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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Last day in Rome

Monday, the last day in Rome, included a change of hotels.  The included breakfast at the Bolivar let us get a great view of roofs of Rome from the breakfast room.
In the morning, we strolled up via Nazionale, noting the city buses decked with flags, indicating, from my memories 40 years back, either a holiday or a state visit.  I was expecting it to be the latter, looking for clues around the Quirinale, but from what I later understood it was Europe Day.

We went to the show about Correggio and Parmigianino at the Scuderie del Quirinale, interesting, about our only look at art on this trip, and also liked the city views that we got.

We were approaching check-out time at the Bolivar, and got them to call a taxi for our next hotel, the Indigo St. George.  That taxi came and took us to the neighborhood of the school where Margaret and I first met.

Our room was available for an early check-in.  This was a free night for having the affiliated credit card; staff were friendly, and the rooms had fun decorations, ours with the old-style Fiat 500.

Within minutes of settling in, there was a knock on the door and a lady brought us a bottle of Prosecco, because in filling out our preferences online before our arrival, I said the occasion was our anniversary (hey, close enough to the date).

We had our look at the two locations of the school; here is the first.

And we had our final Roman meal at La Carbonara on Campo de' Fiori: generally good Roman dishes, although the place may have declined some.  Then follows Piazza Navona.

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