Day one is in the books! After two very smooth flights, thanks to Lufthansa Airlines, we were able to get our trip off on the right foot! The inflight entertainment was top notch and the food was worthy of a fine city establishment! On top of all that, our “taller” travelers (no, not Mr. Sampson!) were very thrilled with the real estate they were given as they were able to stretch out and relax!
After many hours of travel we were met at the airport in Rome by our tour guide Fabio! This meeting quickly put the group at ease as Fabio won us over with his thick navy-blue down jacket; a jacket that would make any New Englander envious! We quickly established our itinerary for the day that would include a stop at Piazza Navona, the Pantheon (with lunch nearby), the Trevi Fountain, and finishing with a walk on the Spanish Steps. The sites along the way would prove to be more than we could imagine and provided us with an amazing first look into the ancient and extremely rich Roman history and culture. After an amazing three-course meal at a local Italian restaurant, our group was begging to go to bed to prepare for our big day tomorrow! Stay tuned to the NHS Project Week blog for more updates!