rome. Without speaking the language or reading it we did great getting from one stop to the next. We had to visit the main train station to pick up some pass’s and then found our way back to the correct platform.
Speaking of the metro where we got into the subway and the distance to the train , i was looking for mole people. It was a half mile walk past a underground super market with long tunnels that just kept going down.
The Roman Coliseum is rite out of the metro startion and it was so awesome to see in real life. If you ever come here wear good walking shoes.