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Rome Day 4

This was a travel day from Sorrento to Rome today. We rode the cranky, slow, Circumvesuviano train to Naples and then enjoyed a 21st century rail experience on the Italo train to Rome. The new rail station looks and feels like an airport.
A taxi took us to our new hotel, the Hotel Italia. (If change is good for the brain, we are increasing our IQs a whole lot right now!) After a siesta, we looked for supper and found a prix fixe dinner near the Trevi Fountain. The crowds were thinner today, but they had part of it blocked off… we tossed in our coins anyway so that we could someday return to the Eternal City.

In spite of the fence, Shirley tosses her coin into the Trevi fountain.

In spite of the fence, Shirley tosses her coin into the Trevi fountain.

Stormy takes a turn at the Trevi.

Stormy takes a turn at the Trevi.

We wandered over to the Piazza Navone, which was originally an oval track for chariot races. Today it is popular area for dining, strolling, and enjoying the Dolce Vita. It has three tremendous fountains by Bernini that we admired while having our second dessert of the evening. (No, I do not regret the indulgence!)

Another obelisk, Bernini sculpture and Baroque church - ho hum.

Another obelisk, Bernini sculpture and Baroque church – ho hum.


Ciao.

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4 Comments on “Rome Day 4

  1. Joyce Kauffman
    June 6, 2014

    Ah, even though my fabulous trip to Italy was 10 years ago I remember most of it like it was yesterday. We visited the Trevi Fountain twice, since we forgot to toss in our coins the first time!). And, I also remember being in the Piazza Navone, some event was happening when we came upon the beautiful space but after so many years I cannot recall exactly what it was. I do know it was some kind of entertainment and there were many kinds of different things to watch that we wandered to. We stayed in a lovely hotel at the top of the Spanish Steps (to the right at the top…(Inter Continental, maybe?) and walked all over Rome- we were there a week, loved it! I am loving vicariously enjoying your trip 🙂

  2. Jon
    June 6, 2014

    Need to crank the pics 90 degrees.

    • shane
      June 6, 2014

      Sorry. It’s fixed.

      • stormy
        June 7, 2014

        Haha– now they look sideways to me. Maybe this hotel’s wifi is on its side.

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