Buon giorni o!
We are happy to report that we arrived safely in Rome this morning. After a long 8 1/2 hour flight, we had a car waiting for us at the airport to take us to our hotel. (It was a fast ride - 150 km at one point!) It is quite warm here, but our hotel room is air-conditioned. After we got settled, we went for a walk around the neighbourhood: Campo di Fiori, Piazza Navonna, the Pantheon. Also had our first taste of gelato (very refreshing on a hot day) and some pizza to keep us going until suppertime. We have plans to go out for dinner this evening fashionably late - Italians don't eat until after 8:00 - at a restaurant close by recommended by our hotel. It will be our anniversary celebration. We will see if we can post some pictures soon.