Roma

On October 12, 2011, Ivan, Lil Dave and I woke up at 8:30 am.  Ivan and I packed up the rest of our stuff.  We were headed to Rome today. 

Ken drove us  to the bus station at 9:15 am.  The bus left at 10 am. 

The bus arrived at airport at 11:30 am.  We checked in.  Ivan and I bought things at Boots.

It was time for lunch.  We grabbed sandwiches at Pret a Manger. 

Our plane left at 2 pm for Rome.  At 5 pm, we arrived in Rome (or Roma as the Italians call it).

Ivan found a bus that was leaving soon.  The bus took us to the center of Rome.  We walked about 15 minutes. 

Our accommodation was booked through AirBnb.  AirBnb is a site where you can find rooms for rent in cities around the world.  It’s a cross between Couchsurfing and a hotel.  The profile was for a girl named Angela.  Her parents don’t speak any English.  We met her parents.  The mom managed to show us our room, the kitchen and the bathroom.  The dad asked if we wanted a coffee.  Ivan said yes. 

Ivan and I used the internet.

The coffee was ready.  Ivan used Google Translate to talk to the dad.  His name was Salvatorio.  He works in a shop while his wife is a chef in a church.  Angela is currently traveling in the USA. 

Ivan and I took showers before going out.

Ivan met Angela’s brother Claudio.  He asked him for a recommendation for dinner that was close by.

We went to La Taverna Del Re for dinner.  Ivan and I shared white bruschetta for an appetizer.  Lil Dave got a banana pizza. 

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Ivan and I shared a tuna and onion pizza and cheese and spinach ravioli.  It was a good meal.

It was time for dessert.  We walked to Palazzo del Freddo Giovanni Fassi.  It’s the oldest gelato factory. 

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The gelato was alright.

We walked back to the apartment and used the internet before heading to bed.

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