Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Italian Football

We were so excited to attend an Italian football game while we were in Rome. Lazio was playing on Sunday so we made our plans around the game. In the morning we made our way to an enormous flea market which seemed never-ending by the time we really wanted to leave. We could not find the way out. We all bought a little bit here and there including Lazio jerseys for the game. Here are some photos from the rest of the day:
The kids making funny faces at one of the Piazza Navona fountains:

Olivia with the caricature she had made at Piazza Navona:

Tyler giving in to jet lag at dinner:

All of us at Piazza Navona:

I'm sure you've noticed by now that there are no photos from the game. Turns out you can't buy tickets to the game at the stadium. No problem - Chris and Frank ran off to buy tickets at the box office down the road. It was closed. No problem - Chris and Frank found out you can buy tickets at the Lazio store across a bridge and down an alley. You have to have a passport. No problem - Chris has his with him. You need one for each ticket. Big problem - but perhaps they don't check ID at the stadium. Chris and Frank go back to the stadium entrance to check it out. Big problem - they were checking an ID for every person entering. Don't you think the guidebooks could have mentioned all this!!!

So, no Roman football but a nice afternoon at Piazza Navona and a bit more sightseeing that included the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. (Photos to come in another blog.)

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