Thursday, September 10, 2009

Roman Holiday - Day 3

Our final day in Rome covered a lot of ground, much more than I expected actually. We started off around 9am by heading to Piazza Navona. On the way we found a cute little bar and got cappuccini and a couple of pannini for lunch. Once we were in Piazza Navona I was ecstatic to find that the central fountain, which had been under restoration the three other times I'd been there, was finally out from under the scaffolding and working! It was beautiful!

After spending some time in Piazza Navona admiring the architecture and the paintings of local artists we moved on to Campo di Fiori, hoping that the outdoor market would be going on.  On the way I saw this man on his bicycle with the dog in the basket.  It was too cute I couldn't not take a picture.

Unfortunately the market in Camp di Fiori wasn't happening, it was Sunday after all and I knew that it might be possible for it to be closed.  We decided to keep walking and headed toward the Tiber River and the Ponte Sant Angelo.

Although we didn't have time to go into the Castel Sant Angelo we admired the exterior and then moved on toward Piazza San Pietro in Vatican City.  We didn't actually go into the piazza, but enjoyed the grandeur of the basilica from the road that runs the edge of the piazza.

From the piazza we headed toward the Ottaviano metro station.  On the way we looked around in a  handful of souvenir shops and stopped for gelato.  Eventually we came to the metro station and hopped on to head back to the flat where we enjoyed our pannini for lunch, finished packing up, and cleaned up the flat.

Eventually we had to say arrivaderci to Roma.  We headed out via the metro, a train, and then finally a plane back to Sicilia. We had a wonderful trip and made fantastic memories.  To my travel buddy - I will miss you when you leave and I will treasure all of the memories that we've made together over the past three years.  I'm so glad we met and became friends.

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