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:
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.
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.