Continued from Rome Day 3 Part 2.
Today started even later than yesterday. By the time I got out of the hotel, it was 3 in the afternoon. I may be superman, but even superman can’t deal with two nights of all night drinking without slowing down. Today shall be a short day of sightseeing. I came into Rome with an ambitious list of things that I wanted to do and see. I saw and did 80% of what I wanted, the other 20% was replaced by partying. I think I got a pretty good deal out of it.
I believe this is another public fountain because people were filling up their water bottles and drinking from it. In Italy, water fountains are not just water fountains but rather drinking water fountains.
I only walked down one block on Via Condotti before getting bored and turning around to climb up the Spanish Steps.
I don’t know how this country can still operate on a day to day basis. I walked into the basement level of Villa Medici and saw that these stairs were roped off. Well, they were until someone casually moved the rope to create a small opening. I had heard steps going up the stairs so I thought, why not, I’ll follow them and see where it leads me. I really only decided to follow them because I saw no other obvious way of getting up to the second floor other than to break the never enforced rules of Italy.
Front entrance way to Villa Medici. It’s obvious that this building has not been restored recently as everything looks really old and weathered. Only in Rome can you get away with having many of your historical buildings be in sorry states and unguarded because you’ve got so many other even more significant buildings.
I was so tired by this time that I decided to head on back to the hotel to rest and play major catch up on the travel diaries. The only sight that I regret not seeing is Castel Sant Angelo(the mausoleum, fortress and now museum). Unfortunately, its on the other side of town so I’ll just have that save that for my next trip to Rome.
To be continued at Venice Day 1 Part 1.