11 – 15 february

Current concerns: sticking to the weight limit for our luggage on the budget airline.

Albergo del Senato

Chosen because it is across from the Pantheon. After our location off the beaten path in Colmar, we decided to spend the extra money (it wasn’t that much extra in the off-season) and be in the middle of things. It’s impossible to be in the middle of everything in Rome, but this seemed to give us a fighting chance.


Bill likes each day planned out… from the time we get up until the time we collapse asleep.

Here is what we’ve got planned:

arrive late morning
hop on-hop off bus tour for overview
evening walk

morning – Vatican tour supposed to be especially for kids. Better be good for the price
afternoon – Colosseum and Forum (no set tour in advance, we’ll wing it)
evening – Pantheon

morning – Campus Martius (I found a guide who is a graduate of UNC. I won her over by letting her know that’s where Kaitlyn was born. As long as she doesn’t find out about Bill’s sister…)
afternoon – shopping
night – walk from Campo de Fiori to the Spanish Steps

morning – Villa Borghese. I will go to the Borghese Gallery while Bill and Kaitlyn check out the zoo or the boats for rent on the lake
afternoon – Catacombs of St Domitilla

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