We are soldiering through the heat and crowds and enjoying the wonders of Roma...the eternal city. The food is wondrous and we are getting our fill of ancient...umm...stuff...art, architecture, stories, etc. etc. Today we saw the Sistine Chapel and the vatican museum with an archaeology professor...not quite Indiana Jones, but I think he aspires to be him.
We have two more days in Rome, then on to Bari in Puglia, where we'll stay at an agri-tourism B&B. In February at the World Water Forum, I heard a talk by a professor from Bari who has done research on the water consumption of the "Mediterranean diet"...I'm so excited to go eat in the area where he's from! Other than that...the guide book says that Bari is "the Bronx of Puglia". We only have one night there, then on to our 4th ferry to Greece!