Rome definitely wasn't built in a day
Trip Start Jul 05, 2011
24Trip End Aug 10, 2011
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We were able to get some tickets for an open air bus tour and found its stop near the train station again. Although we had to wait for a bit for the bus, it finally got there and we hopped on. We stayed on for most of the loop, seeing a lot of the great sights like the Coliseum, Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia (aka the wedding cake), the Vatican, and of course many more very old and very important buildings and monuments along the way
That evening we let Jude & Dave rest up at the hotel, and they found some good kai nearby. Cam and I ventured back into the town towards the Coliseum, although we were too late to enter the Roman Forum or the Coliseum. Alas, we went for a long wander around both sites and were able to see quite a bit from the outside, and of course it is still very cool & awe-inspiring to walk amongst these places of such history, knowing what had walked there before us. We then found a great café just across the street from the Coliseum and enjoyed an amazing tea of caprese salad, cannelloni (the best I’ve ever tasted), pizza and chianti as the sun set. We then walked back towards the hotel, which a quick stop for gelato of course, and called it a night.