Rome, Day One -- Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti & Fontana di Trevi
Our hotel was a small 4* hotel on the outskirts of Rome, a 40 minute walk from the Fontana De Trevi and the Spanish Steps, our first adventure. The Trevi Fountain, designed by Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci, is astonishing, placed in the heart of the town centre with hundreds of tourists and locals keeping the heavens of water alive, it is a magnificent monument with grand architecture. The fountain could still be heard even after venturing down the lanes surrounding the fountain, filled with many many souvenir shops for all your memorabilia to take home with you. Unfortunately due to the amount of people who shared the same interests of getting a view of the fountain, we couldn't follow the tradition of throwing a coin into the water, however the thought is what matters! But the most grand gesture of the Trevi Fountain was how it glowed so beautifully at dusk, as the sun goes down the fountain still manages to light up the heart of Trevi.
Now, lets talk about the ice cream, once you have a taste of the Italian delicacy you never go back. Stepping into the gelato parlour was as if stepping into an ecstasy of ice cream galore, all the flavours you could dream of was available to you, and of course, seeing the kinder bueno flavour there was absolutely no hesitation. I ran for it, saliva may've been leaving my mouth and there were no regrets, Kinder Bueno gelato is a dream.
Day one had been conquered, with a gradual sun kissed tan and a flurried mind from the sun and many glasses of wine, I was certainly ready for bed. However a wine set mind certainly made the walk home from our evening hike to find ice cream a whole lot easier. Rome, you have out done yourself.
Until next time, for day two x