Wandering around Rome

We didn’t rent scooters today after all, we decided instead to rent a car tomorrow, get an early start and head for the Amalfi Coast. Its about a two hour drive and renting a car is about half the price of going by train. Lester has driven in Italy before on several occasions, so he is ready to compete with the Italian driving.

He decided to have a quiet day today, so after a walk through the gardens Borghese, and Piazza Poppola, he went back to find a peaceful spot in the gardens to read. I decided to do some shopping and wandering. It was incredibly humid today, but the gelato amaretto (yum) cooled me right down. I also had the difficult task of buying some mens socks…both my daughter and my husband always forget to bring socks on vacation. It seems like Italian men don’t wear them, and as I don’t know the Italian word for sock, it was quite an experience, but I did manage to make a purchase.

Now we are sitting having an afternoon beer and planning a picnic in the park. We have wine, beer, panini and pastries, a veritable feast. Will fill you in on how it went later.

We had a good picnic. Wine tastes better still in the park! The big slabs of Panini filled with meat proscutto and mortadella were delicious, washed down with crisp cold Italian wine (or strong Italian beer for Lester) just as good as a meal in any Italian restaurant. We took a walk through the huge Gardens Borghese again (Rome’s version of Central Park), ogled at a Ferrari/Maserati dealership and then back to the hotel to put our feet up and people watch. We will probably have an early night in preparation for our trip to the Amalfi Coast tomorrow.

Can’t believe our vacate. Is passing by so quickly.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christy Gregor
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 12:47:08

    Is Lester the guy in the suit was his head cut off??? What did you do to him?? Poor Lester!!

    Reply

    • Sandra
      Aug 21, 2010 @ 14:19:20

      Felt doing that a few times but he still has his head. You Nd me need to visit Tome together one day. It heavenly!

      Reply

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