Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 3 in Rome!

Our third day in Rome was a beautiful day!

The view from our room!

 We spent a good part of the day trying to figure out where the car rental place was, rent the car and find our way back to our hotel.  We parked it and walked around some more.

Motorbikes everywhere!
We spent the day running around trying to fit everything in that we hadn't seen yet!  One could easily get lost in Rome, but then who cares?  You're in Rome!

There were hundreds of thousands of people in Rome this day for the Pope's Beautification!

We chose to watch it on TV from our room!
Afterwards we headed for the Trevi Fountain,  so did everyone else!

We had to go back at night to see it lit up!

buona notte!

 We watched William and Kate's Wedding from our hotel room, and it was the funniest thing.  The Italian news reporter's talked over the whole entire thing, so we couldn't understand a word that was said!

We took a tour of Vatican City.  Our tour guide was adorable.  He carried around this little umbrella to keep our group together!

This ceiling seemed to go on for days!

This was hard to see!

We were there the day before the Pope John Paul's beautification.  They were expecting tens of thousands of people the next day!

We watched this from our hotel room the next day, and couldn't believe we were just there the day before and thank God!  It was packed!  We did leave Rome on this day, which was a crazy plan. We rented a car in the middle of old Rome, and Jim had to find our way out!  We did it though, but it was CRAZY!  Our first introduction to the Italian roadways and what was to come!

Jim being Jim!

Next came a tour of St. Peter's Basilica.  Unbelievable!

They were actually holding a mass right in the middle of all the tourist milling around.

After a wonderful 5 course Italian lunch, we toured the Coliseum!

We ended the day eating at Alfredo's!  My mom and dad had eaten there many years before, and my dad had always mentioned it!

Mr. Alfredo himself and the infamous golden fork and spoon.  They were given to him by Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks!
Jim of course had to ordered the Fettuccine!

I ordered a seafood Risotto which was delizioso!
We were serenaded with authentic Italian music!


Walking back to our hotel, they were roasting Chestnuts right on the street!

The Spanish Steps at night! Cosi bello!