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Final Friday Night in Roma


It is our final night in Roma and it will be hard to leave tomorrow. Yesterday we saw the Munch exibit and it was extremely good. I never appreciated the variety of work that he did... the funny thing was that his most famous piece was not there... The Scream... I guess they would not let it go. But it does focus your attention on all his other work.

Today we started off by going to the Castel Sant Angelo. They were closing for a strike, but we got there in time and it was free admission, too. The views were amazing. It was perfectly clear, warm and sunny, but thankfully with a breeze. After touring St. Peter's and paying our respects to John Paul II, we sought out Dino and Tony's, which was recommended (by I can not remember who) on the Slow Travel message board. The information desk at St. Peter's looked it up for us and gave us the address and I am so glad we asked about it. We had an amazing lunch. The mixed antipasti was the best I have ever had. The entertainment during lunch was that a woman parked right in front of the restaurant wanted leave and was blocked in by someone who had double parked. She ranted and raved and honked her horn for about 15 minutes and when the guy finally came out, she gave him a major piece of her mind. I thought for a minute there that she might haul off and hit him. But she drove away.

Tonight after dinner we stumbled into a classic race car parade coming from Piazza Navona. Our friend Rob would have loved to have seen this! There were so many amazing cars... Mercedes Gold Wings, Fiat, Porche, Jaguar and many we had never seen before. I attempted to catch it on video. So, Rob, you will have to view it for us and let us know what they all were.

A little fashion report for those that are interested... beige is really in right now, I am seeing all the women wearing cute fitted short blazers in light fabrics. White is everywhere, despite the fact that it is still before Memorial Day (which obviously does not apply here in Italy). Long dangly earrings and rhinestones are big also. Not so many pointy high heels, but that could be because everyone is wearing sandals. Once I get to Milan, I should have more to report.

We are off to Tuscany tomorrow, ciao for now!

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