Day 9 – Even when you’re lost in Rome you will still find something to watch

  • Post by Daniele & Ira
  • Jun 20, 2017
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After our beautifully spent last day in Venice and a night fight with insects we woke up ready to pass through the historical capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, Bologna and head to the Capital, R(h)ome. We gathered all our stuff and following all the house rules left the apartment. As a good tradition we went to the same bar in Noale to have a breakfast.

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After a classical Italian breakfast we were ready to start a ~5h trip. Being accompanied by Radio Maria station straight from Vatican and holy spirits we started our drive with the hope to have a traditional Tuscanian lunch in a small city on Mount Amiata, called Piancastagnaio. Here they make a special soup of Porcini mushrooms and maroons that is the end of the world. Apparently our prayers with Radio Maria didn’t get listened, as the restaurant is closed on Monday, and we found out we couldn’t have our delicious meal, so we decided to go straight to Rome and in case stop somewhere to grab a bite. The Italian highways are very good although somehow expensive, from Venice to Rome we paid 38 euros, still cheaper than Austria but silver medal so far. After few minutes of drive Daniele’s mom in Rome started bombing us with messages to understand when we were arriving and was ready to welcome us downstairs. She finally went down probably when we were near Florence, but as it was obvious, when we arrived with the car near the condo of Dani’s apartment she was already downstairs ready to guide us to some parking space and to bring us home. We had our chance to give our souvenirs and take a shower before having a homemade Italian dinner consisting of two specialties of the house: Cannelloni with tomato sauce and Tiramisu’.

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As a tradition in Italy, everyone’s mom’s Tiramisu’ is the best existing but in this case probably it was true and Ira had to agree that this was the best Tiramisu’ she ever had, and we both agreed with that. After the dinner we scheduled a ‘welcoming walk’ to the core of Rome with two friends, our loved Fede and Ila

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who drove us to some of the best Rome has to offer: the keyhole near Sant’Anselmo, offering a very peculiar view on St. Peter dome,

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then Colosseo with Roman Forum and then the Quirinale, with a very nice view on the old ruins.

Once we were immersed into history, we also received some cute presents from our friends !🙂 We finished our walk after 1 am and iimgt had been a very long day so we headed back home where we said a small goodbye to our friends that we will see again soon.

Today we will go to the city center again to get the material for our next page of the diary and hopefully also to drink the free natural sparkling water from the distributor near the Colosseo, since today we will bring our bottles with us!

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We hope to meet you again tomorrow and we wish you a good day!