The taxi ride. After a short debate over whether to take a cab or a shuttle we opted to cab it. They are about the same price and we don't have to share space with strangers. Our cab driver seemed harmless enough. She was a woman, plus she had a picture of a baby and a rosary in her cab. Someone who loves babies and Jesus can't be all that bad can they? We were under the impression it would be around 40 euro to the hotel in a metered cab because that is what the internet said.
The nap. After arriving at the hotel we were exhausted and in desperate need of a nap. Despite knowing better we hit the sheets for a quick nap before dinner. Six hours later we woke up.
The meal. After our nap we were hungry but it was 11 p.m. and the hotel restaurant was closed. Not willing to pay room service prices we headed out in search of something that might still be open. Our hotel is at the top of the Spanish Steps so we took a walk to the bottom and we found an open restaurant. I think rule #1 of travel in Italy is never eat in the Piazza, but we were hungry and unwilling to walk very far so we did. The price was not too steep but the food was just mediocre.