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Adventure in Italy: Rome, Day 1


What a day. Tired and jet lagged and not caring one bit. Started the day with coffee in one of my favorite piazzas in the world, the Piazza Navona. Gazing at my favorite fountain, Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers, I had to pinch myself. Am I really in Rome? I spent time with Caravaggio’s Calling of St. Matthew, about the most perfect example that the Renaissance had ended and that there was a new movement called Baroque, which would leave its mark on the city in a big way. We ended the day with a Rex Segway tour of the city. What a joy and a hoot, zipping around town on the Segway while the amazing Leo filled us in on the layers of history! Life is good and art makes it better!