Day 1.  Our First Day in Rome 

As we had booked an early morning flight from London Heathrow, we decided to stay overnight at the London Hounslow Travelodge which was easily accessible from the Piccadilly Line.  We found a J.D. Wetherspoon pub nearby and took advantage of their Thursday evening curry night specials before returning to our room for a few hours sleep. It …

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Day 4.  Gianicolo and Trastevere, Rome

On our final morning in Rome we started the day with a visit to the Gianicolo Hill viewpoint, one of the highest hills in Rome.  It's located above the Vatican and Trastevere districts to the west of the Tiber.  Our phone map suggested taking the train to S. Pietro station and following a path from …

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