Despite our sleepless night, we were ready for our first full day in Rome!
We splurged and bought a hop-on, hop-off tour, for 2 days. Especially since our hotel was at one of the stops. We did the circuit twice, just because it was nice to be driven around the city.
There was SO MUCH to see! We didn’t see it all, but we saw a lot.
I am obsessed with fountains. This one is the Fountain of Neptune, in the Piazza Navona.
The Teatro di Marcello, sometimes called the mini Coliseum. It was a theatre! It’s huge!
We had a little food break after our tour.
Pasta. Oh yeah. And bacio nero for dessert.
We rested up a bit, then went for a walk to find a little church that our friend told us about.
It’s called the church of San Luigi Dei Francesi.
It is most renowned because it holds three paintings by Caravaggio, on the life of St. Matthew.
That’s right, just three paintings by a Baroque master hanging in a little chapel.
They’re dimly lit, and you drop one euro into the box and it lights up for a few minutes.
The full church, in all its glory.
We kept on walking. There was a lot of walking on this trip.
And made it to the Pantheon, built in 125 AD.
It’s the oldest Catholic Church in Rome and it’s beautiful.
Til we got to theTrevi Fountain.
It’s estimated that people toss in 3000 euros, per day!
And we ended our night with: PIZZA