Day 23 – Thursday 30 June 1994 – Roma!

Slept for a few hours (due to XXXX), was awake for a few hours then slept for a few hours.  Got up early.  Out of our room by 7.30.  Had a coffee on XXXX around and then drove to Roma.  Orvieto very nice, especially in the sunshine this morning.  Short trip to Roma.

Heavy traffic just outside, then fine.  Stopped, got some money and a map and phoned around for accommodation.  Found some.  Very hot. 35 dec C at 1.00pm. Drove to accommodation and found a car park with no problems.  Very nice.  We are staying just off Piazza Navona!

Piazza Navona, Roma
Piazza Navona, Roma

Walked and walked.  Saw the Pantheon.

Pantheon, Roma
Monument of Victor Emmanuel II, Roma

Met two American ladies.  Had dinner at Insalata Ricci.  Excellent salad and Riso Pesto and another bottle of wine.  So warm outside, perspiration running down my forehead.  Walked and walked afterwards.  Pooped and hot.  Heaps of people about.  Lots happening in Piazza Navona.

Spanish Steps, Roma
Looking down from the Spanish Steps, Roma
Looking down from the Spanish Steps, Roma

Day 24 – Friday 1 July 1994 – Vatican City!