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Rome

May 22nd, 2007 by alephnaught

Return to Chicago

We got up early and had a room service breakfast; the busboy brought in the breakfast on a cart while Aviva was in her nightie – whoops! We’re both tired and sore from all the walking and traveling. There’s an air controllers strike scheduled for today at 10AM and we leave at 9:25AM – I […]

Florence and our return to Rome

May 21st, 2007 by alephnaught

Florence and our return to Rome

Today we had no plans – our train leaves at at around 5PM so we can walk around as we want for a few hours. We decided to go to the Palazzo Vechio, the old palace of the Medici and the seat of the city government. But, on the way, we bought yet another ceramic […]

Rome – Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto

May 14th, 2007 by alephnaught

Rome – Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto

I slept through the entire night without getting up – quite a feat anymore. We grabbed breakfast and a shower and headed out – this is our last day in Roma and we’re heading to Trastevere and the old Jewish Ghetto. We took a cab over to Villa Farnesina. The frescoes are amazing. We stopped […]

Rome

May 13th, 2007 by alephnaught

Rome

Its Mothers Day in Rome; more importantly, its Aviva’s birthday (her second birthday celebrated overseas I might add). Aviva almost slept through the alarm clock. We’re waiting a bit to have breakfast because, well, things just don’t run on time in Italy generally. So we went down and ate – one of the proprietors came […]

Rome

May 12th, 2007 by alephnaught

Rome

Aviva woke up early, really early (like 4AM), so I woke up early too. We got organized, which is always a nice thing. I realized I forgot the special cable for my new camera (I knew I’d do that), and I couldn’t get the zip USB cable to work with Aviva’s camera (funny, it powers […]

Departure for Rome

May 11th, 2007 by alephnaught

Departure for Rome

We bought the tickets and used miles for upgrades back when I had Platinum status with Northwest Airlines. Unfortunately, we had to fly through Detroit and Paris to reach Rome, but at least we have business class seats except for the jog between Paris and Rome. Our flight from Chicago left on time, we got […]

From Roma to Assisi

October 8th, 2003 by alephnaught

From Roma to Assisi

We woke up to the alarm at 7A (Aviva didn’t sleep through the night but I made it most of the way). We ate, showered, checked out of the hotel and grabbed a cab to the rental agency. And we had another crazy ride right across Rome! We got to the car rental place and […]

One day in Roma

October 7th, 2003 by alephnaught

One day in Roma

We had a two hour layover in Amsterdam, so we went on a hunt for Shiseido under-eye cream – we found it in a perfume store in the airport (Schipol is an amazing shopping experience for an airport). We arrived on time in Rome; I waited at baggage carousel 10 for over 1/2 hour before […]

October 6th, 2003 by alephnaught

Arrival in Roma

I’m really looking forward to this vacation – work has been hard recently (but also rewarding to me) and taking a break now is a good thing I think. As usual, I’m bringing some books along, as I love to read while on vacation: Angels & Demons A Portrait of the Artist as a Young […]

March 31st, 2000 by alephnaught

Churches, churches, churches

We saw Benini’s greatest sculptures, a church designed by Michelangelo to match the ruins of Domician’s bathes, which the church adjoins, etc., etc. For my benefit we went to the Museo Napoleon; he spent a few years fighting in northern Italia and installed his son as the King of Roma. Our feet hurt, but we […]

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