We arrived in Rome at noon on a fast train from Napoli that was only 6 minutes late, hurray! So much for lowered expectations...
The closer we walked to our hotel, the bigger and more elaborate the houses got.
The park is really beautiful with lots of palms, pine trees and the occasional obelisk.
day before in Herculaneum.
Having a seat
Clouds had gathered over the city and gave the scenery a dramatic look as we walked over to the Owl House - la Casina delle Civette.
You can concentrate on each of the three elements separately - the swallows, the cloudy sky, the branches - and find new beauty every time.
Our last stop, the Casino dei Principi.
The rest of the building showed paintings by Oppo.
We hurried back to the hotel through the light rain and spent the rest of the evening relaxing in our room so that we would be fresh for the next day.