This is going to be a short post to round up my Italy Travel Diary series. Because we were tired from all the walking and late night train ride from Florence the previous day, we decided to take it easy on our last day.
We started our day late and because our aunt wanted to check out some stuff at Desigual, we looked for the closest one from our apartment. It turned out there was a store about 20-minutes walking distance, passing by Via Delle Quattro Fontane.
The Goddess Judo in one of the fountains is the symbol of Strength. This fountain was designed by an Italian architect of the late Renaissance, Domenico Fontana.
After walking back to Via del Tritone, we decided to stop by the Trevi Fountain again and buy some t-shirt souvenirs on the side streets.
There are many street acts around the area and street artists selling their own versions of Mona Lisa, Colosseum paintings etc.
A few hours of just walking around our apartment area, we went home for dinner and to start packing. We arranged an airport drop off service from our Airbnb host and we need to be ready by 4:00 AM for our early morning flight to Istanbul.
After dinner, we decided to go out and see the Colosseum at night. There were still many tourists outside the Colosseum and a man dressed as a Gladiator, offering tourists to take a photo with him (for a fee, of course).
We were not ready to go home just yet so we took the train and went to see the Castel Sant’ Angelo.
It was a nice, cool evening so instead of taking the train back, we walked instead. We passed by Piazza Navona and nice little side streets on our way back to the apartment.
This was a nice little restaurant/cafe on a side street in the Historic Centre.
I think I read somewhere that these stars on the road are supposed to be walking markers between the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. I only noticed it when we were at the Piazza Colonna.
This was a very nice family trip and I will be forever grateful to my aunt for taking us to Italy. It was amazing to see Italy’s famous landmarks in real life, things I only see in movies, tv or read about in books.
But, this vacation is not over yet! Our next stop is Istanbul, Turkey for a three-day stopover. Watch out for my posts about Istanbul soon!
Check out the rest of my trip using the links below. I have also listed some Rome Travel Essentials you can book in advance for a better travel experience.
Private Transfer between Fiumicino Airport and Rome City Centre
Shared Shuttle Bus Transfer between Fiumicino Airport to Rome Termini Station
Omnia Vatican and Rome Pass | Roma Pass
Rome Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Bus Tour
Eurail Global Pass (Flexible Days)
MyWebspot Pocket Wifi Rental – I have personally used their services before and they are great especially their customer service!
This blog post is Day 9 of my Italy Travel Diary Series, To read about the rest of my trip, click on the links below:
Day 1: Arrival in Rome – Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps
Day 2: Colosseum and Roman Forum
Day 3: Vatican City (Papal Blessing/Angelus) and the Historic Centre of Rome
Day 4: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and Square
Day 5: Naples Bus Tour/Pompeii Tour
Day 6: Arrival in Florence – First Class Guesthouse/Historic Centre of Firenze
Day 7: Barberino Designer Outlet
Day 8: Accademia and Uffizi Gallery