We had cotton towels in the hotel at Venice- and I'm dying for a cup of tea! And internet is hard to get- I can't send emails and there are so many optional trips and traveling- a good rest is needed.
We had a Rome tour by night with a local guide- the Spanish steps, a look at the outside of Pantheon. Wow a pagan temple first for all gods then and now a Catholic church.
Then a walk with the crowds, scooters and crazy roman drivers to see the fashion shops.(just a passing glimpse)