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Roma

cittá eterna

sunny 18 °C

Rome is Eternal, but our schedule was not. We caught an early-ish train on Sunday morning, but by the time we navigated the station, the buses, and the crowds (and there were a lot of crowds) to get to our hotel, it was about 1:00 pm. We had less than half a day for Colleen's first visit to Rome. We decided on some highlights and set out from the Porta Portese in Trastevere to see San Clemente (12th century church built on top of 4th century church built on top of 1st century pagan temple), the Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon, the Piazza Navona, and the Theater of Marcellus. By that time, it was dark, so we head back where we came from, past the Colosseum again...

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... and the Arch of Constantine ...

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... and the Bocca della Veritá ...

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... to great Roman-style trattoria in the Testaccio neighborhood, Ne Arte Ne Parte. I had the bucatini all'amatriciana, thick spaghetti with a hole in a tomato-bacon sauce:

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Colleen had spagetti alla carbonara, in a bacon-egg-cheese-and-pepper sauce:

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We split a plate of fried calamari and shrimp as a secondo, and then I just had a coffee for dessert. Colleen did not:

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We're back now, safe and sound. See everyone soon.

Posted by elefantstn 08:38 Archived in Italy Tagged postcards

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