the sorrento positano part of the trip that happened first is above, it ended in rome which will be below :)
Rome greets us with tears, great big rainstorms of them AND thunder, lightning , we are staying by Termini not where we stayed at the beginning of this trip, I’m at Hotel Italia and Kelly is at another hotel around the corner. Somehow I think we don’t need a taxi and let’s walk and find them. So with umbrella’s, suitcases and rain but joy in our hearts that we’re in Rome again we walk thru puddles up to my ankles, my suitcase is wet, backpack, so is Kelly’s plus the umbrella’s are going inside and out with the wind, yikes !
We find the hotels and agree to meet after checking in and changing into dry clothes, that was wishful thinking on my part because everything in the bag was wet! No matter, no choice, shoes are wet too so I opt for my wedge boots and am not really trusting them either on slippery cobblestones but they did okay and kept me dry. we have to eat soon but we need to get some culture first, where to get it I’m not sure yet so let’s just keep walking, the rain is way less now thankfully, ahhhh I spy culture !!! This place I have been wanting to get to since my first trip with the mom’s. Each time I’ve been by , it’s closed, today I see people around now --are they just taking photos of the courtyard or are they getting inside? I ask Kelly to check because I’m smoking. She comes back chipper it’s open !!! yahoo, prepare to be stunned I tell her.
It is the “Doria Pamphilj” here is a link on it:
I believe the first time I knew of it was finding it in my National Geographic book on Rome, a regret, not buying the audio guide but it was still was very good ! I am wondering if Julie has been here to see the Caravaggio?Edited: 16 November 2010, 21:09