Day 8 – Rome

This is our second day in Rome and we had few museums to cover during the day and rest of the places to see at evening & night time. It was a slow start on a Sunday morning after the Florence trip yesterday. Though we didn’t walk much in Florence, I did feel very tiresome probably we are getting closer to end of the tripJ.

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The first stop for the day was at the Castel.S.Angelo.The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant’Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Rome. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum.

Piazza Spagna is an interesting attraction which is not to be missed during u’r Rome visit

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It is also called as Spanish steps and a fountain beneath the steps.The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, a church at the top. This is one of the widest staircase in Europe that has 138 steps. At the base, there is a fountain called “Fountain of the old boat”.It’s more beautiful to watch during the night time with the lights turned on. We had few students do a dance performance down the Spanish steps.

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Piazza Del Popollo is closer to the Piazza Spagna and you can walk down to this place. The street that runs parallel to the Arc De Popollo is the Corso street that has lot of shops and restaurants and is considered as one of the best shopping spots in Rome. This is another famous landmark and a pretty big sqaure/central place in Rome. For more details you can find interesting facts about this attraction in wikipedia :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piazza_del_Popolo

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