7:00 am – After travelling 31 hours, we finally touch down at Rome’s Fuimicino Airport. We are met by Maximillian who takes us to our hotel.
8:00 am – We check in and Rina, the concierge, gives us some suggestions for day trips and tours we can take. She mentions that the room may be ready at half past ten but I am praying we can get it sooner. I am craving for a good shower and a good nap.
Luckily, the room is ready!
1:30 pm – The nap turns into a long deep sleep and by this time I am well rested and ready to explore. The angles must be smiling down on us as we are blessed with really beautiful weather which is perfect for just taking in the sights and lazing around. I am guessing that everyone must be feeling the same way which is why everywhere we go – there are hundreds of people.
4:00 pm – I am starving now. Looking for a place to grab a quick bite. We head to the Pantheon but don’t even bother taking a photo. We are hunting down Cafe Sant’ Eustachio (http://www.santeustachioilcaffe.it/) in the Piazza with the same name nearby. We were told that the best coffee in Rome can be found here. We brave the lines and are rewarded with two cups of Rome’s best cappuccino which we leisurely sip on chairs outside the Cafe.
Across is a fast food pizza joint where we grab something to eat. We order two ham, cheese and mushroom and basil pizzas. This pizza is probably the cheapest food option in Rome. A bargain at 5 euros including two bottles of water and enough to fill us up until dinner time.
7:30 pm – We are told that this is early for dinner in Rome but we have been looking forward to this meal the whole day. The restaurant we’ve choosen for tonight is called Colline Emiliane. I am told this family run restaurant makes the best pasta in all of Rome and serves cuisine from Emilia Romanga.
9:00 pm – Time for bed. It’s been a very long two days of travelling and touring and I’m beat. Tired but very content after a great meal at the restaurant. If our meal at Colline Emiliane is any indication of how well we are going to eat in Italy – then we are on the right track for a Perfect Roman Holiday!