Roma in agosto
After our train ride to Rome, we walked about a quarter mile to our guest house. We unpacked our things and headed out for gelato and dinner. We went to a gelato place called Fatamorgana. It should be called ‘Fragola’morgana, because I don’t remember better strawberry ice-cream.
After that we went out in search of a gluten-free pizza restaurant that mom found on the internet. (Read more in my food entry.) I was really thirsty and couldn’t wait for pizza, but once I saw the Colosseum, I made the wait longer by choice because I wanted to walk up the street and see the Colosseum. It also took a long time because my parents wanted to take lots of pictures of me!
Visiting Rome in August also means a lot of places are closed because everyone goes on holiday, especially for ferragosto (mid-August), but it is kind of nice that everything is not so crowded. After walking through the Colosseo, we went to get lunch. I got chicken and potatoes, and some lettuce and tomatoes! (Read more in the food entry with my gluten-free pizza post).
After lunch, we went sightseeing in the Forum. We even saw what was Julius Caesar’s grave, but somebody stole his ashes and nobody knows where they are. Later, we stopped for gelato again at Fatamorgana. Usually people order two or three flavors, but I got ‘solo fragola’, which means just strawberry. We sat on some steps nearby to eat our gelato. Do you like my hat?