Tivoli

Last week I went to a small village outside of Rome called Tivoli.  Tivoli is home to many beautiful villas, including Villa D’Este, Villa Adriana, and Villa Gregoriana.  Note to self: if taking a day trip to visit a place that has admission, make sure it is open the day you go.

I took a rural bus from the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, to a bus from Palombara Sabina to Tivoli, and then a bus from the Tivoli station to the middle of the town, only to find out that everything I was there to see was closed.  So instead, I walked around, saw the cute little town, and then sat at a cafe and drank prosecco and wine in the sunshine until I felt like it was time to go home.

All in all, it was a lovely day; I’ll never complain about a day of sunshine.  But seriously, who doesn’t check to make sure something like that is open?

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Typical Italian street
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Part of the Villa Gregoriana, and the restaurant I wanted to eat lunch at, Sibilla, that was also closed.

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