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... to situate the fountain from the other side of the square to face the Quirinal Palace (so that the Pope could see and enjoy it).
The Trevi Fountain as we know it today, was designed by Nicola Salvi in 1732 and competed in 1762.
The central figures of the fountain are Neptun (God of the sea), flanked by two Tritons. One struggles to master a veru unruly "sea horse", the other lead a ...
... some yummy gelati. On our way back to the apartment stumbled upon a little biscuit shop with the amazing smell of fresh baking. Had to buy some biscuits and pastries (thankfully all the walking cancelled out the calories). Came home very tired, had a quick rest and then out to a local Pizzeria just around the corner from our apartment for dinner. Antipasta, bruschetta, four cheeses pizza and prosciutto pizza filled the four of us up nicely.
Another early night to ...
... of Christianity could be seen in the symbols found. The tour led us to tomb of St Peter, we could peek through an opening and see the where the tomb of St Peter rests. Our photos yesterday had a picture of St Clementine’s altar, the closest outward location to St Peter’s Tomb, the rock on which the Catholic Church was built.
We had a little more time for shopping along Via Cresenzio ...
... lamb, both were delicious! We tried the cherry gelato at the hotel café and it was surprisingly good. We then explored the Rooftop Garden at the Domus Carmelitana and the view of St. Peter’s was breath taking. Unfortunately so was the smoke from the smokers that moved closer to us as we were moving away from ...
... get in line and stand there until the gate opens at 7:30
. When the gate opens at 7:30 am, everyone rushes for a seat where they sit until 10am when the Pope comes out to talk and bless the audience.
Oh no, another early morning, rising at 4:30.
Finally, Sister Ann Marie shows us that we have tickets for the section closest to the Pope, only about 30 ft from where he will be sitting. ...