A guided tour of Rome this morning. The weather was a little schizophrenic with alternating sun and showers. Whenever it rains in Italy a small fleet of young men suddenly appear selling brollies for €5 so my clients can stay dry if they’ve forgotten protection.
Our guide this morning was Monica and she was excellent. I had a little chat with her during coffee break – she told us that the Coliseum was held together with ‘Semen’ so I helped her pronounce ‘Cement’ for future tours. Probably just as well!
Today was Election Day in Italy. Not that the many tourists in central Rome appeared to notice. Electing a Prime Minister in Italy is a rather lengthy and complicated process. They’ll know the results for the political parties tonight, but selecting a Prime Minister involves negotiations and alliances can take months.
I’ve put a gallery of photos below of our walking tour of Rome. It doesn’t matter how many times you have seen it – the place is astonishing every time.