Lessons From Rome – Part 1

1) No matter how well you think you have taken precautions to safeguard your valuables, a good pickpocket can still lighten your load.  We are now down one smartphone.  It made for a grumpy start to a day.

2) The Colosseum at night is just as beautiful and impressive as I hoped it might be.  It was a magical walk after dinner.


3) Italian drivers are a little crazy … seriously. We picked up a rental car today. It was a harrowing experience. They are aggressive, impatient and have an each-man-for-himself kind of attitude. I thought Toronto driving was a bit wild, but I’ve now decided we are really tame and polite in comparison.

4) I’m tired of pasta and pizza already.  Ok – I admit, it’s never been a huge favourite of mine to begin with.  Wine, on the other hand, is just fine.  More, please.

5) Paying for a good tour guide is worth every Euro!  I can’t imagine trying to navigate the Vatican without one.

6) Even off-season in Rome is crowded.  I don’t want to imagine what high season looks like.


Spanish Stairs

7) Rainy days could not dampen our spirits. Rome in the rain is still magnificent.

About Joanne Sisco

Retired but not idle. Life is an adventure - I plan to continue to embrace it.
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One Response to Lessons From Rome – Part 1

  1. Su Leslie says:

    Oh, not a good start. Hope the rest of your trip is low-stress, adventure-ful and fun, fun, fun!!!


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