Dolly Travels: Our First Day in Rome

Published Date Author: , May 31st, 2015

Pantheon Rome

I hope you will forgive me for not blogging sooner. We have been busy!

For the first time ever, all 6 of us in my travel group flew over to Rome together. Five of us left Sacramento early Monday morning and flew to Washington D.C., where we met our 6th person, Shelora, who flew from Portland. Our connection between flights was so tight I wasn’t sure Shelora was with us, till I saw her enter the plane. Yay!

We arrived in Rome early Tuesday morning, with no problems. We went to our apartment, which is located in the Campo di Fiori neighborhood. This location is ideal…we are near a main boulevard and also close to many of Rome’s attractions.

The weather was great, but we were tired. We went out for some food….didn’t know if we wanted breakfast or lunch, so I settled for a doppio caffe and a pizza. We all unpacked, but in spite of my better judgment, we each took a nap. Then we were ready to go again. In late afternoon we walked across the boulevard and in 2 blocks we were at the Piazza Navona.

After wandering around the Piazza for a while, we headed over to the Pantheon. That structure is still so amazing. The original building was a pagan temple, but in A.D. 120, Emporer Hadrian built what we see today. I got a chuckle out of a conversation I had with another Amercian tourist, who was very well-informed about the Pantheon.

I was impressed, so I had to ask him how he knew so much about this place, and he replied, “Rick Steves” and showed me his guidebook, which, of course, was the same book I was carrying. Obviously, I hadn’t read my book as well as the man from Georgia had read his.

We left the Pantheon, and were searching for a good restaurant, when it started to rain. Fortunately, we found a good place. By the time we finished eating, the rain had stopped, and we went back to our apartment.

We all were in bed within minutes of arriving at the apartment. Tired, weary, but so happy to be back in Italy, and in the beautiful city of Rome.

Now we are tired again, after another full day, so I will close for now, and tell you more about Rome tomorrow.

Ciao for now,


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Dolly Travels: Our First Day in Rome - Gravatar Dolly Travels: Our First Day in Rome said on May 31, 2015, 9:53 am:

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Notengo Roberto Larrea said on June 8, 2015, 6:01 am:

Dear Dolly: estoy pronto para ir a Roma, en octubre. Contame más.
Leo inglés, pero no hablo.
Roberto Larrea de Montevideo (Uruguay)

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