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!