After we were done with the Colosseum, we hopped back on the bus looking for more attractions and places to hop off the bus in the city of Rome!
While on the bus, we passed by the Monumento Vittorio Emanuele II… a monument to honor the first king of Italy, Victor Emanuel
Some Roman ruins on our way too
And the Vatican City… I did not hop off at this point
I have visited it before a couple of times… so we continued our journey and we wanted to head to the Spanish Steps…. or Scalinata della Trinita dei Monti 😉
Here they are from Via Condotti – the fashionable shopping street facing the Spanish Steps in Rome… and we’re still walking to Piazza di Spagna
Oh wait a minute… I see some illuminating stairs at Louis Vuitton! Very aquarium like
Oh and a chestnut vendor in late June!!! Now that’s interesting!
The Spanish Steps… can you spot me? 😛 😉 Thank you Sa3adTrips for taking this picture of me as I tend to take more pictures of food, buildings, museums, walls, you name it… but not myself LOL
And that’s the fountain facing the steps; Fontana della Baracaccia – which means the Fountain of the Old Boat… see that guy holding a plastic bottle? He just filled it with fresh water from the fountain 😉
As you can see (its a bit crowded at the fountain) but its located right in the Piazza di Spagna below the Spanish Steps
And off we go… heading to Fontana di Trevi – Trevi Fountain! But I was starving and wanted to have lunch in one of those alleyways – We made a quick stop at Osteria della Vite! Total tourist trap LOL but I enjoyed it (maybe I was the only one in the group who did have a laugh about it – plus my order was YUMMY) – I will write a post about it soon 😉
After lunch, we walked some more… towards Trevi Fountain
And here it is… and as usual, very crowded
The legend goes that if you throw a coin into the fountain, you will return to Rome! And in case you’re wondering, yes.. I threw a coin facing the crowd with the fountain in the back
So glad I was able to take a picture of the whole fountain – despite the crowd 😀
And one more before we leave the fountain 😉
Very eventful day, I must admit… but there is more to come from Rome – a couple of restaurant reviews, coming soon 😉
Stay tuned…. to be continued!
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