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At Roma Termini we bought a 72-hour travel card which works on all public transportation in Rome for 11 Euros. So, it looks like 33 Euros takes care of transportation for the weekend.
After a little wandering around Termini we caught the metro to Lepanto and find the hotel - with the help of a friendly stranger in the street. Check in at the Relais Vaticano went just fine, the receptionist was very friendly, showed us to our room and gave us some good indications about how to get to different sites from the hotel. After all is said and done, I wish I could write a better review about the hotel, but aside from the really nice people, it just wasn't ok.
Anyhow, we left our stuff in the room and set out for a little exploring.
Eventually we ended up at the Fontana di Trevi. This Baroqhe fountain is beautiful, sparkling clear water, immaculate white statuary - it all looks fantastic and it's been here since 1762. There was a lot of ruckus - people applauding, etc and when I got closer I could see what all the fuss was about: a man was proposing to his girlfriend right there in front of the fountain. This was pretty cool and romantic. It's nice to see people who look so happy. This proposal will definitely be something that the couple will remember forever. With all the wandering around, people watching and exploring, before we knew it it was pretty late. We finally found a metro station, but it turned out that there was some malfunction with the metro line and we had to walk back to the hotel.