The Eternal City….

We arrived at our Airbnb in Rome around 5:30 PM local time last night, Saturday Jan 12.  After we powdered our noses and freshened up we headed out to try our first Italian restaurant.  The owner of the establishment offered to surprise us and it turned out to be very, very good.  I wish I would have taken a picture of the appetizer and the main course, but thought about it too late.  I did however, take a picture of the dessert which was quite tasty and that is coming from someone who does not eat dessert.  Col had Italian red wine and of course, I had an Italian beer.  Both met expectations.  Once dessert was finished they brought us each a small glass of limoncello which was a bit interesting.  I am not sure if it is to help with digestion or not, but Col took one sip and that was it for her.  Of course being a good soldier, I finished both of them off.

Seeing that the Colosseum was right across from the restaurant we wandered over to take a look.  I was hoping that it would be lit up like the Acropolis, but it was not to be or perhaps we were viewing it from the wrong angle.  Still, very impressive in the dark.  A short trip to the local supermarket to grab a few supplies and it was back to our BnB for the night.  Later this morning (Sunday) we are going to Mass at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran which is the official Church of the Bishop of Rome (The Pope) and then we are going to wander around / get lost in Rome for the day.  The next few days will be jam packed and I am sure Col will have quite a bit to write about.

Our first Italian dessert.

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The Colosseum.  Yep we are in Rome….

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Italian Beer…  Molto Buona.

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