Monday, August 18, 2008

A Day Getting to Rome

Saturday 16 August
Last night we went back to the Il Granaio Pizzeria where Leigh and I had the grilled pork bits and salad and Terry and Dallas had beef and mushrooms all washed down with a Chianti.

This morning it was very difficult to leave Comboliolo, our villa near Radicondoli. After farewelling Graziano we headed south towards Grossetto and ono Rome via the coast road. It was a faily straight forward trip and we managed to see NZ female cyclist win her pursuit heat on tv at a roadside cafe. We also heard of the successes of Evers Swindells, Twaddle, Drysberg, Roulston and Vili as well as keep updated with the All Black score via Meg's texts.

We were disappointed to find the rental carpark at Rome airport so easily, thanks mainly to directions from We then trained into Rome and taxied to our neat Bed and Breakfast in Via Lucculo where Maria, our host cannot speak English! It is a neat apartment with a neat cage escalator.

We immediately headed off to the Information Centre then headed down Via Nazionale for a couple of beers in an Irish Pub! We then walked around the Roman Forum and Colloseum at sunset before a meal of spaghetti for me, veal for Terry, gnocchi for Leigh and Ravioli for Dallas.

We've just got back and are ready to crash, but it is almost too hot to sleep.

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