We did most of our sightseeing by walking around the city of
. We were staying in a location that was not too far from Centro Storico, Rome’s historic center and would walk across one of the many bridges that crosses the Tiber River to carry on to see the sights. Rome
|Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy|
The Piazza di Spagna is home to the Spanish Steps and a gathering place for almost everyone who comes to
as well as the locals. It became such a gathering spot for the artists and writers who used to live in this area during the eighteenth century that it became a real tourist draw then and it seems it hasn’t lost that appeal. Rome
|Trinita del Monti Church|
The Spanish steps, built totally with travertine 1723-1726 were built to give access from the embassy of Bourbon
Spain to the church at the top of the stairs which belonged to the Bourbon kings of . The 138 steps are divided into 12 flights. The Sallustian obelisk sits at the top of the Spanish Steps in front of the church. France
|Busy streets in Centro Storico, Rome, Italy|
It is amazing that this very large fountain is in such a small square and then you get a zillion other people wanting to get their photos as well, and you have a crowded situation. It was late in the afternoon and being surrounded by tall buildings the sun wasn’t able to shine onto this beautiful fountain but we got our share of photos.
We always walked home in the dark at the end of our days, taking in the beauty of those ancient buildings illuminated with just enough lights to make a great sight. We may have walked about ten miles a day and we were getting pretty tired by this time of night, but never too tired to enjoy those sights as we slowly made our way back to our hotel.
There is so much to enjoy, come again for another walk through the streets of Centro Storico in Rome.