Italy, Rome – Part 3

There is so much to see in Rome, that I’m just going to make a nice list of a few highlights for you. Is that ok?

First off we have the Alchemy Gate, which was conveniently just around the corner from the hotel, and right by the metro station! If you want to go and visit though, be aware that it isn’t in the most respectable area. There may have been syringes we spotted before making a hasty retreat!

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This is one of the more picturesque photos I took of Rome. It was a random over-pass that we decided to walk up as we were heading home from the Colosseum one afternoon.

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This lady also thought it was quite lovely and we sprung her taking photographs!

This is the Piazza del Popolo or People’s Square. It is on the Northern edge of the main Rome shopping district and pedestrian area.

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The Southern side of the shopping district is home to the Spanish Steps. We had been warned that they would be utterly and completely covered in people, and they were.

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But I had to go and see them, and climb them because they were in Roman Holiday! I even got accosted by a man trying to make me buy flowers like Audrey was!

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I love this next photo for many reasons, but primarily, this is what apartments in Rome look like, and these ones are just to the left above the Spanish steps. I was forever fascinated by the pergolas, amount of greenery, and the aerials!

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The Trevi Fountain is epic and glorious! … When not covered in scaffolding and having a remodel.

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We managed to accidentally walk past it one evening, so the queues to get up close and personal with the scaffolding were quite mild. They did have the option out the front of throwing a coin into a puddle (according to legend, this will mean you come back to Rome), and yes, I threw a coin in the puddle and pouted the whole time.

Piazza della Repubblica in Rome is a massive roundabout with a church and museum hanging off one side. The one time we went through on foot, night had fallen so I got some great action shots of cars zooming around in a way that exemplifies Roman driving. Frenetic!

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While adventuring and looking for something entirely different, Himself and I came across the Ducati Cafe, and given that there were some excellent specimens of two wheeled fury on the pavement outside, and also hanging from the walls inside the café, we had to temporarily suspend proceedings for espressos!

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We even went back a second time and had dinner there too! Though, I can’t say I was as taken with their food as I was their decorating aesthetic.

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Even the sunsets in Rome are remarkable. Though I think every city has it’s own special deal going on with Apollo, don’t you?

2 thoughts on “Italy, Rome – Part 3

  1. So many wonderful shots! The Alchemy Gate intrigues me and I’ve not yet visited it, so thanks for the warning that it’s a less-than-savory area. Shame about the Trevi fountain (I think I have a picture somewhere of me throwing a coin in), but the experience on the Spanish Steps sounds rather magical 🙂

    1. The Alchemy Gate is really cool! And I’m so glad we persevered and found it! (we may have wandered all over that park before finding the correct corner! ;))

      I shall obviously just have to go back to the Trevi Fountain! 😀

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