Day in Roma

8 Jul

We saw much of Roma today from the seat of several buses and trams. Frankly, quite proud of ourselves, we took a bus and tram to Trastevere to visit the campus of John Cabot, a four year degree granting school, as well as another bus to Monte Mario, to visit Loyola University’s Rome Campus. Each are very different, but either will offer Benita a marvelous time abroad should she pick one for her junior year.

After our visits, we took another bus to Piazza di Spagna, the site of the Spanish Steps, and had a drink in the Hassler garden bar for very sentimental reasons. When I lived in Roma my junior year, my parents stayed at the Hassler when they came to visit. Then, when we returned for my parents 50th anniversary, it was the first place I took Len. Each time we have been here with Benita, we have gone to the garden bar, and one of our Christmas cards was a picture of us taken here.

The Hassler also has the only exact replica of the Naples statue of Romulus and Remus, but it has one slight defect to make it different from the original.

And who can resist photos of some of the great doorknobs in Roma…

 

 

So, from Roma, we head to Chicago tomorrow. This is truly arriverderci for now, but stay tuned!

Ciao, ciao!

Judy and Len

2 Responses to “Day in Roma”

  1. Paula July 8, 2011 at 2:11 PM #

    Safe travels back, Judy and Len! Loved your picture in the Hassler garden – we stayed
    there our last two nights in Rome and had stayed there our first trip in 2004. On Friday
    nights in the summer there is a concert at the bottom of the Spanish Steps, free and
    so much fun to people watch.
    Let’s hope Benita decides to take her junior year in Italy and make plans to spend
    some time there together.
    Paula

    Like

    • blogginginitaly July 8, 2011 at 2:51 PM #

      Paula,
      How I look forward to that trip! We’ll talk when I get back!
      xo

      Like

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