Marg & Bill Lynn
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Italy & TransAtlantic Cruise 2012
Rome 1

Thursday, November 8

From Pompeii we headed to Rome on a modern autoroute.
Bus 2 was in the lead, and apparently took a wrong turn into Rome,
which was corrected by our guide via cellphone.

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On the way into Rome our guide pointed out a monastery on a hill.

Thursday in Rome was on our own, so Marg and I walked from our lovely,
European style hotel into town. About a 45 mnute walk, but longer with photo stops.
We walked back in the afternoon, somewhat pooped when we reached the hotel.

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First stop on our walk was a church where Marg checked out
the inside while I checked out the motorbike parking.

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Buildings along the way, often with an obelisk out front.
I'm guessing the inscription on the fašade will long outlast our photo of it.

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A building with beautiful park inside (not seen).
We did see part of the changing of the guard.
(Not quite as thronged with watchers as Buckingham Palace.)

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We think we found the Trevi fountain, but there were
so many tourists that we did not snap the actual fountain.

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The Greco Academy was in a building on narrow Academia street,
across from a restaurant with artistic menu.

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More buildings, some with obelisks.

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The well-maintained Pantheon has free admission, including an audio tape if desired.

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Lunch break in a restaurant on an alley
with a sign pointing to the Spanish Steps.

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After lunch we found another of our target sights, the Spanish Steps, with fountain.

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Found an elevator to take us to the top of the Spanish Steps,
where there is a lookout over western Rome, including St. Peter's dome across the river.
Now on in the afternoon, the sun was in front of us.
For this lookout, it would be better to do the walk in the opposite direction.

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Heading for our hotel through the huge Villa Borghese park,
and a shot of Sue with Frank and Mary at supper (after we recovered with a snooze).

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