We were up and showered before grabbing a lovely "Italian" breakfast of a croissant, OJ & coffee at our hotel in Pisa. Thinking it best to be earlier at the train station to buy our ticket to Rome, we headed down there straight after. Seeing a ticket machine with English translation & not wanting to rely too much on my primary school level Italian language knowledge, we managed to buy the tickets without too much hassle.
Seeing as we had a couple of hours to kill, we headed to our favourite free internet haunt, The Golden Arches! After ordering a tiramisu shake, we discovered our first McDonalds without wireless. w***! What were we going to do now? We might have to actually talk to each other! Fear not, my Kindle saved the day & I persevered with the "Twilight" phenomenon & Dan read the old fashioned way!
Finally we boarded for our first daytime cross country train. The day was chilly but the sun was out which made the journey quite lovely. The scenery along the way was magnificent, varied from farmland to nice little coastal towns with gorgeous ocean views. Every time we went past a train heading in the opposite direction it made a mighty big bang, that made us jump each time. The trip took just under four hours and we were both quite tired when we arrived in Rome, so decided to head straight for the accommodation. We have a lovely room with all the mod cons. We were also very excited to see a DVD player as well but as luck would have it, not working.
After setting in, we ventured out for a roam around Rome. Looks like it is going to be a wonderful place to tour around. After filling up on a cheap meal of kebabs or "kebaps" as they are called here, we decided an early night might be in order so we can make the most of tomorrow. Thinking about heading to the Colosseum or maybe doing our favourite free walking tour.