The Trevi Fountain and The Roman Forum
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December 23rd, 2006 – by: Kathryn
From there we wandered over the backside of the Colosseum for lunch. Samantha ordered the fettuchini alfradeo and we all wanted to steal it! Oddly enough for the rest of the trip we couldnt find it anywhere! Also this marked another place that didnt take travelers checks.
After lunch we went around the Colosseum to The Roman Forum, getting a snapshot of the Arch of Constantine along the way. We pretty much followed the walking tour in Frommers but we started at a different spot. It was still pretty neat seeing all the ruins that had been around for so long. One that was particuarly interesting to me was Basilica of Maxentius. I took a picture with Sam, Charles and Jesse standing in the middle. Where they are standing used to be a colossal statue of Constantine.
My favorite picture of the Roman Forum was the Temple of Saturn. I got a nice shot of it sillouetted against the sky. You wouldnt think it was winter with the nice weather but I suppose Italy doesnt get to cold anyway. At the end of our day we took a break by the Circus Maximus which is now largly just a field with a few ruins. We walked along the Tiber and through the "Jewish Ghetto" to get back to our place and get some needed time off our feet! This of course was mostly spent on our Nintendo DS's playing Mario Cart. Much cursing ensued as that game, much like Mario Smash Brothers, is nothing with out the trash talk !
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