Day Nine - Return to Roma
Last Long Train Ride
Empty Streets of Roma
on August 15
Snacks on Watermelon
on a Trevi Fountain Rock
Excited to be back on a train, we arose early and were soon heading
back down to Roma. When we arrived, it didn't take long to notice a
big difference this time around. The streets very very empty and quiet.
Most of the stores and shops were closed down. It was sort of eery and
also nice at the same time.
We walked to Hotel
Alpi, which was only a block or so from Montebello. Alpi was a very
good choice of hotels. Excellent location, amusing staff, cool, clean
rooms, and nice garden areas.
We thought this may be a good time to revisit some of the main attractions
and we were right. We did find small crowds of people at the Spanish
Steps and Trevi Fountian, but nothing compared to our first leg.
While we enjoyed the sites of Roma with less people, we were becoming
a little restless. We missed Venezia and the coast. Fai suggested we
plan a small trip for our final day in Italia. We looked at the train
map to see what was close by and I noticed Anzio
was only about an hour away and right on the coast. I went to an Internet
cafe to learn more and check the train schedules.
Good fortune was with us as trains traveled between Roma and Anzio
each hour and it appeared to be an ideal place to spend a day.
We managed to find a place open that served pizza and called it a night.