Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Final days in Roma

Tiff had too much to drink tonight so this installment is brought to you by Jeffie.

The Church and The Park

Monday was Church day as we took our tour of the Vatican. We toured the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica, and St. Peter's Square. Tiff snuck a covert picture of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It's on her iPhone. She'll post it later. Bad Tiffany! Lots of cool artifacts and history including a real Egyptian mummy.

My best imitation of Augustus Caesar's "Addressing the troops" pose

Had dinner last night at one of the outdoor ristorantes down one of the alleyways from Piazza de Spagna. Spaghetti with meatballs for me and Lasagna for the Tiffany. Tiramisu for dessert. Washed it all down with some white wine.

Tiffany stares down a monkey statue at the Vatican Museum

Today, we decided to take a stroll down a different direction and wound up briefly checking out Piazza del Popolo and then on to the Borghese Gardens. Went for a leisurely stroll through this nice park, took some pictures of the views, and had a small lunch at a cafe in the park. Dinner was at another outdoor cafe. We both had the Fettuccine alla Bolognese with some white wine. Tiff followed this up with 2 shots of Limoncello, which were given to her for free.

Tiff at Borghese Gardens looking out over the city

Love the location of the hotel. Right at the top of the Spanish Steps, so it's convenient to just walk out into Rome. The downside is it's at the TOP of the Spanish Steps. Tiff barely made it to the top tonight. Of course the 1/4 liter of wine and 2 shots of Limoncello might have had something to do with that.

Tiff on her way back to the hotel after dinner, wine, and limoncello

Tomorrow it's off to Florence via train. We've decided to take a guided tour of Tuscany on Thursday. We'll go to Siena, St. Gimignano, and Pisa. Sounds like fun! Hopefully the rain will hold off for a little longer. Hope everyone on the other side of the rock is doing well.


  1. Oooooooh....the Limoncello!!! It'll get you every time! When you go to St. Gimignano, climb to the top of the hill and find the Gelatto Shop in the square. It's supposed to be the number one gelatto shop in Italy. Gotta try it. Really cool shops on both sides. Happy shopping!!

  2. three cities in one day, I would not recommend this. you will be spending most of it in traffic and won't really enjoy these awsome cities. Pisa is only a tower , nothing there worth while. juat saying. have fun, mom