Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and More

Trip Start Nov 20, 2010
Trip End Dec 01, 2011

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Flag of Italy  , Lazio,
Sunday, August 14, 2011

We walked to our new hotel in the morning and cooled down in the A/C  a bit before setting out and exploring  some of the sights that were in the area. We first went back to the train station though thinking we were going to purchase a Rome pass for the public transport system. After seeing the brochure for it though we decided it was a waste for us and then wandered around the station looking for a decent place to grab lunch.

  After we had wasted a good half of the day switching accomodation and being at the station we finally went out to see the sights. Our first destination we were heading to was the Spanish steps. Along the way we passed through a massive traffic circle with a huge fountain in the centre with statues of four naked women around the outside and a man in the centre that was apparently thought of as too provacative when it was first created and so I (Jackie) re-termed it the provacative fountain since we couldn't remember the actual name. Next we passed a fountain statue of Triton blowing water through a conk shell, which we stopped to take a couple pictures of. Finally we arrived at the Spanish Steps and took a bunch of pictures trying to get a descent one through the huge numbers of people there. Just down the road is the Trevi Fountain and so we made our way there. The fountain is huge and absolutely amazing. We had no idea how magnificent it actually was and were blown away when we came around the corner to it. We of course then proceeded to take a million and ahalf pictures of it, as well because so many people got in our way (I'm sure we ruined a few pictures also).

 The Pantheon was our next stop and it was also just a couple blocks away; good thing we didn't get that pass since everything is so close together. Again we snapped a few pictures. We weren't allowed to go inside though I think because it was a sunday, instead there was a huge group of people crowded around the doors trying to get a glimpse inside as they just leave the doors open and rope it off.

 Next we walked through a couple main market squares and then started our walk back towards our hotel. Rome is such an amazing city with so many sights so close together and they're not all museums and things you have to enter to enjoy and so we had a whole day of free sightseeing which was, just like Venice, perfect for us at this time in our trip.
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