April 28

I arrived at the Rome Termini train station at 3:30 and took a taxi to the address I had for the convent I would be staying in during my time in Rome. The street was via Settembre 20 and I had the taxi driver drop me off at number 3, only to realize that the correct address was actually 68. So my walking exercise started out earlier than I had expected, as it was about a mile with my luggage backtracking to number 68.

The sisters at the convent only spoke Italian, so it is good that I can speak and understand enough to have a conversation. My accommodations are much different from the hotel I had in Siena, but the place is clean, safe and includes breakfast. The gardens look very pretty although I didn’t explore them too much as I wanted to unpack and walk around in Rome some more.


I went to Trevi Fountain, and no matter how many times I have seen it, I love it. It is always very crowded and everyone seems very happy. Of course I tossed a coin over my left shoulder, keeping up the tradition that ensures I will return. I got caught up in la passeggiata on via del Corso, one of the busiest streets in Rome. I found my way to the Pantheon and had a nice dinner there while enjoying the busy atmosphere.


I like being in the city, but it is a little of a culture shock after all those small towns in Tuscany and Umbria. Many more Americans are here and I hear English spoken everywhere. More tomorrow.


About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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1 Response to Rome

  1. Bonnie D says:

    I think Florida is the opposite. In small towns you hear English, in the larger cities you hear every language in the world.


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