So sadly back in England where it is MUCH colder than it was in Italy!
You’ll have seen a few photos. I really loved the city – the driving is mad, the parking even more so! A few people had told me that it would be expensive but apart from one thing which was expensive which we walked into with our eyes open (cream tea at Babbington’s at the bottom of the Spanish Steps) it actually wasn’t that bad – some food was good value compared with UK/London prices anyway and the Colosseum, Forum and Palentine Hill was only €14 which was remarkable!
The Colosseum along with the Pantheon was the top for me – to be in places where Roman’s walked so many years ago and to see what they built then was incredible – there is a certain atmosphere there that you feel somehow connected back to that – well I did anyway and talking to a friend he stated the same to me before I said anything so it cannot just have been me then.
The pantheon – incredible place!
The Palatine Hill – this was a race track apparently in the middle of the Emperor’s Palace!
Some great gypsy jazz musicians we found one day.
Typical Rome parking!
The funniest thing I found in a souvenir shop – btw this shop had some great glass-work – this is a chess set of little Jewish caricatures made from glass! Truly! You could get some glass Jewish figures praying at a glass wailing wall… I mean… what!?