Friday, November 16, 2007
Last post until Sunday................
Vladimiro's,Amazing dinner,all of us with our favorite waiter Giorgio
This will probably be our last post until we return on Sunday unless we can get a connection at one of the 4 airports we hit on the way back. Last night was Leslie's birthday so we went to one of the nicer restaurants on the strip where our hotel was. We had a very nice dinner with a cute little singer named Luciano
Povoriti. He had a great voice and kept us entertained for a couple of hours. Then came back to our hotel and looked over all the pictures with Steve&Leslie. By the way thanks Steve&Leslie for a great time in Sweden and Rome you made our trip an amazing one. I for one still have not adjusted to the time and I don't think I will before we leave. I can't go to sleep until around 3:00 or 4:00 am and then I don't want to get up in the morning. none the less I am sure I will be back on schedule when we return home. The weather was horrible again today so was the traffic. We decided to take the tour bus again to see all the things we missed yesterday. Did not happen.......it took us almost 1 1/2 hours on the bus just to get back to the Vatican. So, by the time we arrived the Sistine Chapel was closed for the day. Needless to say it was the one thing I really wanted to do in Rome. I know think that the best way to see everything is an organized tour. We could go tomorrow again on the bus but the weather is suppose to be bad again and it would take another 38 euro(1 1/2$=1 Euro).So today we were able to see the Trevi Fountain, it was insanely busy and the Vatican museum,Castle St. Angelo. We unfortunately will not make it to Florence, the forecast has been snow for the past 2 days.Dinner tonight????? We had read in the tour book that Harry's on Via Vineto was a top 10. DO NOT GO TO HARRY"S! We tried however they were extremely rude. We walked up and were cut off by the host who asked if we were there for dinner we said yes and he looked us up and down and replied "oh we are very busy". Busy my foot!!!!!!!We arrived well before the dinner hour and the place was empty. Well I have to say it was a good thing we didn't we heard how bad the food is. We came back to our hotel and asked the gentleman at the front desk for a recommendation. He promptly sent us over to Vladimiro's on Via Aurora and told us not to go any where on the main strip. We walked in and to tell you the truth I wanted to walk out but I was vetoed. Thank Goodness! It was the best meal we have eaten thus far and probably the least expensive. They start by bringing bread and bruschetta (yum my fav) The whole meal was amazing I think Brian and I will return tomorrow for our last dinner.Steve and Leslie are headed home in the morning so I think we are going to give up on seeing any more touristy sites unless it is sunny and just hang out around our area like villa borghese and what not.Can't wait until we see our bambino's. Until Sunday,