We were definitely ready for lunch--that espresso and marmaletta we had for breakfast in Florence was hours ago. We chose a small sidewalk cafe just around the corner, and ordered a pizza to share. The wind was picking up--by now it was very gusty, and soon it started to rain. We were glad to be under the big umbrella!
We walked all the way around each level, spending over an hour on the inside. Here are some of my favorite pictures of the over 200 I took that first day:
There are many, many ruins of huge homes of affluent Romans (500 BC - 45 BC) and remains of the palaces of emperors from the Roman Empire period, 27 BC - 475 AD. Now that's OLD!
Although this scene gave us a little worry--was he going to take a bath??
We slowly made our way back to our apartment area, and chose another sidewalk cafe for dinner.