Visiting Rome Florence Venice

Visiting Rome Florence Venice

venice 1 Venice Grand CanalDay one Italy trip with Russ and Carol

This is a diary of our Italy trip with friends Russ and Carol. We will be visiting Rome, Florence and Venice everyday will be an adventure. Also we will give recommendations on things to see, places to eat and stay and travel tips we have learned while traveling thru Italy.  My wife and I have visited Italy many times and can’t wait to show our friends and all our readers Beautiful Italy!

Arrived at airport about three hours before our flight and used curb side check in luggage checked thru to Roma.  No lines at security our tickets were stamped TSA pre check this allows you to go thru a different security line.  After we found our departure gate we eat lunch and celebrated our upcoming trip. The girls enjoyed a couple glasses of wine we had beer I’ll have plenty of time to enjoy wine later.  In fact as I write this the stewardess is bringing wine before dinner.  Also they just passed out the dinner menu: Herb Roasted Chicken Piccata with Lemon Caper sauce, Creamy Polenta and Green Beans Burrata Agnoiotti in Classic Pomodoro with Tuscan Tomato and nut free pesto,Thai Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing. All sound great but I will order Chicken Piccata and my wife will order Burrata Agnoiotti in Classic Pomodoro.

Remember when flying drink plenty of water.

The flight to Charles Degaulle CDG was pleasant a few turbulent we landed a little early and had 90 min to catch our flight to Roma (Rome). You guessed it we landed as far away from our gate to Roma as we could plus we had to go thru security and customs. We made it with 20 min to spare the plane was full but a short 2 hours later we are landing in Roma 11:30 Roma time. Following the signs to luggage pickup was easy and our driver was right outside the door waiting for us. The drive to Roma was about 1 hour lots of traffic no rules just drive.  We are staying at  Starhotels Metropole Via Principe Amedo 3,Roma Italy 00185, PH 39-06-47741.  The hotel is fantasist! The rooms are very nice and very modern the bed is very comfortable I would definitely recommend it.  A bottle of Chianti was waiting in our room (I think this was part of the hotel package so if you book this hotel ask for a bottle of wine when checking in). The breakfast buffet is the best we have ever had too many items to mention. The bar is very comfortably friendly staff and snacks as soon as you sit down. Also in the evening they provide a small selection of meat, cheeses and breads including the most unusual “black bread” with spices olives roasted tomatoes very unusual and very good.

After checking in we unpacked and meet in the bar had a few drinks to celebrate our arrival in Italy!  We talked to the front desk and they provided a map and directions to near buy places of interest so we started walking. We walked to the Basilica di S Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri (Maria of the angels and the martyrdoms).

We ended the night at Vitesse Srls, 22 Via di Propaganda, 00187 Roma most had pizza I had Pork scallopno lemone very good.  Back to hotel for a good night sleep ready to go tomorrow

Visiting Rome Florence Venice
Pork Scallopini Lemone

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