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?