Back in Italy
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We took a couple steps from St. Peter's Square and were back in Rome. The first thing we all wanted to check out was the Pantheon, so we headed there. Sure enough, there were tons of holes in the other surface (see my picture), where the bronze had been removed for the altar in St. Peter's Basilica. This church has an opening in the top for some reason, making it very unique. When it rains, there are small holes in the floor of the church that the water drains down in to.
After visiting the Panthon, we all made a quick stop over at the Trevi Fountain. It was on the way, and so I had a photo taken of me throwing a coin over my shoulder, symbolizing that I would come back to Rome some day. (I ended up going back next year). After that, we headed back to our hostels to eat, with the plan of meeting up later.
As evening rolled around, we did meet up once again. I had rounded up several people from my hostel, and the large group of us set out on the town. There were 5 of 6 Americans, a couple Aussies, some Slovenians, and some others. We went around the town, checking out the different plazas, and spent some time at the Colosseum at night. We talked about anything and everything, and had a great time.