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Day 7: Sorrento to Rome

rain 65 °F

Hi all,

Today was a rainy travel day. I am sorry but this will be another boring post with no photos because there was really nothing to photograph (no good birds today).

The morning was devoted to catching the train to Naples and visiting the Naples Archaeological Museum, which stored many amazing artifacts from Pompeii that are too precious to have them exposed to the elements in the actual ruins. It was a very interesting place.

Then, after grabbing a quick bite to eat, we caught two trains, the second one being a super fast 100+ MPH train, to Rome. After quite a bit of a walk, we made it to our rental apartment and dragged our heavy luggage up four flights of steep stairs.

Whew! We checked into our room and then it was off to the Galleria Borghese via the city bus. The gallery was stunning; it was almost aesthetically confusing there was so much beautiful artwork and sculptures at which to look!

After a good amount of time there, we waited for a bus to take us to our dinner restaurant for an entire forty minutes and then finally hailed a cab. Upon arriving at the restaurant, we found that it was crowded with people and there was a huge line of Girl Scouts waiting to enter. We were desperate so we figured that any restaurant in Italy is fine so we headed into the one across the road.

It turned out to be a lovely, quiet meal, with my little sister (again) getting buttered up by the waiter.

Then, after a quick walk and a long hike up the stairs back to the apartment, we retired for the evening.

It was a tiring day and one of the less interesting days on out trip, but I suppose that these types of days are necessary in order to link more interesting ones together.

Again, I promise for a better post tomorrow!

World Life List: 714 Species (no life birds today)

Posted by skwclar 12:13 Archived in Italy

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Hi Henry. I bet you saw a lot of cardinals in Rome today. Even the gelato eating varieties.

by john griffin

Roma is beautiful, funny, tragic, and historical. Rain washes away the blood from the colliseum, and sweat on the gladiators. All roads lead there and the relics and people are wonderful. There is no bad food in Rome, just drivers. Take lots of photos of everything and watch your pockets.....

by Edward Vincent

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