Wednesday morning again we got up a little earlier and drove to Rome--again an easy drive of approximately 1 1/2 hours while the kids watched their itouchs. Found a parking garage that was a couple of blocks from the Vatican. We walked into the vatican and I believe the kids were amazed. St. Peter's is awe inspiring and the art work is amazing. We walked outside and bought a Vatican book again for future reference. We had a lousy lunch but pressed forward taking the metro to the Spanish steps and then walked to Trevi Fountain--both great sites. Henry bought a Italia soccer ball and Emma picked up some more Murano glass. From there we refueled with some gelato and walked to the Colosseum- an interesting walk. Toured the Colosseum and decided it was time to head back-- we picked up a book on Rome. Back to parking garage and I pulled over to set the gps in the car and Emma asks why are you stopping are you starting to smoke-- we could not stop laughing. Quick drive back -- I was flying. We went back to the same restaurant for a nice dinner on our way back to Lafoce. We watched the German soccer match and enjoyed a great dinner. The fireflies were out to greet us at Lafoce and we were ready for bed. After 2 days of touring Florence and Rome we decided that the next 3 days at Lafoce would be spent relaxing and enjoying the countryside. We like Rome--I liked it better than Florence. I always hear about how crazy Rome is traffic etc. I believe that Big American cities like NY and to a lesser extent Boston are by far crazier with traffic and pushing and rushing. All cars in Italy stop for pedestrians and drivers are generally courteous.
This jerk.....we took a picture with him and then he charged us 5 Euros....about $6. I took the d*(*)( shot!!!