24 August 2012

Day 6 : Rome Italy (19 June 2008) Cont

After stopping at Piazza Colonna we continued with our walking tour of Rome. The next stop was the Spanish Steps.

4.                  Piazza di Spagna and Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps got its name when the Spanish Ambassador lived here in the 16th century.  The steps lead to the church Trinita del Monte and in the piazza there is a boat shaped fountain. We filled our water bottles at the fountain with the nice cold water.
 

























5.                  Fontana di Trevi

This fountain is in a very busy square with hundreds of people.  It took more than a hundred years to built thee fountain and it was finished in 1751.  In the center is Neptune with two seahorses.  We followed tradition and each tossed a coin over our shoulder into the fountain and if it works we will return to Rome again.
 

















6.      Piazzo Venezia

We then walked to the Piazza Venezia and saw the Victor Emmanuel Monument.  It was built for the first king of Italy.  The monument is also known as the “wedding cake” or “typewriter”

After our walking tour we went to a restaurant for a buffet dinner.  After dinner we got back on the bus to go to our hotel.  But first we drove the streets of Rome.  We passed Piazza Venezia, The Roman Forum, the Coloseum and the Vatican City.  We reached the hotel about 20:00 and checked in.  Later we went to the bar in the hotel and spend some time with some other people on the Contiki tour.

Read more of the trip to Europe in 2008:
1.                  Mossel Bay to London
2.                  Day 1: London to Amsterdam
3.                  Day 1: Amsterdam Canal Cruise
4.                  Day 2: Amsterdam
5.                  Day 2: St Goar Germany
6.                  Day 3: Munich Germany
7.                  Day 3: Munich Germany Cont
8.                  Day 4: Austria

9.                  Day 5: Venice Italy
10.                Day 5: Venice Italy Cont
11.                Day 6: Rome Italy

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