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Published: September 5th 2019
We all had a slow start and about 10am we went for a walk to find the daily markets in Piazza di San Cosimato. It is only a small market but the fruit and vegetables were beautiful, both in terms of looks and freshness. We could smell the aroma of fresh peaches before we even saw them.
Breakfast was in the Caffe di Marzio on the Piazza di Santa Maria, with a view of the Basilica di Santa Maria in Trestavere.
After a rest during the heat of the day, we went for a walk at 2pm to find the meeting point for tomorrow’s Colosseum tour. We crossed the Tiber on Ponte Garibaldi, where we had a great view of Isola Tiberina (a tiny island in the middle of the river).
We walked past some spectacular buildings and then down the Fiori Imperiali and Via dei Fiori Imperiali, past the Roman Forum towards the Colosseum. We decided to do a walk around the Colosseum and then down Via di San Gregorio, past the Palatine Hill to the Circus Maximus.
From there, we walked along Via dei Circo Massimo, which had a great view of the back of
the Palatine Hill, down to the Tiber and crossed it on Ponte Palatino.
We walked along Via Lungarina and the Via Lingaretta until we reached our apartment, checking restaurant menus along the way for a place to have our dinner.
It was a very hot day so after 2 hours walking, we were happy to be back indoors for a rest.
In the end, we went to dinner at a restaurant under the apartment, which had an outdoor covered seating area looking onto the Piazza di Santa Maria.
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