Well, the limoncello got the best of Erin.
Our Colosseum tickets got us in to the Palitino and the Roman Forum. This area was a nice contrast to the frenzied pace of the rest of the city — olive tree-lined paths and fresh drinking water gurgling out of ancient fountains.
From there, the Capitol building was a short walk. The steps to the top put the Spanish steps to shame!
At the top, Erin poked her head through a ramshackle, wooden door, to discover this:
We headed back to Trastevere by way of Isola Tiberina, the world’s smallest inhabited island, crossing Rome’s oldest standing bridge, the Ponte Fabricio.
We wrapped up the evening with another delicioso dinner in the hood. This time at a more respectable hour.