Let's explore around the neighbor by our hotel a bit...
At the corner of Via Cavour and Via dei Fori Imperiali, there appeared to be a new park that was about to open. The Italian military vehicles out front were preparing for the 3 June 2011 military parade, but they had a portable building set up in the new park.
While we were riding a tour bus, this woman on a bicycle came up beside us. It made me very nervous, especially when the light turned green and she began getting squeezed between the bus and a few cars. Not for the faint of heart.
As stated previously, the Roman Forums were right there - about 2 minutes from our hotel.
Down one of the side streets off Via Cavour, we sat and had a bottle of wine one evening. This was the view from the bar - about 2 minutes from our hotel.
About 2 minutes the other direction from our hotel were these stairs looking towards Via dei Fori Imperiali.
I must've liked the view (same place again).
Another side street a couple of minutes from the hotel. Look at those vines!
Turning to look another direction from the above pic.