We checked in, freshened up and immediately set out to see the sights and grab a bite… The Rings were in Rome!
On the drive to Rome we made a short list of three places we wanted to see on our first evening, since we arrived in the late afternoon. The Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon are all a short walk from one another, so they made the cut! Along our path we passed by the colosseum and the Roman forum, but since we’d be touring them in depth the next day, we just took a few pictures as we strolled by. We stopped at the colosseum to face time with the kids, so I took a seat (and my heels off for a second, ha!) Derek was going to attempt a “holding up the colosseum” shot for the boys, but we didn’t have enough service to get a hold of them, so we texted instead. In the meanwhile, it was pretty hilarious watching Derek stand there waiting for the call to go through and holding my heels, haha! We were totally “those tourists” for a minute! 😉
The Spanish Steps were being restored, so they were partially closed. A little snag in our plans, but nothing a little gelato couldn’t patch up. We ventured on toward the Trevi!
If you recall in my last posts, we were beginning to think we were the only tourists in Italy. Every where we went felt so exclusive and we absolutely loved it. Well, we found the crowds… They are ALL in Rome! Ha! Amongst hundreds of visitors we found a little corner of the Trevi fountain to have a seat, finish our gelato and take a few pictures.
We threw in a coin for ourselves and the boys, ensuring our return to Rome one day of course!
Our final stop was the Pantheon, which was a mammoth of a building in an old palazzo. On our walk home we popped in to a traditional no-name pizzeria for dinner, and brought a bottle of wine back to our room to rest up for our big tour day in Rome the following day! Ciao!