After leaving our ship, the Noordam, we took a car and driver from Citivecchia to central Rome around the Trevi Fountain. We have a nice apartment on Via Arcenio but funny WiFi. Allora! We go to the sidewalk café outside or to The White Hotel and I am able to post.
We had lunch on the street in the small café and later that evening dinner alfresco on a small square near our apartment.
Today, we woke had breakfast and went for a morning to lunch walk. First up to the Spanish Steps and Piazza Spagna which was, like Trevi, closed for cleaning and repair.
We then walked up to the Villa Borghese and its beautiful park. We needed the shade and peace and quite before walking back down to Rome at the Piazza di Popolo.
We walked down the steps to the Piazza di Popolo and the DaVinci Museum.
Its pretty neat inside the museum because they took his sketches and notebooks and replicated a lot of his inventions, contraptions, and imagination. I like DaVinci since he was way ahead of his time. We are just now catching up with him.
Then we went over to the Café Rosati for lunch. Our waiter asked me what whiskey I wanted with my lunch. He was funny.
After lunch, we walked down the Via Corso to window shop and stop in the churches for prayers and candle lighting.
At the corner of Condotti and Corso we found these 3 headless street performers.
We like to have lunch then walk for awhile then have dulci (desert) at another place. This time we went down the famous shopping street Via Condotti to the Antico Café Greco where my Dad had been before. He had a Café Viennese and my Mom a Macchiato coffe and Napoliane pastry but I had a special lemon sorbet.
In the café were an older couple who were regulars and sat at the same little corner everyday and had their drink and little bites to eat. My mom said it was a special slice of life in Rome.
This is Frederick back on the Arcenio and enjoying all of the eternal city. Tomorrow is mass at Spirto Santo near the Vatican at 10am then the Angelus at St. Peter’s with the Pope. Look for it.