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Monday, October 24, 2016

Sightseeing to Piazza dei Spagna and Fontana di Trevi

Aloha Everyone,

Most bus tours of Rome make stops at at least 12 top attractions. Piazza dei Spagna (Spanish Steps) and Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain) are always included. Made famous by such Hollywood movie classics as "Roman Holiday" & "Three Coins In the Fountain" these sites attract a huge and I mean bus loads of tourists. How can I write our blogs of Rome excluding popular sites. So this morning, J.J. and I bravely decided to face mass tourism crowds.

I think the following photos tell the story of what we encountered.

After walking through a long tunnel to return to our side of town, J.J. and I stopped for a leisurely lunch at a restaurant. J.J. enjoyed mixed seafood and I had a salad of salmon with mozzarella cheese.

We met Angela at a cafe near the Colosseum. She has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga. for 10 years and teaches classes in Rome.  A gentle soul with a kind heart, I am grateful for our mutual friend, James whose introduction gave us a chance to meet.

Tonight I need to set aside time to catch up with some emails while J.J. is enjoying an Italian movie with no English subtitles.

Aloha -- Cathi