Day 2 — Rome
Arch of Constantine
Fontana della Barcaccia
People actually drink the water from the fountain!
Despite a fine of €250, people were still sitting on the steps!
As of 2019, a ban has been introduced to prevent tourists from sitting on the 135 steps, spanning from the Trinita de' Monti to the Piazza di Spagna. A hefty fine of €250 awaits anyone spotted using the steps as a resting place, enforced by whistle-wielding, high-vis-wearing officials patrolling the area by day.
Me and our Italian guide Donatella
According to our guide, there are more than 2000 piazzas in Rome itself! Italian piazzas, or squares, are the heart and soul of every Italian town and city. Big or small, humble or opulent, there is always something to admire — a fountain, a statue, an obelisk, a monument, a Christmas tree, etc.
Piazza del Popolo
The Twin Churches
Fontana del Nettuno