We came back, cleaned up, and went to the Trevi
People just hang out at Piazza Di Trevi.
and enjoy the Trevi Fountain.
Live everything else in Rome, it's old, huge, and beautiful.
Umm too bad the people that took these pictures didn't get more of the fountain and less of the building behind us. (sigh) Oh well...part of it was where we were standing when we had it taken. But it was so crowded with people we could barely squeeze in at this point to have our picture taken at all.
My Sister said if you throw a coin in the fountain then it means you'll come back some day. WOOHOO!
More photos on the other side of the fountain! We just could not get in front of it.
See why? Look how crowded...
See this lady begging in front of this church. This happens all over Rome. And someone is probably going to chastise me for putting this on here. But here's the thing. I bought this little I 'heart' Roma bracelet from this street vendor. Street vendors are everywhere too. And I walked back to put the change from the 5 euro (I think it was 2 or 3 Euro) into this woman's can. And when I did, I looked down and under her skirt was a FULL BAG of MONEY she was counting! She only had a few Euro in her can, but that bag was full. And I walk a few feet from her and there sits a boy, or young man, with his huge clubbed feet in full view, begging. I feel sorry for them, but she probably had more money than I did. And I guess, in a way, she has chosen begging as her profession. Her job, if you will. So I guess she was doing her job, begging, and I fell for her broke and homeless scheme.
This church was at the Piazza. We went inside, and Mom lit a candle in memory of some loved ones. It brought a lump in my throat. She has lost a lot of friends in the last few years.
Sorry the pics are blurry. I didn't want to use my flash and it was dark inside.
So this is the vendor I bought the I heart Roma bracelet from. I said, "Can you tell us what direction we need to go to find Piazza Navona?" He pointed in the direction. I said, "Are you sure? That doesn't feel right?" (Like I would know...) He holds out his hands palms up and shakes them, and in his Italian accent says, "What? Why would I jerk you? I have no reason to lie, but follow your heart if you want." I told him I was taking his picture and if we didn't find it I would come back and have him take us there.