Monday, April 25, 2016

Europe Post - Arrivederci Roma!

Our last destination before going to our next destination: Trevi Fountain.

After having our Italian meal (again), we took the metro to Barberini Metro Station and walked to Trevi Fountain.

Fontana di Trevi is the largest fountain in the world with 26.3m height and 49.15m width. The fountain was built at the junction of three roads that marked the terminal point of Aqua Virgo, one of the aqueducts that supplied water to the city of Rome. The fountain was completed in 1762 after being handled by various artists such as Bernini, Salvi, and Pannini from 1629 onwards.

Nowadays, people believe that one can return to Rome if he throws a coin into the fountain.

True or not true? I don't know. But of course, that causes the tourists to flock there like birds. I could not even enjoy the sight even though it was really huge and beautiful.

People, people, people

Another thing that caused me to get disappointed was the size of the square. It was so tiny as compared to the size of the fountain. The building in front of the fountain is only about 3m away from the railing. I felt suffocated.

The best shot that we could get (with people's heads in it)
Another shot

So we gave up taking picture. Instead we went to the gelato shop in front of the fountain and treat ourselves a few scoops of gelato.

We chose this shop
Many choices of flavours
At least we got something coming here

We then rushed back to the hotel, took our luggage and walked to Termini Station to catch our next Trenitalia train to Florence. The train ticket cost us EUR 17 (~SGD 29) per person for early bird rate. Before we boarded the train, we went to Gentilini biscuit shop and brought some delicacies. I love the chocolate biscuits!

The shop

 Next - Toscano, The Countryside Full of Beauty

Love is in the air,
Little Feet

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