Upon arriving at Roma Termini train station, we walked a few blocks to our post-cruise hotel, Hotel Giardino.
As you can see in the picture, carrying large suitcases up the steep stairs would be challenging, so we were happy that we had opted for much smaller bags. We used rolling bags that would fit easily on the train.
After checking in, we asked the hotel staff for some dining recommendations. We were in the mood for some pizza or pasta, so they gave us a couple of choices nearby.
It was a short walk to the restaurant from our hotel. When we arrived, it was pretty busy, but it was only a short wait for a table outside. It was a gorgeous afternoon, so that was fine by us.
While we were waiting for a table to open up, we had time to look at the menu. There were several choices that sounded good, so now all we had to do is wait a bit to be seated. One thing you need to know about dining in Rome, unlike the United States, if you want water, you have to purchase a bottle, so keep that in mind.