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Rome Quick-Blog Day 5

I’m trying to quick-blog Rome in 250 words a day (or less!). Here’s what we did on day 5, Good Friday.

We started the day at the Trevi Fountain, a church with what looked like thousands of padlocks on the gate for some yet-unknown reason, the Marcus Aurelius column, and the Pantheon. On our way, we had some mango gelato, which was quite the refreshing mid-morning snack. I could get used to this!

We tested our veracity at the Mouth of Truth and we both passed, then it was on to Circus Maximus and a great panoramic view of Palantine Hill. By this time, we were getting hungry and decided to try to find two restaurants that Rob had mapped out ahead of time. One was too expensive and we never found the other. We ended up at a fun place, Satyricon, where I enjoyed some really delicious lasagna (I’m starting to get my sense of taste back!) and Rob tried gnocchi. The food was great, the servers were fun, but they had weird monkey and ape paintings on the walls, staring at you while you ate.

We found probably our favorite gelato place, Della Palma, today. They have over 100 flavors and each one looks tantalizingly delicious.

We were headed back home, but passed over a bridge we hadn’t been to before and saw the Corte di Cassazione and a gothic-looking church that we just had to check out. Sacred Heart of the Sufferers was much more German than most of the other churches we have seen on this trip, less ornate, but quite amazing.

We stopped by the hotel for a while, then headed back out to get some night shots of some of the sights, like the Trevi Fountain, the Vittorio Emmanuel II Memorial, and the Colosseum.

Quite the delicious day—both for the palate and eyes. Buono notte!

4 thoughts on “Rome Quick-Blog Day 5

  1. Beth

    24 Apr on 2009 at 21:33

    Did Rob like the gnocci? It’s not my favorite style of food. Just curious. Also, I hope you two had a “Gelato Budget” separate from the rest of your trip! hehe!

    How has the language been? Fun to hear, I’m sure! I haven’t heard any remarks on how beautiful the Italians are? Or are you only around tourists, mainly?

    • xgravity23

      23 May on 2009 at 21:00

      @Beth: Yeah, we both liked the gnocci, actually. Mmm, gelato. It wasn’t actually too expensive. Fair, I’d say. About the language: we mostly spoke English, although Rob tried out his Italian every now and then.

  2. Sarah Jo

    13 Apr on 2009 at 19:53

    I wouldn’t have been able to eat in that restaurant with all those monkeys staring at me. Gives me the creeps just thinking about it!

    • xgravity23

      13 Apr on 2009 at 21:18

      @Sarah: I know! As soon as I noticed them, I thought of you. And these paintings were creepy even to me. You would have turned around and left that place the second you saw them.