We checked into the St. Regis and were shown to our room with an "external" view. That meant you could see across the street to the next building. The room is the smallest of all the places we've been but it does have bathrobes and slippers and a great shower in a small bathroom.
Once we got settled we decided to go explore. We walked outside and then realized we had no idea how we would ever find our way back so I went back inside and got a map. We started a walk the concierge recommended but we knew we were going to have to stop to eat. All we had so far today was a leftover beer from the night before and some weight watcher snacks that we still had from home while we were packing. We walked as far as Piazza de Spagna and the Spanish Steps.
Looking down the steps.
Then it was time for Happy Hour, which became dinner.
Lots of piazzas
Great entertainment at the market.
A neigborhood church
Taken from Palantine Hill
The Roman Forum
Crowds line up for tickets to the Vatican Museum. Fortunately we bought ours online.
We went to the Vatican Museum, St Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel
The Pietà by Michelangelo
Fresh water is available from fountains all over the city
We went to the Jewish Ghetto
Piazza Venezia (next 2 pictures)
Our trip came to an end on June 26th. I watched 4 movies on the way home: Quartet, Parental Guidance - my favorite because it was so funny and I was laughing out loud on the plane, Side Effects and I Don't Know How She Does It. When we reached JFK we were told that our flight to Rochester was cancelled and we had to wait until the next day to fly home out of LaGuardia. So much for the most perfect trip, but that was the only problem we had.