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Katie, Allie and I at the Spanish steps

             Today has been a long day of walking.  I woke up this morning, showered, and got breakfast before Music class at 8:30 AM.  After class ended at 10 AM, I collected all of my things for the day, made sure to put on sunscreen (didn't want to burn again) and went to the bus stop to go into Rome for another walking tour.  Today, we did the churches of Rome.  We saw 4 churches including the Pantheon.  They were all very different yet they all were huge and were so pretty.  The Pantheon was a lot wider than I expected it to be.

The Pantheon
  The outside was also less decorated but we think it’s because the marble had been stripped leaving only the brick sides.

            After the tour ended, we got lunch at this really cute real Italian place.  I had rigatoni with bolognaise.  Real Italian pasta!  Yum!  We stopped into another restaurant first only to realize, thanks to the indicator in the menu, that all of their pizza and pasta was frozen.  It should be a crime to serve frozen pizza and pasta in Italy but I guess if you can get away with it.  After grabbing some gelato, we continued on our own seeing the rest of Rome.  We went to the Trivi fountain, the Spanish steps and went to the Medici gardens but didn’t go in.  When we finally wanted to go back to the hotel, we realized we didn’t have a map of the bus system and started walking towards our hotel in hopes that we would hit a bus stop.

Trivi fountain
  Luckily for us, the hotel wasn’t too far from the Medici villa, maybe 2 miles or so, because we ended up walking the whole way.

            Once we got back to the hotel, we all took a nap after our long day of walking the entire upper half of the city of Rome.  Around 8 PM, we got some pizza and brought it back to the hotel.  I took my pictures off my camera and tried to name as many as I could.  I realize that although I’ve taken a lot of pictures of just buildings, I have taken just as many of people with buildings or fun pictures which I’m very proud of.  (Hopefully, tonight I'll get them on shutterfly for y'all to see.)

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Katie, Allie and I at the Spanish …
Katie, Allie and I at the Spanish…
The Pantheon
The Pantheon
Trivi fountain
Trivi fountain
My gelato and me!
My gelato and me!
Allie, Katie, Sarah and I by Medic…
Allie, Katie, Sarah and I by Medi…
Rome
photo by: vulindlela