Venga con me! = Come with me!
A few snapshots from our second whole day exploring Rome. We got our tourist gear on (in my case flats and camera gear), and bought tickets for those charming hop-on hop-off busses that drive around any major city. We could have walked just fine, but it´s something about being on top of those bus roofs, gazing upon the city from above. We startet our day by the Colosseum and The Arch of Constantino. The arch was erected to celebrate Emperor Constantino´s triumph ca 300 years AD, and truly is a masterpiece.
From there, we tok the bus all the way to the Vatican state, where we explored the building from St. Peters square. We had lunch there, before we hopped on another bus back over the Tiber river to finally see the Trevi Fountain. Once again, I obviously had not done my homework, because to our surprise it is being restored, and the whole thing was covered in scaffoldings. A bit of a bummer, but no tragedy - we had loads of other stuff to explore. We walked to the Spanish steps and had a delicious gelato each while watching selfie posing tourists and busy locals alike. People watching is famous from the steps, and by all means, the monument is impressive, but compared to the rest of the Roman wonders, it was pretty average.
The steps however, lies in the Tridente area, where all the big designers are; Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel to mention some. Oh. My. God. We strolled around there for a bit, me drooling and W waiting, and finally did the purchase of the year, which I will show you more of later. Though I said we could walk around Rome without issues, I have to admit that the bus ride home was appreciated dearly after a full day of sightseeing. Our evening ended with a long dinner and loads of wine at a local restaurant in Via Cavour. Such an amazing day!