Three things though. First today was a church holiday of some description sp religious sites were off the menu; Second, a feeling of been there done that as far as the usual sights were concerned and third, just felt lazy.
So, we docked in Civitaveccia and we decided that was it! This place is interesting in and of itself. We will spend the day here. Our friend Jay was actually the person that convinced us but, hey, we can take responsibility.
So, my friends. No blog of Rome.
Now, turns out Civitaveccia has a history too. It has served as Romes port since the 13th Century when the original port (Ostia at the mouth of the Tiber river) silted up.
There are old buildings here a Fort completed in 1557 by Michelangelo no less. But what was really quite fun was that it is a regular small city.
There are even button stores to interest the beaders among us
Ladies do their shopping early and catch a bus home
Moms take their daughters to work and have them keep busy by playing Lego outside.
There was a small supermarket where you could buy Italian wines at reasonable prices and beers from all over the EU. I got so carried away I mistakenly bought a non-alcoholic beer!!!
Was able to find a free Wi Fi site (at a Subway believe it or not) and could sit there for a short while, drink a beer (at Subway????) and post the Sorrento blog.
Had an ice cream while walking along the beachfront saw this sculpture (of the iconic Victory Day Times Square Kiss Why, one might ask. Why indeed perhaps because this is not Rome.