Friday, February 04, 2005
To RomeWe left Riva at 6 a.m. As when we left for Venice, the morning was incredibly beautiful, with the sky navy blue, and everything smelling very fresh in the early morning dark. We rode most of the day, and got in Rome around 3 or 4 p.m. After we got checked in at our cool, four-star hotel with a very fancy bathroom and great food all week, we went on a mad-rush tour of several churches and saw the Coliseum after dark. It was beautiful. I got some great pictures. The sky behind it and through the arches was a deep blue, and the lights they had shining up on it and inside some of the arches were orangey, and it was very striking. Then we had a great dinner with a smashing dessert at the hotel, Hotel Universo, and Justin and I chilled at the hotel all evening instead of going out with everybody because we were exhausted.