travels, photos, and family
This was a travel day from Sorrento to Rome today. We rode the cranky, slow, Circumvesuviano train to Naples and then enjoyed a 21st century rail experience on the Italo train to Rome. The new rail station looks and feels like an airport.
A taxi took us to our new hotel, the Hotel Italia. (If change is good for the brain, we are increasing our IQs a whole lot right now!) After a siesta, we looked for supper and found a prix fixe dinner near the Trevi Fountain. The crowds were thinner today, but they had part of it blocked off… we tossed in our coins anyway so that we could someday return to the Eternal City.
We wandered over to the Piazza Navone, which was originally an oval track for chariot races. Today it is popular area for dining, strolling, and enjoying the Dolce Vita. It has three tremendous fountains by Bernini that we admired while having our second dessert of the evening. (No, I do not regret the indulgence!)