Rome Day 2

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“Rome in a day,” as Pattie likes to say. We decided to save the Vatican for our last day in Rome, so Operation: Rome in a Day was jam-packed with every important landmark we could find. Our first stop? The Colosseum, naturally.

Inside the Colosseum.

Impressed yet?

I'm a gladiator! I can win any fight!

Fun story: While Pattie and I were resting in the pedestrian pathways that surround the Colosseum, a car sped by us (paying no attention to any passersby in its way) as people ran in every direction. It wasn’t until the car stop and a policeman jumped out (of his unmarked car, mind you), that we realized all the people running were the vendors who had set up camp at the Colosseum for the day. The cop never caught up to any of them, but it was certainly fun watching the chase!

Then it was off to the Roman ruins!

Palatine Stadium

Stonehenge, anyone?

After soaking in some of the city’s oldest sights, we moved on further past the Colosseum (finally, right?) to see more of Rome.

How cute!

Piazza Navona

The Pantheon

It's like Where's Waldo - can you spy Pattie?

After lunch we made it to my top-spot in Rome: THE TREVI FOUNTAIN! I’m not sure why I was so set on seeing the fountain or why it topped my list of attractions in Rome, but there’s just something so intriguing about it. Maybe it’s the sound of rushing water that makes it so cool or maybe it’s the magnificent sculpture. Regardless, I made my wish and if the myth is right and I return to Rome, I think I’ll head straight for the Trevi Fountain.

Trevi Fountain

Making her wish.

Every day more than 3,000 euro are thrown into the fountain - that's more than $4,200! And what do they do with all the money? Rome started a charity supermarket for the needy with the coins rom people's wishes.

Off to more Roman attractions after visiting the fountain!

The Spanish Steps

From the top of the steps.

Exhausted, we collapsed after the Spanish Steps and went back towards our hotel for a scrumptious dinner. Tomorrow? Vatican City!

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