Escape from Rome
Driving in Italy
The streets of Rome are nearly empty with most Romans on holidays and tomorrow (Wed) a national holiday. It’s a perfect time to begin driving in Rome.. Today we picked up our little Fiat and drove to Tivoli 45 km SE of Rome to visit Vila d’Este with 100’s of fountains in a beautiful ancient royal place. Driving in Italy and especially Rome with the little GPS is amazing. Tiny village streets and complicated Rome round-abouts seem to be made easy. Exiting Rome was a learning experience but we soon got the hang of it. Arriving in Tivoli we were on narrow cobble stone roads only wide enough for one car going through streets that I’m not sure we would have considered passable but “George” the GPS’s new name in honor of our Greek captain navigated us with ease. Pictured above is Frank our car rental friend. Arriving in Tivoli we had lunch in the town’s finest restaurant and what turned out to be the finest price.. ouch!
.The fountains were wonderful for a warm Italian afternoon. All flow from underground streams and are ice cold. The entire estate was cool and refreshing.
..The grand Organ fountain below was finished in 1568.
.Left a shot of the narrow streets of Tivoli Frankie took from the back seat when the camera had room to be out the window.
.It was our last night in Rome and with the car we were able do some walking near the Vatican.
<Near by bridge
St. Peter Basilica at night>
There’s to Rome and to our return in the future.
We say goodbye to our special friends Murril & Allison as we head for Calabria and they fly back to the US tomorrow. Thank you Al for making this all happen. We love you…
Nex Update Calabria…
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