A Perfect Day in Rome
The precise formula for a perfect day in Rome is highly personal, but visitors hoping to make the most of a single day in the Italian capital should start with an early morning visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, followed by a peek inside the Pantheon on the way to the Forum and Colosseum. Rome is stunningly gorgeous at night, so use your last bit of energy to chase panoramic views and to soak in the atmosphere of the historical center's piazzas and fountains.

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Will You Return?

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The legend says that if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, you will return to the city.

This beautiful work of art is located in the Trevi district of Rome, Italy.

This fountain is one of the most famous fountains in the world. The elaborate Baroque design is impressive and majestic.

The Trevi fountain was completed in 1762 after some thirty years of construction.

The Trevi is a major tourist attraction in Rome. Thousands of tourists crowd the spot daily.

Naturally, I had to seek out the Trevi Fountain. I took out my Streetwise Rome map ( Barnes and Noble) and located the fountain. When I arrived, I threw my coin over my shoulder and into the waters. I posed for photos in front of Trevi and I sat and watched the reactions of tourists when they first saw this huge, elaborate fountain. Most were in awe of this grand structure.

I had lunch at a small neighborhood trattoria, and drank in my surroundings.

I always enjoy new travel experiences and Rome and the Trevi Fountain exceeded my expectations. I felt at home.

The Trevi was just gorgeous at night - all lit up.
The evening air was warm and embracing and so many people were out and about. It was like a party.

This is an attraction you'll want to take in at least once in your travels to Europe. I wouldn't miss it.


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by Matthew Keesecker
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