Once both tours were completed, we went back to the hotel for a quick pit-stop...we had to grab our coats! I was freezing! With our coats in hand, we headed for our next destination: the Spanish Steps. That area has some of the best shopping in the city, and it was called the "shopping triangle" in our guidebook...a very fitting name! We walked down the main boulevard and window-shopped our way down to the Spanish Steps. They were really pretty!
Yes, that's a PASTA VENDING MACHINE...how cool is that?!?
Next, we went to the Trevi Fountain for our first glimpse of one of Bernini's many fountains...WOW! What an amazing site. It was night time when we got there, so it was lit up beautifully and was wonderfully romantic. Bernini was obviously amazing...what an amazing artist. The horses look like they could leap out of the water at any moment. Of course, I had to toss a coin over my left shoulder (with my right hand!)...by doing so, it guarantees your return to Rome one day...I hope that part is true! The Trevi quickly became my favorite spot in the city.
Tossing a coin and making a wish!
After seeing the Trevi, we found a great spot for dinner....a little restaurant called "La Capricciosa." I ordered the Pappardelle with asparagus, shrimp and cheese. Brad had the Capricciosa Pizza with tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms, artichokes, eggs and ham. The meal was delicious...as always!
Pappardelle con punta di asparagi, gamberetti e formaggio ragusano
(Pappardelle pasta with asparagus, small shrimps and cheese)
With full tummies, we headed back to the hotel for some rest...we had had a very busy day! Day 2 in Rome was coming right up!