Yesterday, my mum and I spent a magical day exploring the ‘bella’ city of Rome Italy.
First order of the day was to head towards the Spanish steps, a place I had been keen to check out for years. We grabbed our little map and were on way. We wandered through Rome with our jaws at our feet, and of course ended up going in the completely opposite direction to the steps. Mum found some gorgeous ‘Frock shops’ as she calls them, so we really didn’t mind.
The colours of fashion here are bright and beautiful. We continued to walk looking confusedly at our map when we stumbled across a little building call the Colosseum, you may have heard of it. What a pleasant surprise! We walked around the commanding building taking photos and marveling at the stunning architecture and wondering how on such a thing was built with no machinery. Amazing!
We managed to find our way back to our hotel then have a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant with delightful staff and delicious food. Then we were well and truly ready for a nanna nap.
After our nap we decided to try again to find these Spanish Steps. We followed the map more closely and then we made it. There were people everywhere! The steps where beautiful, though I think I may have built them up to much in my mind as I did not have the reaction to them I thought I would. We had a run in with the police! Apparently shoes are not to be taken off when sitting by the fountain! Bloody dodgey Australians!
Then we found the Trevi fountain. Gorgeous! Just amazing detail in the statues and stunning craftsman ship I had not seen before. Again people everywhere!
The day was getting away from us by then so we head back to our hotel for a late dinner. It is still light at 9pm! Dinner was average at a local pasta chain, lunch was much better. Sleep was required before our next day when we head off on the train to Tuscany!