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They say..."All roads lead to Rome, " and Rome is where the road led us!
September 27, 2011 Day 10 Rome, Italia.
We are nearing the end of our Italian journey. Rome is our last stop. But, we still have so much to see.
The Pantheon was rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in 126 AD.
After the Pantheon we were off to the most beautiful and most famous statue in the word, the Trevi Fountain. It is 85 feet high and 65 feet wide. The history is that In 19 BC, supposedly with the help of a virgin, Roman technicians located a source of pure water some 8 miles from the city. The aqueduct served Rome for more than four hundred years. The fountain was built at the endpoint of an aqueduct that brought water to Rome.
A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain with one's right hand over one's left shoulder, they will return to Rome, if they throw two coins they will return to Rome with a lover and three coins will ensure either a marriage or divorce. An estimated 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain each day. The money has been used to subsidize a supermarket for Rome's needy. However, there are regular attempts to steal coins from the fountain.
The sun sets in Rome. After tossing my coins into the fountain we dined. I enjoyed pasta arrabiata with chicken, a salad, tiramisu and a cappuccino.
Above is a photo of me watching Italian television. I cannot understand one word of it.
Ahhh, I love, love, love Italy. But, after 10 days of non-stop traveling and nine cities visited....I am a TIRED girl! Tomorrow I will wake to gaze at the great, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling.