Saturday, 11 February 2012
Buongiorno! We are now in Rome, a dirty, touristy, fun city. We left Venice this morning and after some minor ticket hiccups, arrived in Rome at about 4pm. Our hostel is uber close to the central station, which left us plenty of time to settle in before we set off in search of a free tour. We found no such tour. Apparently they run every day, but they weren't at the meeting spot at the start time, so we just shrugged our shoulders and went for a walk. We went for a long roundabout trek (without a map) in search of the Trevi Fountain and we actually found it!! After ages. But it was lovely to go for such a long walk. It began snowing, but it was not very cold; in fact, compared to Germany/Czech Republic, it was postively balmy. We were getting very hot in all our gear. So we stopped for gelati in the snow and eventually trundled back to the hostel. The metro here is quite small compared to other cities and we were squished on with about a million other people, but we only ever had to travel one or two stops. Sean is itching to go out, and Cara, Alfie and I just want to stay in the warm, so there will probably be some compromises tomorrow. I'm not sure if I want to make tomorrow a full day or a rest day. Maybe a mix. We'll see!