I hate to disappoint everyone but I only walked 15 miles on Thursday. I wonder if the pedometer is reading the steps correctly. It's hard to believe I am walking all this distance. One thing that may be throwing off the pace is the cobblestne streets. The irregular streets cause you to adjust your steps.
On Thursday I started my day at La Tazza d' Oro which is a famous coffee bar near the Pantheon. I had a cappucino which was pretty good but. Personally I like a macchiato better because it is like a cappuciono but with a lot less milk.
I have to say that no matter what "bar" you pop into the espreso is fantastic. The flavor is so rich and delicious. Could it be the water? The price is right also. You can usually get an espresso shot for about 80 cents. Cappucinos are slightly more. I was thinking about buying some coffee at La Tazza d'Oro to take home, but it's never as good when you make it yourself!
From the Pantheon I walked to the Campo de' Fiore to see the market and walk the streets in daylight. I have only been here at night before now. It's funny how each neighborhood changes character by day and night.
After having a disappointing lunch at Da Sergio, I wandered to the Vittorio Emanuelle Monument to get some photos and climb the steps for a birds eye view of old Rome. The monument is massive!
It was also a beautiful day with clear blue skies and so photo opportunities where prime!
From the Vittoria I walked around the back and a few blocks away to see the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin and the Bocca della Verita. It is said that if you lie while you stick your hand in the mouth of the Bocca della Verita it will bite off your hand. I didn't dare stick my hand inside, besides there were about a thousand Japanese tourists here waiting in line and taking photos.
From here my walk continued with a walk along the Circo Massimo and on to the Colloseum. I didn't go inside the Colloseum because I did that last time I was in Rome. It is just a fun to watch the tourists outside and the faux gladiators who charge you for a photo with them.
I am sorry to say that after the Coloseum I was sort of tired and walked back to my hotel for a short nap befor dinner.
I did stop for a small "riso" gelato at Giolitti on my way to the hotel!