2nd day in Rome October 15th 2013 Lots of walking today. Started with the Trevi Fountain and then on to the Spanish Steps. Lots of people since it is fall break
for school. We then went to the Pantheon and finally to the Campo de Fiori market. Looked like rain most of the day, buy none til back at our hostel.
Great lunch - shared prosciuto with melon. Then I had risoto with tomato and basil; David had turkey and roastrd pota ... read more
Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
David is a retired analytical chemist who now, at age 65, has time to travel. He is trying to better understand why "things are the way they are" in a social and political context. The developing areas of the world are of particular interest and has plans to travel anywhere and everywhere.
Barbara is a semi-retired dietitian who hasn't completely given up the life of work, but is also excited to travel and see and learn. She is particularly interested in the food experiences of other cultures. ... full info