One week in Rome

Sunday, September 22nd, 1996

In the morning we got a very good breakfast. Then we started our sightseeing-walk through the city. First we saw:

Piazza Navona
  • Chiesa Nuova
  • Piazza Navona
  • Pantheon
  • Fontana di Trevi
  • The Spanish Steps

Of course we weren't the only guests in the city: Rome was crowded with tourists! We took a short rest on the Spanish Steps. On the steps it isn't allowed to eat or drink anything and so we made a stop at McDonalds. At the top of the Spanish Steps there is the Hotel Hassler. Many people, some photographers and four bodyguards stood there waiting for someone (probably a film star ?!). We also wanted to see this person!

For 10 minutes nobody came and so we lost the interest. We visited the Pincio, a public park which was nearby. After all the commotion in the city we enjoyed the refreshing recreation. There also was a wonderful view over the whole town from this place. But unfortunately the wheather turned rainy and so we hurried up.

At that time (early sunday evening) the Piazzale Napoleone and the street down to the Piazza del Popolo was the meeting area of the roman youth. There were many young men and women riding a "vespa" or walking by for a flirt.

The Via del Corso and the Via dei Condotti are shopping areas and we spent a lot of time looking in the shop-windows.

Spanische Treppe
The Spanish Steps

It was quite a long way home to the region were our hotel was. We had supper in the near of the Piazza Navona: Pizza out of the charcoal oven. The price wasn't too high, because the restaurant wasn't directly on the Piazza Navona.

The way home was interrupted by a cloud-burst. So we waited in a book-shop until the rain had stopped.

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