On our second day in Rome we left our tiny cramped room in the city and did some sight seeing. We bought our Roma Passes, hopped on the subway, and zipped off to the Colosseum. We did our guided tour with our Rick Steves audio guides, of course.
Next we grabbed a couple slices of pizza and ate on the steps by a fountain near the Pantheon. We went inside an had a look around, once again, Rick Steves free audio tour.
We had a cute little seating area and a balcony with chairs and a table. And the bathroom was huge. I had my own little makeup stool and area, so no fighting for the mirror.
We freshened up, had a few glasses of champagne and snacks in the complimentary lounge and then took the shuttle into town. You could rent a Ferrari from the hotel and zip around town. We were more comfortable with the shuttle.
We went for a romantic stroll to the Spanish Steps, pretty much just wandered around and did the Rick Steves night walk in our Rome tour book.
We had a long wait at the taxi stand to get back to the hotel, which was annoying because we were super tired and spent half the night stroll lost, but when we returned to our room we found a chilled bottle of champagne waiting for us. I had mentioned we were celebrating our second wedding anniversary months ago when we were making our room reservation and they remembered.
So we put on our fuzzy robes, slippers (isn't it funny that they put out little mats by the bed when they did the turn down service? I do hate letting my bare feet touch hotel carpet, it's like my pet peeves were totally catered to.), grabbed our pillow chocolates and our bottle of champagne and sat on the patio and watched all the people roll in for the night in their Ferraris.