While in Rome we visited an incredible museum dedicated to Etruscan art. Continue reading “Before Rome – the Etruscans”
I learned about an opportunity to rent a bicycle and ride down the Appian Way – the Main Street of Rome. My foot injury from too much Costa Rican tennis (for which I still get no sympathy) was still hurting me so riding a bike was also the easy way to get around.
Ostia Antica is an ancient Roman port town forgotten for many centuries. It was buried by the silt from the Tiber river that gracefully hid its treasures. The ruins are now an accessible, magical place to visit.
The Bascilica of Santa Maria de Trastevere was only a short tram ride from our Airbnb. It rested up a narrow cobbled street that was one of the spokes of the wheel of which the Bascilica was the anchored hub.
Though the Vatican tour was crowded and far too quick two great works by Machelangel made it all worthwhile.
We arrived in Rome March 30th and entered a time warp caused by the flight time change and the ancient time change. Continue reading “All Roads Lead to Rome”