Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Arreviderci, Marina! Ciao, Roma!

After we literally sailed off into the sunset, we enjoyed a farewell dinner in Toscana - the last of four specialty restaurants onboard the ship we tried on the cruise.  It was a knockout, too, from its fab bread basket...
 to the dessert quintet....
which, if I'm going for accuracy, I actually had during the winemaker's dinner the night before in the same restaurant.  Here is the Italian winemaker (left) and one of the Marina's executive chefs (right) posing with our new friend, Avedis from Nova Scotia. (He looks like a happy camper, yes?)...
We all shared a table with Larry and Laura Martin, our hosts from Food and Wine Trails and the good people who awarded me such a terrific prize.  (Thanks, Larry and Laura!)...
This morning, we disembarked the ship around 8:30 and rode the train to Rome, arriving at 10:30 a.m.  After a short walk from Termini station, we checked into our hotel which shares its name with the hubs....
That, of course, means we'll be taking everything home with the hotel's brand printed on it.  Hopefully, including the cool key ring.  Then, it was out the door to see what we could see.

1 comment:

Carol Starr Schneider said...

Score!!!! Meet you at the Vatican. I'll be the only Jew.