Slept late and lingered longer so by the time we were ready to leave this morning, I was ready for a nap. Turned left from the apartment and saw an excavation site of Roman ruins just steps away. We took a nice leisurely walk along the Tiber River to Trastavere. Stepped into the medieval Church of St. Cecelia, a popular wedding venue. The next church stop was the Church of Santa Maria in Trastavere, one of the oldest churches in Rome. The columns and mosaic tiles for the floors were pillaged from Roman ruins. Gorgeous glowing-with-gold early medieval mosaics dating to the 8th to 10th Century glowed behind the altar and piped in Gregorian music added to the ambience.
Our afternoon was spent window shopping and sampling and buying too many dolci from Nonna Vincenza. Our picnic lunch was eaten on the Piazza Navona in front of my favorite river god fountain and eating our last gelato from Grom.
We hardly huffed and puffed as we made it up the mountain of stairs at the Spanish steps. Anne and I were so proud of our increased endurance! But I was sweltering as I reached the Church of the Trinita dei Monti and the guard made me cover my shoulders.
We had to spend our excess euros so we walked to Volpetti's for Parmigiana Reggiano where we had great fun sampling cheese, salami and more dolci. Then to Remo's for our last pizza where we had a great time with a couple from Alaska. Coffee and dolci tonight and more for tomorrow's breakfast. I hope we make the mile walk to the train station tomorrow! Arrivaderci Roma!