Thursday, August 7, 2008
Day 2 a Roma e Day 3 a Siena (so far...)
We've all heard it said that you can't conquor Rome in a day. Well, we just about did. We saw every major monument in the city, along with some not so major sights, with the exception of the Pantheon yesterday. We toured Il Colloseo with those neat little audio guides that you hold up to your ear and tell you what you're looking at. Then we moved on to Il Foro (The Forum) and then some big white building that we think may be the Capital Building. It's one of our favorite things to see and we're not even sure what it is! Next we rode our City Sightseeing Bus (THE best idea on the trip yet ...) to La Capella Sistina and Musei Vaticani. And of course, we spent LOTS of time in Bascillica di San Pietro (The Vatican!!) You should have seen Pat's face. Well, you will because I took a picture!! Pure amazement.
Towards the end of the evening we went to Piazza Spagna (Spanish steps) on our way to which we also passed Chanel, Dior, Armani, Baby Dior and MAC - where I bought makeup remover for TWENTY EURO! But, it was a necessity! Last but not least, we went and threw a coin in La Fontana di Trevi. And somewhere in between all that we also saw Castel di Saint Angelo, Piazza del Popolo and the rest of the city by bus.
Whew!! Needless to say, we were ready for a break. But, breaks are only for the weak so we woke up early this morning and jumped on a train to Siena. And of course, it was running 31 minutes late which put us arriving in Florence 11 minutes after our bus to Siena was scheduled to depart. However, for those who know of some of my adventures from my last trip, we know that everything in Italy is slow, and we were able to make it to the bus, load the luggage, take a nap and have a snack before it ever departed for Siena ;) Today in Siena Pat and I have just spent the day enjoying the city and seeing my old stompin' grounds. And let me tell you, we were feeling adventurous!! We stopped by the Duomo but sleveless shirts aren't allowed, so we couldn't go in. Hopefully tomorrow!
In the morning, we head to Pisa for a few hours to get the obligatory pictures of us trying to hold up the leaning tower. We have some exciting variations in mind so hopefully ours won't be just yur run-of-the-mill Pisa pictures :)
So far, Pat loves Siena and I am remembering why I loved it so much before! Keep checking in and we'll post when we can!
The Lovely Couple
p.s. please excuse the typos. I'm on a European keyboard and am trying not to waste money to fix the mistakes! Hopefully you get my drift!!!