Compared to a lot of other days - this was an easy day in Rome. We have a tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Forum today. We meet just around the corner from our apartment at the Tour Office at 10:45am. The Colosseum is only a few blocks away. I am using an ear piece with the radio that is a tiny speaker with a tiny cord that fits over the back of your ear. Not in your ear like an ear bud - which always falls out of my ears. Not like headphones that fit tightly over your ears which cause earaches for me - this was perfect. The tour is supposed to be 3 hours which means lunch will be late - sometime after 1:45pm. We first went up to the second level which meant climbing tall,
uneven steps up 3 levels. My entire body complained but I made it.
So that was my experience in Rome - we went back to the restaurant next to our apartment for a late lunch - the tour actually ended at 2:30 so it was fashionably late. Then home to pack for our trip to Amsterdam tomorrow.