Wednesday in Rome
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Went to see the Forum and the Colosseum in the morning, then did nothing much in particular for the rest of the day other than eating and drinking.
Italy October 2019
The fountain in our little courtyard still illuminated in the morning.
We walked from the apartment to the Forum, passing Piazza Venezia on the way.
Parts of the Forum.
After dealing with another rude and surly member of staff at the ticket office, here we are inside the Forum.
I liked this bit of fallen masonry.
It ended up a bit of a rushed visit of the Forum as we had a fixed time entry to the Colosseum - we should probably have gone to the Forum afterwards instead.
Now in the Colosseum.
I tried to avoid people in the photos as much as possible but like everything else in Rome this was packed.
Looked a bit nicer back then!
We left the Coloseum here and decided to go and find a cafe.
Nice building on the way covered in greenery.
In the cafe I had chosen for our morning coffee.
Actually somehow we ended up ordering these big salad bowls. It felt like we hadn't actually eaten a lot of vegetables the past few days.
Don't even remember where this was taken!
After popping back to the apartment for a bit we decided we should go out and have a late (or perhaps second?) lunch so went to this fast food style pasta place.
The pasta e fagioli was very nice actually.
Then of course gelato because god forbid we had a day in Italy with gelato.
Then after (I think) returning to the apartment again for a bit, I managed to coax Erika back out again for an early aperitivo at this impressive cafe called Canova Tadolini which was filled with scupltures.
Me having a Negroni.
Outside Canova Tadolini.
Erika and a florists stall she liked the look of.
Erika wanting to take pictures of all these tree planters which had been painted with characters from the Lego Movie.
I popped out again to try this cocktail bar round the corner from the apartment.
This was an aviation which I thought had been spoiled by this annoying foam on top.
For dinner, Yoko-san wasn't feeling very well, so just the three of us went out to eat at this apparently very traditional Roman cuisine restaurant called La Campana - which being very traditional and authentic and serving the local cuisine was of course entirely filled with tourists.
My tagliatelle (or maybe they called it fettucine) with black truffle. The pasta was good but why put a truffle through what appears to be a cheese grater like this? Surely it's meant to be sliced with a proper truffle slicer? I found this a bit odd.
Back at the flat, Erika's second gelato of the day!