Rome – Day 1

It felt great to get a full nights sleep after spending the night before on the airplane. After a buffet breakfast at the hotel we went out exploring.

Piazza della Repubblica

Duke’s sister Jo Ann and her husband Brian flew in today. We met them at the train station about 3:15 and walked back to the hotel with them. A bit later we went out to see the Spanish Steps and the Trevi fountain.

The Spanish Steps
Trevi Fountain

On the way back to the hotel we stopped for gelato.

Gelato stop

Then we walked by the presidential palace

Quirinal Palace

From the Quirinal Palace we had a great view of sunset with St Peter’s Cathedral on the horizon.

St Peter’s cathedral from in front of the presidential palace.

We stop for dinner and ate outside on the roof.

Dinner
My Pasta
Duke’s beef with pepper sauce