Another day in Rome..and we needed it as this city is HUGE!! Todays mission was to check o the centre of the city…and try out some of the Gelatto!!
We began exploring the centre of the city in the morning checking out the local shops and ‘high street’. Soon we found ourselves at the world famous ‘Spanish Steps’!! On arrival thats all you really see. Some steps and thousands of toursists sitting on them!! Never to be the one to miss out on such an experience we grabbed our packed lunch and joined the tourists on the steps for some lunch…oh the life of the budget traveller!!
We then went from being budget travllers to being travellers with a shitload of money….well we pretended anyway, as we headed down the botique street of Rome packed full of all the designer labels. We visited many of the stores…(not Cartier after our terrible experience in Milan…but that’s another story!!)
Before long we were struggling with the 35 degree heat so headed for the ‘best gelatto’ in the world!! It was quite a claim made by the store but we were up for the tasting challenge!! We dug into a chocolate merange (with real bits of merange!!) and sweet plum. It was fantastic, so much so five minutes later we were back in the door and trying out the grapefruit flavour!! So far this was the best in the world…but didnt have the biggest selection, that was tommorrows mission!!
We ventured around the corner from San Crspinos Gelatto and checked out the impressive ‘Trevi Fountain’!! As the title suggests it was a massive fountain…quite impressive really. Back in the day the water in the fountain was the best water in Rome…now its not. You can though fill up your water bottle to the right side of the fountain as this water is still fresh mineral water!!
We continued our city walk of Rome, visiting the Pantheon – a huge dome like building housing the grave of the painter Rapheal. The doors of this building were the largest we have ever seen…stuff trying to open and close them!! Then we checked out the artists that had set up camp nearby to see if they could compare to the ones we saw in Barcelona…most of them didnt. In fact we witnessed one guy see the portrait that he had done…and his faced dropped, it was terrible. An awful excuse for an artist had ripped this poor guy off…still funny for us to watch though!!
Soon we were hungry so the cheap traveller in us kicked in and we headed back to the hostel to once again make the most of the free pasta dinners, im sure we’ll hate Pasta soon!! With nighttime approaching we thought it would be nice to once again see the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, but in the evening! So we headed off through the darkening streets to see the sunset over the Spanish Steps, before sitting on the edge of the Trevi Fountain to chuck a coin over our shoulder into it. This now means that one day we’ll return to Rome, and im sure with all the money in the fountain we could soon pay for it!!