I’m trying to quick-blog Rome in 250 words a day (or less!). Here’s what we did on day 7, Easter Day.
Buono Pasqua! Our last full day in Rome was kind of a summary of our entire trip, plus a little extra. We started by finishing our postcards and mailing them in the post office near St. Peter’s Basilica. Then we headed out to St. Paul’s Basilica, one on our list to visit but that is pretty far away from the center of town.
At first we thought it was closed. Apparently we were on the wrong side. Thankfully, we decided to walk around the building and we found the entrance. It has a beautiful courtyard with a statue of St. Paul and a fresco (I think that’s what it’s called). Once inside, we found portraits of all the popes and—get this—St. Paul’s tomb. Now that is cool. Cooler than steps that Jesus maybe walked up.
There was one church on the map that we didn’t go to when we were near it, so we headed back towards the Colosseum to go to that one (loved the stained glass window of bees!), then we just slowly made our way back to l’archetto, our favorite restaurant. We started with a pizza with sausage and mushrooms, then Rob had spaghetti with salami, ricotta, and tomatoes (savory), and mine was with gorgonzola, spinach, cream, and parmesan (very rich). We rolled ourselves out the door and around to our favorite gelateria, Della Parma, to really end the trip right. Too bad we have to leave this land of delicious food. It’s probably better for our waistlines, though.
Today was a great way to auskling* our trip to Rome! For the last time, Buono notte from Roma!
* Auskling is sort of like “ringing in the New Year” but for the end of something. I can’t really think of a verb for this. “End on a good note” is the closest I can think of, but it’s not quite the same thing.