Since we arrived so late in the day, we had just decided to rest and relax (after a few hours of walking and shooting) and get ready for a long day of walking, exploring and enjoying the city..
As always, the first stop was the Spanish Steps.. a large plaza and street guarded by the church, Trinita del Monti..
The Trevi Fountain was closed for repair or upgrading.. couldn’t really get the whole story but it was still crowded. The entire fountain was curtained by a 8′ high plexiglass wall so photos were useless..
Then we headed over to the river..I love to walk along the river. The architecture of the buildings found there is amazing..and there all kinds of little side streets and back alleys where you might find a hidden gem of a cafe..
The winding river paths bring you to the Ponte Vittorio Bridge…
and Vatican City.. The first look at St. Peter’s Basilica is usually from one of the many bridges crossing the Tiber River..
Ok..so we had been walking for about 4 1/2 hours by this time and I wasn’t sure I was up to the climb.. 551 steps to the top of St.Peter’s Basilica..which might very well be the best view in Rome.. but still 551 STEPS…
Stay Tuned 🙂