Positano to Rome

The morning arrived where our beautiful time in Positano had come to an end.  The experience was so unforgettable that we weren't quite sure if the rest of our honeymoon would be as extraordinary.  We took as many mental and physical photographs as possible, and said goodbye for now.  We will be back someday.

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positano italy
 We boarded a boat to Salerno, which stopped in Amalfi (again, sit on the left side of the boat for the best views.)

We boarded a boat to Salerno, which stopped in Amalfi (again, sit on the left side of the boat for the best views.)

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 Lonely house on the cliff

Lonely house on the cliff

 Our last view of the Italian coast (Salerno.)

Our last view of the Italian coast (Salerno.)

 The Salerno Railway Station, built  in 1866.

The Salerno Railway Station, built  in 1866.

 The high-speed train from Salerno to Rome.  In our booth, we met a very nice elderly man from a small town outside of Rome.  He was one of the few people we met who didn't speak English.  However, with our little knowledge of Spanish words that were similar to Italian, and many hand gestures, we were able to hold a meaningful conversation that made that time go by fast. He told us about the must-see sights in Rome, where to find food, how to get to the Colosseum, and about his hometown.  It was so nice to meet someone who was genuinely kind towards tourists.

The high-speed train from Salerno to Rome.  In our booth, we met a very nice elderly man from a small town outside of Rome.  He was one of the few people we met who didn't speak English.  However, with our little knowledge of Spanish words that were similar to Italian, and many hand gestures, we were able to hold a meaningful conversation that made that time go by fast. He told us about the must-see sights in Rome, where to find food, how to get to the Colosseum, and about his hometown.  It was so nice to meet someone who was genuinely kind towards tourists.

 After we dropped our luggage off at the hotel, we made our way around the streets of Rome.  Of course, this was our first stop...pizza!

After we dropped our luggage off at the hotel, we made our way around the streets of Rome.  Of course, this was our first stop...pizza!

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 We started with the Heart of Rome walk.  This is the Piazza Navona.

We started with the Heart of Rome walk.  This is the Piazza Navona.

 The Pantheon

The Pantheon

 Inside the Pantheon (very crowded, but free)

Inside the Pantheon (very crowded, but free)

 The Pantheon

The Pantheon

 The Pantheon

The Pantheon

 The Pantheon

The Pantheon

 Piazza di Monte Citorio

Piazza di Monte Citorio

 Not part of the Heart of Rome walk, but just a slight detour.  Giolitti's has delicious gelato (large serving sizes at prices that are hard to beat!)

Not part of the Heart of Rome walk, but just a slight detour.  Giolitti's has delicious gelato (large serving sizes at prices that are hard to beat!)

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giolitti rome italy
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 Back to the walk...Piazza Colonna

Back to the walk...Piazza Colonna

 Altare Della Patria

Altare Della Patria

 Altare Della Patria

Altare Della Patria

 Altare Della Patria

Altare Della Patria

 Altare Della Patria

Altare Della Patria

 Altare Della Patria

Altare Della Patria

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 Fontana di Trevi

Fontana di Trevi

 Fontana di Trevi

Fontana di Trevi

 The Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps

 Piazza di Spagna

Piazza di Spagna

 Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo

 Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo

 We finished the walk just in time to grab these drinks, relax, and watch the sunset.

We finished the walk just in time to grab these drinks, relax, and watch the sunset.

 Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo

 We still had some daylight left, so we continued walking and touring the city by foot.

We still had some daylight left, so we continued walking and touring the city by foot.

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 Corte Suprema di Cassazione

Corte Suprema di Cassazione

 Castel Sant'Angelo

Castel Sant'Angelo

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 Campo de Fiori; we stumbled upon this town square by chance.  Good live music at night and several options for food/drinks.

Campo de Fiori; we stumbled upon this town square by chance.  Good live music at night and several options for food/drinks.

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 Exhausted and hungry, we ended the night with pasta and pizza :)  Carb loading for another day of sightseeing tomorrow.  Rome is easily one of those cities where you want to make sure and bring your walking shoes!

Exhausted and hungry, we ended the night with pasta and pizza :)  Carb loading for another day of sightseeing tomorrow.  Rome is easily one of those cities where you want to make sure and bring your walking shoes!