Rome Nov 5, 2018

Monday – Civitavecchia Sailaway One last morning partaking of the delicious breakfast at our hotel, and then we must pack up and leave. Intermittent heavy rain was falling outside. Our car was scheduled to arrive at 11:00 am. We had booked our transfer from Piazza di Spagna to the Port of Civitivecchia with RomeHabiCabs.com. Our […]

Rome Nov 4, 2018

Rainy Sunday We had experienced intermittent rain showers on both Friday and Saturday, but on Sunday it just came down. We looked out at the churchgoers and tourists scurrying up and down the Spanish Steps in the rain. After two days of walking, a day spent “at home” in the shelter of our hotel would […]

Rome Nov 3, 2018 – Night

Saturday – The Pantheon The Pantheon, whose name means “Temple of All Gods”, was originally a Roman Temple, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD) . It was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD.  Hadrian did not order his own inscription on the Pantheon, but chose to keep the inscription […]

Rome Nov 3, 2018 – Day

Saturday Afternoon We really loved our hotel. The convenient rear entrance of the Royal Suite Trinità dei Monti allows for guests to enter and leave by the hotel’s gate on the Spanish Steps. ©2018 James R. Lannin, Jr. One of the best things at the Royal Suite Trinità dei Monti is the private gate on […]

Rome Nov 2, 2018

Thursday & Friday We left The Villages on the afternoon of November 1st. The Village Airport Van picked us up at our home and transported us to Orlando International Airport (MCO). From there we flew on JetBlue to Newark Liberty Airport (EWR). We played Scrabble and partook of pub food and drink while waiting for […]