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Jenny Sheraton’s Travel Diary

Friday, 25 Aug 2006

Location: Rome, Italy

MapAnother early start at 8am and off to Rome today. The first stop was at Barberino Shopping Outlet for a bit of shopping. Then off to Rome. We went on a walking tour for the afternoon and our first stop was at a creepy crypt. Then off to the Spanish Steps made in the 1700's. At the bottom is a fountain that they say if you drink from it, it increases fertility or you get diarrhoea.

Then to the Trevi Fountain and I threw 2 coins which is supposed to mean you that you will come back to Rome and you will find love in Rome.

Then to the Pantheon and I went inside which was amazing. There is a hole in the roof so if it rains it comes inside and drains through holes in the floor. Then to Piazza Naviro for dinner. We went to a lovely little cafe with Nicky and Katie and had a beautiful italian red wine, pasta and gelati. Then back to the bus and we saw the Vatican in twilight. It was beautiful with the lights and not many people around. Then to the Colosseum at night. It is an amazing structure but pickpockets and bag snatchers are a problem and we saw someone fighting for their bag.

Back to the hotel for a 10pm checkin. Nice room but we were attacked by Mossies during the night. Today was a very big driving day.