|Fountain of the Turtles|
Bill and I figured out how to take a bus to the Jewish Ghetto neighborhood. We started out at the Fountain of the Turtles, an attractive fountain in the center of a small piazza. From there we walked to the Portico d’Ottavio, some impressive ruins were on display there, near the old synagogue.
|St. Cecilia Church|
We then crossed the river to the Trastevere neighborhood. Saint Cecilia Church has frescoes from the 12th century and is crawling with nuns in traditional garb, the way I remember them from my childhood.
We had a delicious lunch, and then met up with Janet and John (who had spent the morning at the Vatican) at the Colosseum. It was very crowded, with annoying vendors trying to sell private tours. We were tired and decided to merely walk around the Colosseum rather than touring the interior. I was not disappointed. We finished off the day with the traditional gelato.