We left Santa Margherita on our minibus early, and headed for Pisa. Yes, the tower really does lean quite dramatically. That was fun, and was followed by a trip to the train station in Pisa, where we (just us) boarded the train to Rome, which was a three-hour journey.
Rome is chaotic, but we found the taxi stand and went to our hotel, Capo d'Africa, in the Ancient Rome section - and there was the Colosseum right there! After settling in, we went to a nearby trattoria, which was packed on Sunday night, and had supper. Then we got gelato and walked on by the Colosseum and back to our hotel.