Rome – Day 2&3

Day 2 in Rome started out with a quick cab ride to Santa Maria Maggiore and then what Ryan deemed was a necessary stops at two different soccer stores. He’s already spent hundreds of dollars on jerseys, track suits, jackets and beanies. He’s in soccer geek heaven.

I, on the other hand, found myself a very nice pair of Fendi sunglasses.

We had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe, enjoyed the free-refills and then did some more shopping on our way back to our appartment.

In the late afternoon, Carolyn and I made our way downstairs to the Piazza Navona where we had the freshest bruschetta and I had a half litre of white wine all to myself. By the time the last glass was poured out of the pitcher, I was feeling great.

We took another cab to dinner, which was at the Antica Pesa and sat outside on the patio underneath the stars. The Roma ambiance and the delicious food made for a wonderful evening. We shared a plate of short pasta with carbonara and a plate of thinly sliced ham with roasted buffalo mozarella on the side. Ryan had basil gnocci, Carolyn had a lamb shank and I had chicken.

Day 3 in Rome got off to a late start. Ryan and I didn’t roll out of bed until 11am. Hey, it’s a vacation, right??? When we were finally ready to go, we took a cab to the Appian Way, where we rented bikes and traveled the cobblestone pathway, which was surrounded by ancient ruins. We stopped for a few photo ops, but when we had reached the 4 mile mark, we took one last photo of the aqueducts and then made our way back down towards civilization. The Appian Way is about 7 miles in its entirety.

Now we are back in our appartment, ready to wash off the dirt from the Appian Way and then back out to the city for some more food.

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