Arriving in Rome - The Trevi Fountain

Rome certainly has a lot to offer when it comes to magnificent architecture and impressive monuments. Even without intention, you'll find yourself stumbling upon more and more of the cities famous features.
The renowned Trevi Fountain is of course one of Rome's best offerings. One you have to add to your to-do list.
It would be rude not to.

Before randomly finding ourselves in the hustle and bustle surrounding the fountain, we spent the day having a snoop around some of Rome's many shops.

The perfect opportunity for some dreamy architecture hunting.
And I can assure you, Rome has this in abundance.

Every single street is loaded with towering, pastel coloured buildings. Each decorated with white panelling and borders, enhanced by that azure blue Italian sky.

As may be expected in Rome, the midday heat can become quite unbearable at times.
So you'd better stop off in a café for a glass or two of iced tea, my holiday beverage of choice. Preferably peach.

Without even realising it at first, we found ourselves in the Trevi district of Rome.
You'll soon realise you're by the fountain, as we did, due to the sheer number of people drawn to the water feature like magnets.

A masterpiece of pale stone and sparkling water, the Trevi fountain is one of the most famous in the world. Understandably.

You might even recognise it from the film, La Dolce Vita.

The water trickles calmly from the intricately carved stonework, in stark contrast to the buzz of the swarms of people around it. It's just so entrancing.
Don't expect it to be easy to get a photo, or to find the fountain deserted. It's just not going to happen, so be prepared to be patient.

Having revelled in the beauty of the Trevi district of Rome, we continued our trek around the city in order to get our bearings.

Gasping for an ice cold drink and a read of our books in the shade, we traipsed back to our hotel to relax before heading out for an obligatory pizza later that evening.

More from Rome coming soon, so be sure to return in a few days.


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