We arrived in Rome -- actually in Civitavecchia, which serves as the cruise port for Rome -- on the morning of Sunday, April 21st. After breakfast we took a train ride to Rome Termini station where we were joined by David who had flown in by air.
After a taxi drive to our rented apartment, and droppong off our luggage we spent the rest of the day touring Rome.
By the way, April 21st, the day we arrived in Rome, was a holiday. It was Rome's BIRTHDAY! That made the crowds a lot larger than normal. Just thought I'd mention it.
We had found a free city walking tour guide and were meeting him at the 5:30 event at the Spanish steps.
Next on our tour, the guide took us to an old water drinking fountain so that we could learn how to use it. However, just as we got there, two oriental ladies had beaten us to the fountain and we got a free lesson on how to properly use the darn thing.
|Some more photos inside churches/catherdrals|