knew that Rome was called "the Eternal City"
but you have to actually be there to see how appropriate that title
really is. There was art and history everywhere I turned. Even in
the cold of January, it was a delight to tour. And, I toured.
My first destination was the Spanish Steps. I'd only heard of them
on a television commercial. But, the location was pretty central
to things I wanted to see, so I had a destination. The wide steps
with a spacious area in front of them formed a beautiful meeting
place in the city. From there I walked to Trevi Fountain which really
surprised me. It was a magnificent, huge fountain tucked away in
a small intersection of Rome.
the Colosseum, I strolled through the Forum. It was the center of
daily life in ancient Rome. Of course, it reminded me of the play
I was once in, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum".
There weren't three women (well, two women and a hairy guy with
a wig) chasing after me at the Forum. But, I guess you had to see
the play to appreciate that.
course, when in Rome, you can't just stay in Rome. You have to go
to the Vatican.