By the time I got back to the hotel last night my foot was really hurting and was quite blue! I decided that today we would do a private tour of the Ancient Monuments of Rome. So I booked with the car service the hotel uses.
They charge 35 euros per hour and drive you around in a comfy Mercedes – which looks a little incongruous in a city full of smart cars!
(I did investigate a tour company but the cost was 55 euros per person for 3 hours and in a group situation where I would have been the slowest and where I would feel uncomfortable about that)
We went to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, an area where they had chariot races, some churches, Capital Hill, impressive ruins, arches and statues.
We visited St Peter's Basilica which is incredibly beautiful and where they took pity on this poor woman hobbling with a walking stick and actually approached me and asked if I would like to go in the disabled access and up the elevator instead of climbing the steps! (yes, I did!)
We leave on the train for Florence tomorrow morning – we come back to Rome for a few days at the end of the trip and we will do museums, Vatican City and inside the Colosseum then.
I took many photos today but the camera has a memory flash card not an SD card and this computer only has a slot for SD cards!!