One or two days are not enough for Rome. Three is the minimum. On our own third day, we decided to see the remaining sights of Rome, including. Di Trevi Fountain, Quatro Fumi Fountain, Spanish Steps, churches and basilicas.
Padded after the previous day’s walking tour (where we saw the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, among other things), we rose again at the crack of dawn to explore the other attractions that Rome had to offer. The weather did not promise to be very pleasant, but fortunately for us, this quickly changed. So one by one…
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We reached our first point on foot, i.e. the Pantheon in Rome with the fountain opposite, i.e. Piazza della Rotond. On the way we still managed to hook up with the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin above Minerva located at the back of the Pantheon.
The Pantheon itself is perhaps best known for its roof, in which there is, in the simplest terms, a “hole” :) Apparently, when it rains inside it is dry. How is this possible? Maybe you have some interesting ideas? :)
Di Trevi Fountain
The next point was the Di Trevi Fountain, which we reached, among other things, by moving along the enchanted via In Aqurio.
It’s worth navigating unconventional routes, so you can “live the city” and see something interesting, not necessarily a must-see, but equally worth taking a moment. This is how we encountered an ordinary-unusual gate with fantastic decorations, a cluster of motorcycles, a shopping mall squeezed between stylish townhouses, or a gentleman selling roasted chestnuts….
The Di Trevi Fountain is perhaps the most famous and characteristic fountain in Rome. Of interest: legend has it that the fountain is named after a girl who discovered a water source here – this is depicted in the right side of the fountain. Of course, while you’re there, don’t forget to throw in a lucky money :)
Below are some photos of the fountain itself, during the day. Di Trevi Fountain at night looks just as beautiful, but we’ll describe that another time:)
Moving further towards the Spanish Steps, we discovered a mini pasta factory made in Italy! They in truth make it at home, not in China ;-)
The Spanish Steps surprised us with the number of tourists. To be honest, we were already expecting bigger crowds near the Trevi Fountain (where, by the way, it is said that you need to be most careful of pickpockets). We barely found a place to sit down and take a breather for a while.
Fountain of the Four Rivers
After taking the stairs and climbing to the top of them, it was the turn of Piazza Navona and its centerpiece, the Quatro Fumi Fountain, known in Polish as the Fountain of Four Rivers.
As in many other European cities (indeed, and in many points in Rome itself), here too you can stock up on an unconventional handbag straight from Prada or LV. Of course, at very bargain prices :)
At the end of the tour, we were left with the Campo di Fiori market square, which is still bustling and crowded today. You can stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables here (which we do).
On the way back we still hooked up with the Crypt Balbi Museum, which we do not recommend to you ;) Even if you have an Archeological Card, with which admission is free, it is simply a waste of time. There are many more interesting things to see throughout Rome.
For the dessert of the fourth day, there was no way to miss a sweet dessert, in the form of tiramisu :)
Drinking water in Rome
Still, by the way. Keep in mind that in Rome you can find wells with potable water at practically every turn, which you can drink without any worries. Paweł always took advantage of this opportunity, refilling our bottles as well.
Anyway, what wonder to him, since we had such nice and warm weather :)