Mediterranean Vacation; Day 1

Tue/Wed,Jun 5-6: Dalton to Rome: I always say that I’ll write a blog about our vacation trips, but never actually do. I hope to change that with this trip, so here goes…
We flew from Boston to Heathrow to Rome on British Airways. I must say that I was impressed with the service that they provided. The food they served was quite palatable, and the complementary beverages were a nice change of pace. Other than the pain in the neck of having to take a long shuttle ride at Heathrow to our connecting plane, the whole process was not bad. We had a car and driver waiting for us, who got us to our hotel around 3pm.
The only thing left to do then was to stay awake until at least 9pm, to minimize the effect of the jet lag. We walked around the neighborhood, which was near the train station, and as can be expected near the train station in any large city, it was pretty disgusting, with trash laying everywhere, and graffiti on every vertical surface up to 6 feet from the ground.
Our hotel, on the other hand, was Very Nice. The Hotel Diocleziano has an incredibly friendly and helpful staff, who got us settled into our rooms and provided all sorts of great info on the area. Our room is small but comfortable, with sufficient amenities to make our stay very pleasant.