Night location: Rome, Italy
Song of the Day: So many Nights - The Cat Empire
Mumisode of the Day: Demonstrating her gelato licking technique in a restaurant in Rome. Twice!
Yesterday was the most spectacular day! After breakfast we were advised by the hotel manager to make our way down the Via Krupp to the Marina Piccola for a swim in the best local beach on the island. The walk down was breathtaking. We took some fantastic photos, however nothing can truly capture the scenery of this place. The beach itself was cluttered with locals lying on the white pebbles that was the beach. The marina was surrounded by incredible cliff faces dotted with the villas of many famous people including one far out on the cliff that was Sophia Loren's house. Words fail to describe the colour of the water. Gemma and Amber were delighted and swam for most of the day. From the top, the water does not look very deep. We were mistaken frequently into thinking that we could almost touch the rocks below, only to realize that they were several metres down! Gemma, Amber and David swam to one side of the marina and enjoyed a private pebbly beach. An unforgettable day!
We spent the day traveling to Rome via Naples. We got up early to ensure that we beat the tourist crush and this technique proved very successful. Naples was an interesting city. We stowed our luggage at the central railway station and went via the metro to the National Archaeolgica Museum. The streets were littered with beer bottles and other various pieces of rubbish, we suspect as a result of the soccer match with Milan last night. The museum was quite interesting with mosaics, frescoes, coins, art and other assorted items found in Pompeii. We only spent an hour in the museum so as to ensure that we did not miss our train to Rome.
After boarding the train, we enjoyed our own cabin for the two hour ride to Rome. We caught a taxi to our spectacular apartment that is right in the heart of Rome, close to the Spanish Steps!
Tomorrow we are off to the Colosseum! We are all simply loving Rome!