Saturday, May 14, 2011

Walking Tour and Getting Lost

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The hotel breakfast had a lot to offer (and it was Free for us!).  There was different meats, cheeses, hard-boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, yogurt, fruit, and juices.  I started out the day with a yogurt, fruit salad, and a thick slice of Italian bread with mixed fruit jam, and of course, a cup of coffee!

We were given a headphone set and split into 2 groups.  The weather was perfect with clear blue skies and the sun shining with temperatures in the mid 70s.

We began at the Colosseum and learned about the history. We did not get to see the inside due to lack of time.  The site of the Colosseum just made my trip feel very real.  I still can not believe I am here in this beautiful country!  From there you are able to see the Arch of Constantine.  Next we traveled down the street to the Piazza Venezia.  There stands the Monument to Vittorio Emmanuele II, also known as “The Wedding Cake” And Palazzo Venezia.

Next was the Trevi Foutain where I threw a coin with my right arm over the left shoulder!!  Next was the Pantheon, which was stunning.  A group in there that was visiting began to sing.  Their sound was amazing and so mesmerizing.  The tour ended at Piazza Novona and the Four Rivers Fountain, which is a popular known market area.


Trevi Fountain

Without knowing where we were heading for lunch, Me, Liz, Erica, Shep, and Becca made our way in a direction we thought was the Trevi fountain.  We had seen a delicious looking pizza shop that we wanted to go back to.  We ran into what looked like what Americans would call “the shopping district.”  We weren’t too upset!  We found another place that sold pizza by the slice.  We all ordered a roasted tomato, basil, mozzarella pizza. 

After being lost and asking people if the spoke English to help us, we finally made it back to the hotel that we had been searching for 3 hours.  Tonight the entire group in meeting at Piazza Novona (where our tour ended) to walk to Trastevere area and of course eat more of Italians wonderful cuisine!  Hopeful not to get lost again!

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