Two Churches – February 17, 2018 – Rome, Italy


By Tom Allin

We are still recovering from our London colds. Spending more time in our Rome
apartment than out exploring but we make an effort to go for short trips every day.
We decided this afternoon to pick up on Rick Steves’ Heart of Rome tour where we
left off the day before.

Shortly after we left our apartment we came across this small piece of street art.

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Piazza Navona – February 16, 2018 – Rome, Italy


By Tom Allin

Nancy in one of her late night searches found Rich Steves’ online tour walks of Italy.
She downloaded these to our iPhones, downloaded Goggle Maps where the tour was
taking us, and we layered up with clothes and stepped outside.

The first tour we began with was Heart of Rome. This was an easy tour to do since it
began less than five minutes from our front door.

First stop is Campo de’ Fiori. During daylight hours the square is a large market of
mostly fruits and vegetables. Of course, a different sale table caught my attention.

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Vatican City at Night – February 15, 2018 – Rome, Italy


We had a light lunch late this afternoon and we are hungry. So we bundled up: long
underwear top, shirt, sweater, leather jacket, and gloves for me and Nancy dressed

We walked to the end of our street or about five blocks. We then walked into a
small restaurant that had a single couple occupying an indoor table. We made a
mistake – we only ate here one more time! Our two meals at Osteria Le Streghie are
as good as it gets. And by the time we left this evening over half the tables were
occupied – we are early dinners and had arrived a few minutes after 8:00 pm.
Note: this photograph was taken in the late afternoon on our second visit, not our
first visit at night.

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