Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day Seven: Last Day in Rome.

Today was a very relaxing and easy going day. We walked through the Piazzas and shopped for souvenirs. We were resting up for our Rome by the Glass tour from 6 to 9 tonight. We had lunch in a fabulous trattoria off the square from The Pantheon. We timed it just right because there soon was a line out the door waiting for a table. We were the only people speaking English. It was definitely a favorite luncheon place for the locals. Absolutely great food. Stopped in three different churches around the Pantheon and saw works by Michangelo and Carrivaggio.

The view down the street from our apartment balcony

The view up the street toward the Vatican which is just across the

St Ignatius of Loyola Church

Another protest of some sort going on.

Sara eating gelato.
Got back to the apartment around 4:30, rested and prepared for our Rome by the glass tour. We met our guide at 6:00. We visited two wine Bars. One where we sampled two white wines and the second where we tasted two reds and a dessert wine. He was very knowledgeable about Italian wines and he also gave us quite the insight into Italian living. In both places the wines were paired with an assortment of meats and cheeses. Our guide was so full of information and talkative and we were all having such a good time the the tour ended at 9:47 instead of 9:00. Also there wasn't a drop of wine wasted in the 5 bottles we had. Lots of fun.
The car picked us up the next morning at 7:00 and took us to the airport. Kalen and Sara flew back to the states and Ladee and I went on to Paris. We had a glorious week in Rome and look forward to going back. Believe me, I threw my coins in the fountain!!!!


Ginan said...

Such a great location and the view looks like a movie set of Rome. So much food and drink, so little time.

Sara said...

We did have a glorious week! I can't wait to go back!!