Saturday, October 19, 2013

Anniversary Tour Day 14

This is really the last day of our tour, as tomorrow we fly home. We docked at the cruise port of Civitavecchia, and took the City Centre Tour offered by Celebrity. The port is about 1.5 hours driving time from Rome and with baggage, not speaking the language, and not quite sure where exactly we were going, we thought it was the best option. You boarded a bus along with our luggage for a tour that included the Vatican, the Colosseum and dropped you at the train station in Rome. It actually worked out really well as at both the Vatican and the Colosseum we had a private guide and were able to skip the lines at both places which was great as the lines to get in were huge.


We then took a taxi from the train station to our hotel, relaxed for a bit, then headed out to the city on our own by foot. The Hotel was well located, within walking distance of the major attractions. I really just wanted to see Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, but we ended up seeing so much more. You can wander and wander, meandering through this street, to that street, turning on this corner and when you least expect it, you come across another historical site. It was really quite remarkable, how much is located within a relatively small radius. 


We toured for about 4 hours, stopped and had a few cold ones, then headed back to the hotel. Rested up for a bit, then out again for dinner.  It would have been nice to have another few days in Rome as there really was a great deal to see, alas, we booked a charter flight and didn’t have that option. Maybe it worked out perfect, as Dear Hubby today, stated that he was definitely “Churched Out”.

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