Getting to la Villa Adriana was just the first of our many experiences with Italian transportation.  The bus ride was rather nice as we rode out of Roma and into the wild . . . it was about an hour to two hours (I don’t quite remember now).  But, the problem, we had no idea where we were supposed to get off.  So we rode the bus all the way to the end of the line, only to find out that we should have gotten off several stops before.  Thankfully, a bus man took us back and stopped for us (because normally you have to request a stop by pressing a button, but he stopped without us having to, after we asked him – it was very nice of him – I doubt that in the North they would do that).  And we ate at a very quaint pizza place for a late lunch before starting the walk to the villa, which took about 45 minutes.

But it was a nice day, and, on the way there, we ran into this beautiful site: what we all thought Italy would have more of.  I bet if they wanted to, these owners could charge money for pictures here – it was a very classic, Italian scene.  (taken 2.1.2015)