Saturday, 19 September 2015

An evening in Rome

We arrived back in Rome mid afternoon. We were staying in our favourite little family run hotel (where we ask for our room by number) and were delighted to be upgraded to their only suite. A huge room and a big balcony, we decided to enjoy the sounds of Rome from our balcony for a few hours before heading out to throw our coins in the Trevi Fountain.
We never leave Rome without throwing coins in the fountain - this would be the only piece of superstition in which I indulge.

The Trevi Fountain has been in the process of restoration for more than 12 months and so they have it fenced off and a small imitation fountain with a photo behind to act as a temporary fountain for coin tossing. Of course, there are still silly people who will throw their coins over the barricade and into the empty fountain! 
The point of tossing a coin is to guarantee your return to Rome but a Japanese girl told us last year that I didn't need to toss a coin but she did, because she was looking for a good husband and I already had one. That was after Kel helped her pick up all her money which fell from her safe keeping container!

From there we walked the scenic route (the long way) over to Trastevere, the area where we stayed for two weeks last year. 

We were lucky enough to get a front row seat for people watching and aperitifs at one of our favourite places in Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere. This was followed by dinner and all the roving entertainment that comes through the piazza. 

Of course, there are gelaterie in Trastevere too and they had some new flavours so I indulged one last time as we walked to the tram.

 Tomorrow I shall post the final post on the gelati challenge.

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