Monday and Tuesday
Trip Start Mar 30, 2006
8Trip End Apr 13, 2006
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We walked around Piazza Navona, and had lunch at a sunny table on edge of the square. Grilled vegetables, tortellini in broth, spaghetti Bolognese, and gorgonzola gnocchi.
We took a long walk to the remains of the ancient Roman Forum, Colosseum, Trajan's market and column. On the way back, stopped into a church with three large Caravaggios. Dinner was cheese, crackers, and wine at the apartment.
Tuesday morning we walked across the Tiber to the Vatican, and just before passing through the metal detectors on our way into the basilica, heard someone announcing a free English tour leaving soon
The free tour is a promotion for the tour company, and we plan on taking one of their 25 euro tours of the Vatican museum and Sistine chapel on Thursday.
After a good lunch at a restaurant near the Vatican, we walked along the right bank of the Tiber to Trastevere, and then up the Gianicolo hill to a park with a great view of the city below us.