We spent our first day of the trip walking around Rome. We had beautiful sunny day, but it got kind of hot toward mid afternoon. We saw all kinds of sights on the eastern side of the city, saving the sights that were farther off for our return trip.
Since we were up before most things were open, we caught up on our email and tried making calls back to the US on google voice. We knew that you can call from a computer to a phone for free in the US, but it costs money to call to Europe (still a lot cheaper than the phone company). We weren't sure if there was anything other than finding a working internet connection that would prevent calling to a US phone number for free – there isn't, it worked!
|Linda at the Farmers Market|
We took a walk before breakfast to the train station to print out our tickets for Wednesday. When we walked out of the B&B, we found a bunch of merchants setting up a farmers market in the street. It was a lot of fun. The train station was real active in spite of the general strike, the trains and buses all seemed to be running. We did get a chance to see a protest march, lots of red flags, but pretty calm.
|The Train Station|
|The train station|
|Protesters and the Holy Steps|
|Linda at the Trevi Fountain|
Tomorrow we head north on the train to Tuscany where we will meet out group for a 10 day bike ride. It should be great!
Since we did not put in any pictures last night, and we probably won't have many tomorrow, we will throw in a few extras from Rome.
Stephen and Linda