Since our arrival here in Rome we have been blessed with wonderful warm sunny days (one might even say hot). However, Saturday changed all of that at least in part. We awoke early Saturday morning to downpours like we haven’t seen since leaving the States. So what better to do than duck into a museum and spend the morning inside while it rains and clears off outside? We headed for the National Museum of Rome which really far exceeded our expectations. The collection is divided into four main categories: Sculpture, Mosaics, Frescoes, and coins. We were able to easily and enjoyably take in the sculpture and most of the mosaics and frescoes before hunger and sunlight from the skylights got the best of us. We will definitely be returning to finish at some point.
Leaving the museum we headed over to one or our favorite spots for lunch, Osteria Gusto, which actually took more time than expected but it was good to be out and about as it was really turning out to be a beautiful day in Rome.