The elevator was full, so we stepped over to the next one, and waited. It was midnight, and we were exhausted from our long journey. When the door finally opened, we were stunned to see that it, too, was full. Inside, the same people who had been in the other elevator. What?!??
Turns out they were confused by the numbering of the rooms and floors, so they had taken the next elevator back down. It was going to be a long night.
We were only in Rome for 24 hours, on our way to Egypt, so we took off on our own for a quick tour. Boarding the bus, we discovered that we should have paid at the newsstand in the street. It was going to be an interesting trip !!
See also: Italy 2