Aperitivo by the Colosseum

Trip Start Sep 02, 2011
Trip End Oct 12, 2011

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Where I stayed
4060 Oppio Organza
What I did
Explored local area on foot

Flag of Italy  , Lazio,
Friday, September 30, 2011

We have been blessed with wonderful weather the whole trip for which we are extremely grateful, given the weather being experienced back home in Australia. This morning, we had a very leisurely breakfast on the terrace then I set out to explore the local area. There are several absolutely beautiful Churches in the surrounding area. 

This morning, I checked out the distance from the Apartment to the Colosseum to gauge whether Mum could walk there. It was decided to make the trip in the evening when the weather was cooler. We set out around 6.30 pm and Mum was amazed when she came upon this wonderful building. We had an Aperitivo at a restaurant near the Colosseum - for 10 Euros we purchased a cocktail each and could eat all we wanted from the delicious buffet. Mum's first Aperitivo experience and a lovely way to finish off the day in Rome. 

It is truly amazing that we are so close to this awesome historical site. Having the apartment so close makes it really easy to come and go, so I was able to explore the local area with trips back to the apartment to 'report back'. We have decided to take the Hop On-Hop Off Bus tomorrow. We can purchase a 48 hour ticket for 18 Euros each. On the list of must-do's is of course the Colosseum, St Peter's and the Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel, the Trevi Fountains and the Spanish Steps. 

Tomorrow and the following day will be big for Mum, so she will need a few days to recuperate before heading home to Australia next Wednesday. There will be plenty of time for her to explore the local area where there is plenty to see and she loves being in the apartment where she can relax and pretend she is an Italian Mumma for a few days. 

Next Monday is Mum's BIG DAY - she will be spending her 85th birthday in Rome - what a memory!

Sis and I found a really nice restaurant (again on our doorstep) and we will take Mum there for an evening meal. Even more attractive as she can easily walk there. Going out in the evening is very pleasurable. So, tomorrow will be a busy one with lots of wonderful sites to photograph and wonder at. Till then, buonanotte.
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